The Weekend Starts Here....

The Weekend Starts Here....

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Kicking off this week with a piece from the Inky Fool which tickled my fancy.  He is a student of the English language and his books are great. This piece is all about rude words, so be warned, but I’ve now found my absolute favourite new word of all time 😉  [3 min read]

The investment problem has been solved (go low cost, non-active) so why do we still need financial planners? Because we’re humans.  [Tadas Viskanta 2 min read]

Your personal social connections have a huge impact on your economic outcomes.  [Our World in Data 4 min read]

“At the moment, everyone seems to agree that half the people in the country are ignorant, wicked or both. The only disagreement is over which half.” I’ve already had enough of the General Election and there’s still three weeks to go 🙄. Some good advice in this piece [Tim Harford 3 min read]

Barry Ritholtz interviewed Eugene Fama and David Booth of Dimensional Fund Advisors for Bloomberg recently.  It’s a great conversation, and Gene Fama throws a couple of curveballs out there – particularly in relation to behavioural finance. My favourite quote of the interview from Fama “This is the University of Chicago: if they had to look up every time a Nobel Prize winner walked by, they’d get nothing done!”

You can listen to the podcast here (1 hour) or watch the video on YouTube here (48 mins). Highly recommended if you’d like some insight into the people who manage our clients’ money.

It seems hard to believe it’s been over 15 years since we moved to an evidence-based investment philosophy. Every time I read posts like this one it affirms my view that we made the right decision.  [Josh Brown 2 min read]

What are the top three associated risks both for financial advisers and their female clients?  [Barbara Stewart 4 min read]

If you’re a DIY FIRE/investor type, you’ll find a wealth of good tips here  [Monevator 4 min read]

Wealth is what you don’t see  [Brendan Mullooly 3 min read]

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, I hope it’s a good one.  On Saturday morning Eddie and I head off for three weeks in the sun. Can’t wait. So, there’ll be no weekly roundups for a few weeks, but I’ll be back before Christmas.