In my opinion

A Reality Check on Fake News

Am I the only one that’s noticed the irony around the latest fashionable topic for people to get offended about – fake news? The newspapers and news programmes are all over it. I mean, how dare a random group of financially motivated people in some far-flung country create inaccurate news articles to (i) drive website […]

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The World’s Greatest Investors – Benjamin Graham

Born in 1894, Benjamin Grossbaum as he was then known grew up in New York. His childhood was blighted by poverty but he was a supremely bright student finishing second in his class when he graduated from Columbia University. The world of academia threw its doors open to him, offering him employment as a lecturer. […]

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What goes up must come down

House prices in Chelsea have reversed 13% in the past year and the Halifax property price index showed an average fall of 0.9% across the UK in January alone. With the OECD warning of massive price falls because of overheating housing markets in several advanced economies including the UK, could the sky finally be falling […]

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The World’s Greatest Investors – Jim Rogers

Had you been standing on the banks of the River Thames in nineteen sixty six watching the annual university boat race, you wouldn’t have noticed anything out of the ordinary. There was a group of athletic young men all who you could imagine taking their rowing careers forward and having a shot at a gold […]

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Is it time to call time on hedge fund managers?

In April 2016, Letitia James, New York City’s public advocate, said of hedge fund managers “let them sell their summer homes and jets and return those fees to their investors… (they) believe they can do no wrong, even as they are losing money.” NYC’s Employees’ Retirement System had, at the time, pulled out all of […]

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The World’s Greatest Investors – Sir John Templeton

Born in Tennessee of British parents in nineteen twelve, Sir John Templeton is best known today as a hugely successful stock investor, businessman and philanthropist. His interest in business developed at an early age and he first made a name for himself with a gutsy bet on the future of the American economy when it […]

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