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Aston Martin or Stock Market?

I recall the growl of the engine as my father pulled up outside St. Mary’s Church in Billingshurst. This was on 24th March 2001. It must have been just before 2pm. He was at the wheel of his 1965 James Bond-silver Aston Martin. Window down, smoking a Dunhill, Mum...

The hunt for the world’s best wealth generators

There’s a great book that came out in 2011 called Free Capital. If you want to generate wealth by investing (and I’m guessing you do), you should read it. ‘Free capital’ is money that’s surplus to your living expenses. Money that you can afford to lose. Not the...

Is the ugly end coming?

Stock markets have been up to their old tricks lately. You know what they say on Wall Street… They say the markets try to inflict the maximum amount of pain for the most investors possible. They draw them all in… and then give them a smack. It happens...

Breaking point approaches

Ask a room full of British people what 1966 was famous for and there’ll be one answer that will outnumber any others… England beating Germany to win the football World Cup. It’s one of those bits of trivia that’s known by most people in the country of a certain age. I...