Smarter than the stock market
Investing

Who Is Smarter Than The Stock Market?

“Objects in the rear-view mirror may appear closer than they are”. Right now, the opposite is true. It feels like a lifetime ago – but it has only been 11 weeks since we were trying to find a way forward in the midst of […]

Investing

The Future Is Tech… Or Is It?

One possible explanation for the recent divergence in stock market performance vis-à-vis the broader economy is the performance of the tech sector. Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, and Facebook now comprise ~22% of the S&P 500 index. It’s no wonder that the stock market held […]

Losing the plot
Investing

Losing The Plot

“It’s all over. They’ve gone and lost it.” This was just one of the comments that popped up in my Facebook feed on March 15th, the day the Fed cut interest rates to zero and launched a massive stimulus program. “They have nothing left […]

When everything goes wrong
Investing

An Introduction To Investing In Bonds

It has been more than a year since I started this blog and I still haven’t written a single word about investing in bonds. There are good reasons for it. First of all, my own investment portfolio consists of 100% equities at the moment. […]

Oil Price
Investing

Doom, Gloom, And Negative Oil Prices

For anyone who is following the financial markets these days, Monday was an eye-opener. For the first time in history, the price of oil has gone into negative territory. At its nadir, a barrel of WTI (West Texas Intermediate, the US benchmark for oil) […]

The real path to wealth
Investing

The Real Path To Wealth

Let’s have some fun with the numbers today. If you have spent any time reading personal finance articles on the web, you’ve invariably come across a graph that looks like this: Net Worth Evolution You, becoming a gazi millionaire The graph above assumes you […]

Proud owner of a junior ISA
Investing

Junior ISA: Is It As Good As It Seems?

Using a tax-efficient investment vehicle like a junior ISA can be one of the best ways to build wealth and grow your net worth.  The fact that the dividends and capital gains generated by your investments are tax-free makes a massive difference.  In addition, […]