May Stock Market Purchase – Be Selective

Four years ago Hendrik Bessembinder, a finance professor at the Arziona State University, published a very interesting paper on stock market returns. It showed that despite the tremendous stock market gains over the past century, most stocks are actually duds. In fact, of the roughly 26,000 stocks listed between 1926 and 2016, more than half …

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Finding Value In This Crazy Bull Market!

March 2020 seems a very long time ago. Over a year ago, the markets had dropped 30% in just 20 trading days to make it one of the fastest bear markets dropped ever. The drop was so severe and the panic was so substantial that there was calls to shut down the stock market! Blood …

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The Best Tips To Teach Your Kids About Investing

We all know that the easiest way to get rich is to start investing early and let your returns compound over time. The only problem is that it is hard getting the youth interested enough to get started on their wealth building journey. They are more likely to watch the news than actually learn about …

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April Stock Market Purchase – LSEG

Global stock markets have been a bit mixed during April, though the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 have posted positive returns. Reopening optimism continues, somewhat tempered by the announcement of further lockdowns in Europe following a rise in cases, and a less positive trend in economic leading indicators versus expectations. Metal and energy prices continue …

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What I Have Been Reading – April 2021

Stock Market Crashes During Economic Booms The higher real GDP growth goes, the higher average annual stock market returns tend to go. The highest growth with a down stock market came in 1941 when GDP was up double digits year over year while the S&P 500 finished the year down almost 11%. This was an …

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First Quarter 2021 Dividend Income

It has been an interesting start to the year. From the doom and darkness of January to the sunshine and hope of spring. January seemed to go on forever. The darkness and lockdown did not help. The days were all the same. There was no end in sight. But as I type this, I ask …

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ISA 2021/2022 – Invest £20,000 Tax Free

Happy new tax year!   Well, I know what you are thinking, happy and tax should never be used in the same sentence! But in this case I can be forgiven for doing so. The start of the new tax year brings with it the opportunity to invest an amount up to £20,000 completely tax …

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What I Have Been Reading – March 2021

Valuations Not giving a damn about current income is the secret formula that sets you free from all terrestrial bounds of physics and logic. The way you pull it off is by executing on growth at any cost (GAAC?). Profits can come later once the market share battle is already won. Shareholders are willing to …

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