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On Prognostication

|We tend to brag about our most recent brilliant investment while conveniently forgetting our more frequent whiffs.| Chapter eleven from the first book of essays by Michel de Montaigne serves as a welcome reminder that some truths are beyond debate. … Continue reading

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Finance is a Brain

|An interesting quote from The Economist: “Finance is a brain for matching labour to capital, for allowing savers and borrowers to defer consumption or bring it forward, for enabling people to share, and trade, risk.”| For most of us, the … Continue reading

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Sell in May

|A market pullback is likely, maybe even inevitable, but market timing is a dangerous game.| With lots of anecdotal evidence suggesting caution when betting on the equities markets these days, maybe we shouldn’t be. An oft-discussed subject in what passes … Continue reading

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Investment Advice Through the Ages

The pursuit of wealth (and then figuring out how to keep it when successful) has a long history. The wide-ranging insights below are offered without commentary. However, where additional context is available a good source has been recommended on the … Continue reading

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The World in 2019

|Don’t let hubris or fear keep you from considering participation, even in a small way, in the world economy.| It is a fact that the U.S. now accounts for only 40% of the world’s stock market capitalization. Yet a look … Continue reading

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By the Book

The investment books most likely to improve one’s abilities to invest successfully will not be the ones providing recommendations of what stocks to buy, and right now. Nor will a book simply offering models of fund-centric portfolios based on the … Continue reading

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