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August 3rd, 2017

Are you Riding the Tiger’s Tail?

Regular readers of these articles will be aware of an ongoing and oft-repeated theme of mine: Namely that, to a certain degree at least, you can run your financial affairs so that you shouldn’t need to worry overly about stock market crashes (or crashes in financial markets more generally). As...

by Andrew Craig

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June 20th, 2017

ZIRP, inflation, QE and other animals...

In my last article, I referred to two reasons for the concerted equity market strength of recent years: First, the impact of certain very real structural changes on companies – primarily technological development and related globalisation. Secondly, the impact of what has been going on in the bond market – that is to s...

by Andrew Craig

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June 14th, 2017

S&P 3000?

Are stock markets over valued or is there more upside from here? In my last email I highlighted the fact that lots of market commentators are suggesting that stock markets are heavily over valued at the moment and it might be time to get out and move your investments into ...

by Andrew Craig

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June 8th, 2017

Sell in may and go away - continued...

In my most recent article, I looked at the classic stock market idea of “Sell in May”. By the end of the article, I suggested that regular monthly investment was likely a better overall approach than trying to time the market by doing things like selling in May to buy back...

by Andrew Craig

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May 17th, 2017

Sell in May and go away?

Today I wanted to write about a quote that is well known in the investment community: Sell in May and go away, don’t come back till St. Leger’s Day Investopedia tells me that “This phrase refers to the custom of aristocrats, merchants and bankers who liked to leave the ci...

by Andrew Craig

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April 18th, 2017

How to buy gold - Part II

In my last article, we kicked off the subject of how you might go about investing in precious metals by looking at: Buying physical bullion and taking delivery – i.e. hiding gold and / or silver coins or bars in your own home (ideally doing this should involve a safe or, at...

by Andrew Craig

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March 13th, 2017

How to buy gold

In my last post I highlighted how gold has returned no less than 12.3% per annum since 2002 (in sterling terms). Today I thought I might spend a little time discussing various different ways you can invest in gold (and silver) since many people have been in touch to ask about this ...

by Andrew Craig

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February 23rd, 2017

Which investment has averaged 12.3% a year for sixteen years?

The answer may surprise you. Gold I have had a reasonable number of questions of late about precious metals and, in particular, how to go about buying them if so inclined, so thought it might be instructive to write an update on the issue. There seem to be few subjects ...

by Andrew Craig

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December 5th, 2016

Keeping It Simple – Funds to “Own The World”

PLEASE NOTE: The first half of this post, was updated in January 2017 as a response to a large number of people who have got in touch to ask questions on the below and, more generally, about our products and services. Many people have asked if I "still believe in ...

by Andrew Craig

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November 23rd, 2016

Financial Literacy Trumps Trump

Last month I wrote a series of three related articles that I hope you had a chance to check out. The first looked at whether we are heading for a massive crash. The second looked at two reasons we may not be headed for a crash after all and the ...

by Andrew Craig

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