Inflation, anyone?

Since the Federal reserve and just about every Western country tried to reflate us out of the 2008 depression, there have been many people crying INFLATION.

Inflation creates a specifically strong reaction amongst many (older) people who’s parents or grandparents were ravaged by  inflation during the middle of the 20th century or who bore the brunt of inflation in the 1970s.  … Read more

Brexit flow; Will it pan out?

Goldman Sachs has produced a comprehensive yet concise flowchart showing how the Brexit process should play out over the next few years.

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The chart, which was in the latest “Top of Mind” note sent to clients by the investment bank this week, doesn’t present any new information but it is a handy cut-out-and-keep guide to the Brexit process (feel free to bookmark this page!)

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Investments that can kill…

… your wealth.

“Leverage, concentration and illiquidity are the three things that can kill you”

Steve Cohen‘s words provide real guidance in the current low reward investing world.  What specifically does he mean by this and how could it kill your investments?

Leverage gets more investors in trouble than probably any other single factor.  The best way I can describe it is that its Gambling with money you don’t have.Read more

What’s “Secular Stagnation”?

With the start of a new year upon us, its time to look forward to what we have in store in 2015. What are your thoughts? Doom and gloom or a bright new dawn?

Mine are, more of the same, we’ll be struggling through for a couple more years… generally I believe there will be a modest increase in the business environment driven by a more positive view out of the USA, dragging Asia into growth.… Read more