October 2019

Posted by | October 29, 2019
Why the financial media is a lot like porn

The US S&P500 hit a record high yesterday. Not that you would know it, unless you went digging, given the lack of media coverage. The markets regularly hit record highs,...

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Posted by | October 23, 2019
Why I hate corporate

"You are so much easier to deal with Adam compared to big firms", so said a person I recently did business with.It got me thinking about the reasons why I...

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Posted by | October 14, 2019
Why you can lose money on property with 3% capital gains + 6% net yields

I got a big reaction, mainly of shock, when I said online today that it is possible to lose money on property even if you get 3% net capital gains...

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Posted by | October 12, 2019
Client review/Testimonial

Below is a client testimonial that came to me from one of my review articles. To whom it may be of interest: Are you worried that your retirement investments are...

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Posted by | October 11, 2019
Investing in ETFs for beginners

In the video below I speak about the different ETFs on offer in the market and whether index-linked ETFs are different to index funds. I also discuss why Vanguard's Founder...

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Posted by | October 8, 2019
Does a power pose and listening to techno turn you into a risk taker?

There is this idea that there is such a thing as a conservative, moderate and adventurous investor. This may be true to a certain extent, but is it the whole...

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Posted by | October 8, 2019
What if I retire 1 day after a Lehman collapse?

One of the biggest misconceptions and fears people have is that "markets might collapse 1 day after I retire". These worries seem to imply: We invest from our 20s until...

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Posted by | October 4, 2019
The biggest financial headaches for people living in emerging markets

About 50% of my clients are either expats living in emerging markets, or locals based in Latin America, Africa or "Emerging Europe". Whilst we all know that emerging markets are...

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Posted by | October 3, 2019
Client Interview

In the interview below I asked my client questions such as: Why he became my client?Why did he prefer dealing with somebody online compared to using the banks?And many more...

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Posted by | October 1, 2019
The man in the bar 5 years ago. One of my biggest regrets

I am going to tell you a story now, which haunted me for a while. Around 5 years ago I was living in South East Asia. I had just finished...

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