Why we must borrow when the giving is this good.

It seems like a lifetime ago when we could put our money into the bank and earn 5%. Clearly, things are very different now with interest rates near zero and it makes holding cash extremely inefficient. The same is true fo...

Why everything has changed, yet remains the same.

With the economic turmoil, the political tensions, the uncertainty and all that is happening in the world, we have now reached a point, where nothing surprises me anymore. Maybe this is the new normal, or maybe this is j...

Why it is time to move on from buying government bonds.

The yield on long term government debt in the US (and many other countries) used to be more than 15% in the eighties. Now it stands at just over 1.5%, and some are saying that the yield will go to zero like in Germ...

Why the rage of the global protests is within all of us.

It was a beautiful sunny morning and like every Saturday, I took my son to play football in the park. It was always good fun, watching a bunch of 5-year olds trying to kick a ball whilst not falling over. There wa...

Should we reduce our exposure to equities at this time?

They say that for the month of May, we should sell and go away. Statistics have proven this odd anomaly to be true. Based on historical data, if you sold equities after the fifth month of the year, to then buy them...

Why we should be careful what we wish for.

What I liked about the lockdown was the ability to better plan my day. Not that this was easy, with the sheer number of tasks at hand that needed to be performed on a daily basis. Taking care of the kids, managing the household...

Why our spending habits are most important when it comes to the economic recovery.

Imagine being in a battle a few hundred years ago. You know, swords, shields, maybe an axe, but very much a bunch of people running towards one another with an intent to do harm and see w...

Why focus is the only thing that matters when it comes to managing our money. 

There are a lot of things to look at when it comes to financial markets. Almost everything is listed on publicly traded exchanges these days. Between equites, bonds, commodities, and all sort...

Why we must all dare to win, in times of adverse market conditions. 

Warren Buffett lost $50 billion in the latest stock market rout. That’s not all his money of course, many of his shareholders carry the load and nothing to fret about, when you still have more than $13...

Why tempting fate too many times is a dangerous game to play.

It had become somewhat of a routine. Every night around 2am, we would be awoken by loud barking sounds emanating from our kitchen. That’s where our two German Shepherds spent their sleeping hours and that’s w...

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