Volatility vs Risk

“Real returns are found on the other side of volatility” In the investing world volatility is used as a primary measure of risk. However, once you understand volatility, you’ll realise the real risk is not investing. Volatility makes for an excellent headline, but it is not a real risk over the long term – in … Continue reading Volatility vs Risk

Owner > Consumer

Investing turns you from a mere consumer to an owner. When you invest in the stock market you are investing in a collection of great businesses, which provide products and services to real people. Ones you and I interact with everyday.  By investing in the stock market you are investing in our way of life. … Continue reading Owner > Consumer

Picasso’s Bull

“It takes a lot of hard work to make something simple, to truly understand the underlying challenges and come up with elegant solutions.” Steve Jobs In 1945 Picasso created The Bull, a series of 11 lithographs showing The Bull in various levels of abstraction. Picasso’s goal was to simplify The Bull down to its essence, … Continue reading Picasso’s Bull

The Wealth Creation Machine

“Are you looking to build wealth?” “Do you want to secure your financial future?” “How about free money every month?!” If you answered “YES” to any of the above questions… YOU NEED A PENSION! Pensions are in somewhat of a marketing crisis. They are more important than ever, but chronically misunderstood. ‘Pensions’ are seen by … Continue reading The Wealth Creation Machine

The Death of Alpha

One of the most profitable industries in the UK thrives on chronic under-performance. In this post I dive headfirst into the ongoing war within the investment industry, Alpha vs Beta. Active vs Passive. Complexity vs Simplicity. Good vs Evil… Before we get stuck in, here’s a quick overview of the key terms: Alpha and Beta … Continue reading The Death of Alpha

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