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March 4th, 2021

#72 — "It's hip to be square"

Today is world book day There is a joke that is reasonably popular in places like silicon valley (for pretty obvious reasons) which goes something like this: Question: "What does the high school quarterback call the high school nerd a few years after high school? Answer: "Boss!" ...

by Andrew Craig

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March 2nd, 2021

#71 — "Not your bl**dy book again, Andy!"

"How to Own the World" 99p for the whole of this month (Kindle) - Buy Now I think it is probably quite likely that the majority of people who read my articles have read my first book "How to Own the World" by now. It is ...

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January 20th, 2021

#70 — "It does what it says on the tin..."

Our new Fund Overview Document Today I am delighted to be able to share our brand new and significantly upgraded "Fund Overview" document. If you own our fund (the VT PEF Global Multi-Asset Fund), I would hope that you will find this particularly interesting and a restatement and ...

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January 12th, 2021

#69 — Lockdown silver linings?

If life gives you lemons... Long time readers of these articles may be aware by now that one of the things that I try to do in life as an explicit philosophy, is to attempt to seek out and place my focus on "good news" rather than "...

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November 12th, 2020

#68 — The biggest investment risk you've never heard of...

A KEY missing piece of the investment puzzle... In my last piece, I explained how important risk-adjusted returns are in investment, as against returns alone. This is an idea that is poorly understood. Today I wanted to explain another concept which is arguably even less well known and even more ...

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October 30th, 2020

#67 — How can 7.5% be better than 75%?

For some time now I have wanted to address a really important subject head on: The importance of VOLATILITY ADJUSTED returns. If you have been following all things Plain English Finance for a while, you will know that we have our own investment fund – the VT PEF Global Multi Asset Fu...

by Andrew Craig

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October 12th, 2020

#66 — The World is the Best it has Ever Been...

It's a "99%" world... I hear and read so much at the moment along the lines of “2020 is the worst year in history.” I think the fact that so many people feel this way is quite possibly THE biggest problem of our age – quite literally. I think it is incred...

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September 1st, 2020

#65 — "Work is better than whiskey..."

"As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey..." Thomas Edison The quote above is attributed to the inspirational American inventor, Thomas Edison. I would argue that Edison was very likely one of the single most important figures in modern history. Most famously, he invented the light-bulb ...

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August 11th, 2020

#64 — My new book is here - what's it for?

If you've been a subscriber for a while, you may have noticed that we have been radio-silent for a lot longer than usual in the last few weeks. The reason for this has been that the Plain English Finance team and I have been very busy getting my new book, &...

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May 7th, 2020

#63 — [Webinar Invite]: "Immunising Your Investments: Sensible investing through a global pandemic..."

I write today to let you know that I will be giving a free webinar next Wednesday (13th May) at lunchtime (1200-1300 BST) as a guest of the Financial Services Club. Continuing my fine tradition of being broadly incapable of giving things sufficiently short names, the title of the presentation ...

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