The Weekend Starts Here....

The Weekend Starts Here....

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Apologies for the sound of crickets from the blog the last couple of weeks. I am dealing with a bereavement, so my priorities have shifted a little.

There’s a certain school of thought that behavioural biases don’t apply to people who advise people on their investments. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth. Want to know my guilty secret? Here you go.  [Brendan Mullooly 4 min read]

Rob wrote a piece this week about the collapse of London & Capital Finance. What struck me most about this was his point at the end about a financial adviser whose client was thinking of investing in the scheme. He warned his client not to.  Working with clients is not just about advising them what to do but also what not to do. Hard to put a value on that.  [4 min read]

Apparently, about 17% of British people have eaten the same lunch every day for two years. This makes perfect sense to me.  Habits like this (provided you’re making a healthy choice of course) can help you to be healthier without having to think about it.  [4 min read]

Our Wealth Planning Executive, Emma, sent me this next one. Of course, I’m aware of the inequalities which still exist in our society between men and women, but I admit I’d never given any thought to how some inequalities might be life-threatening. Thought provoking.  [4 min read]

Why inflation is good for us – an economist’s view [Tim Harford 4 min read]

Turns out there are other fun things you can do instead of spending all your time on your phone. Who knew?  [Ramp Capital 3 min read]

Have we seen the end of the cult of the ‘star’ fund manager?  [Ben Carlson 3 min read]

“What the human being is best at doing is interpreting all new information so that their prior conclusions remain intact.” I have to admit, when reading this piece, all I could think was ‘Brexit’.  [Bob Seawright 4 min read]

Not caring can be an incredibly powerful skill.  [Morgan Housel 3 min read]

This animation does a great job of illustrating the benefits of taking a long-term approach to your investments [Barry Ritholtz Animation]

And finally. “Women worldwide are increasingly embracing grey hair and, with that, themselves.” Hmm. Sorry, personally I’m not convinced [3 min read]

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, I hope it’s a good one.