“Highly illogical”

“Highly illogical”

Do you remember the Vulcan character, Mr Spock, frequently saying “highly illogical” on Star Trek? It’s such a famous line that someone even wrote a song about it, as shown in the fun video below. It’s true that human beings are sometimes...
Hot off the press

Hot off the press

We’re always saying that active fund management doesn’t work. And a recent news story supports that message. For years, Neil Woodford was renowned as one of the UK’s most successful fund managers. He got it right more than most. (Or maybe he kept up...
Ignore the noise

Ignore the noise

Some clients say: “I’m not interested in the details. I trust you.” (If that’s you, you don’t have to keep reading.) Others like to monitor their investments regularly so they feel confident in our advice. (This is one of the reasons we...
Your new year’s resolution…

Your new year’s resolution…

As you’ll know if you’re a regular reader, you have to keep your emotions out of influencing your investment decisions. The markets reward discipline. Even in a downturn, you have to remain patient and tune out the noise. Admittedly, it is awkward to...
It’s not ALL bad news!

It’s not ALL bad news!

At the time of writing, uncertainty about Brexit is rising and Conservative MPs are deserting the Government in droves. But it’s not all bad news. A painting by David Hockney was auctioned for a record-breaking $90m. The next series of I’m a Celebrity is...