I have read two articles in the last few days which triggered a trip down Memory Lane. The first was this Morningstar article, which looks at the history of the ‘cult’ fund manager over the last 30 years. Thirty years ago, in June 1987, I joined Hargreaves...

My monthly book review is up on the blog [5 min read] When Amazon first launched, the trade-off for getting great prices was a delay in receiving what you bought (as opposed to the instant gratification of walking out of the store with the item), and the lack...

I do the vast majority of my reading in the early mornings, when it’s quiet and peaceful.  It’s a great way to ease myself into the working day.  Throughout this month I’ve watched the sunrise arrive just ever so slightly later each day and now...

This week’s blog – Can’t buy me love….  [1-2 min read] Based on a report by PwC, this infographic on the economic impact of AI is an interesting read [3 min read] You are what you read.  I read ‘The Shallows’ this week (more on that in August’s book review), and this article...

“The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions.” – Robert Louis Stevenson An interesting study was published recently, which found that spending money to buy time makes us happier. The study was carried out amongst adults in the...

“Gold gets dug out of the ground in Africa, or someplace.  Then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again and pay people to stand around guarding it.  It has no utility.  Anyone watching from Mars would be scratching their head.” Warren Buffet Gold has...

This week’s blog  [4 min read] Next, a podcast from Freakonomics Radio.  Yes, it’s 48 minutes long, but with contributions from Eugene Fama, Ken French and Jack Bogle (amongst others), it’s an entertaining and informative 48 minutes. John Maynard Keynes on investing as a beauty contest.  [3 min read] The world’s...

July was the month for autobiographies.  I’m fascinated by other peoples’ lives and how they got to where they are and even after this month’s binge I still have a stack of autobiographies and biographies waiting to be read. Here’s a selection of my best reads...