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“Lies, damned lies, and statistics”

“Lies, damned lies, and statistics”

You might recognise the famous quote in our headline. It's been attributed to various people, including Mark Twain, but the truth is that no-one knows who said it first. Like the quote itself, you can't believe everything you see. However, you can believe us, because...

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Take away your new year stress

Take away your new year stress

Tempted to keep checking the performance of your investment portfolio? Well, if you want to protect your mental health during 2020, we suggest you don't. Even though the media make regular announcements about movements in the stock markets, the best thing to do is...

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What a wind up.

What a wind up.

As you may know, we are always attending events as part of our Continuous Professional Development and to ensure we have the latest information to share with our clients. Last week, I was at an estate planning seminar where we heard that some solicitors are still...

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What does a financial planner actually DO?

What does a financial planner actually DO?

In our usual articles, we bang on about investments all the time, because that’s the tangible bit that clients see. It’s a bit like painting a wall. It’s all in the preparation. Afterwards, you don’t see the sanding down and hole-filling, all you see is the nice...

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Stick with it!

Stick with it!

The Vanguard 'spectrum' graph below reminded us of the song: "Red and yellow and pink and green, orange and purple and blue. I can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow too."* When you stop singing and have a proper look, you'll see that the x-axis shows how...

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“It’s investment. But not as we know it.”

“It’s investment. But not as we know it.”

If you're a regular reader, you'll know we occasionally mention Star Trek in our articles. We did so last month when we were talking about human behaviour and quoted Mr Spock saying "Highly illogical". The heading of this month's article was inspired by a line from...

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