The weekend starts here.......

The weekend starts here.......

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I can honestly say I never struggle to find pieces to include in this weekly post, but this week there was an embarrassment of riches, so a few more links than normal. Feel free to skip any which don’t appeal 

Let’s kick off with my book review for January [5 min read]

In my first financial services job, at Hargreaves Lansdown, Peter Hargreaves once said something which has stuck with me for the last 30 years. “Buy the income and the capital will look after itself”. This was back in the days when income funds such as Prolific High Income, Perpetual High Income and many, many others, proved that was absolutely the right thing to do, especially if those dividends were reinvested.

The growth of tech stocks during the noughties caused this point of view to fall out of favour, but I think there’s still a good case for income stocks in any diversified portfolio. This infographic explains further [5 min read]

“Hopefully the financial advice business will play catch-up to investment management in the years to come. There are a lot of people who need better financial advice.” [3 min read]

“The only thing harder than gaining a competitive edge is not losing that advantage when you have one. That’s as true for careers and investment strategies as it is for business.”  [3 min read]

How to overcome your fear of bonds (and remember we allocate 75% of bond exposure to short term i.e. less than 5 years to maturity bonds) [4 min read]

Ok, now this next one. One of the BEST pieces I have read in a long time – long, but worth your time. Too Clever by Half  [10 min read]

Obviously, a lot has been written in the last couple of weeks about the market corrections. I thought this was an interesting take on the subject  [3 min read]

Being able to talk about your finances with your life partner is REALLY important. Justin Castelli and his wife Angela did a great podcast on this topic [55 min podcast]

I thought this was a fascinating interview by Robin Powell with a veteran fund management insider [5 min read]

“Next time you hear someone make a comment about the market, before you agree or disagree, remember the relative lens through which they (and you) view the financial world.” [6 min read]

And finally. Two of my favourite writers chew the fat about the recent market movements, investing, behaviour and much more  [20:06 video]

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, I hope it’s a good one. Here in south west France we have had two days of blue skies and temperatures nudging 19C. More of the same forecast for the weekend! Maybe spring is on its way 

Warm regards