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Gold has Rallied – Should you Buy?

Gold has Rallied – Should you Buy?

Gold is on a good run, reaching record highs*, at the time of writing. In this article I’ll bust some myths about gold, review what’s driving this rally, consider whether we should own it now, and show the best way to invest. Historically, I’ve never...
Investment Lessons from Tesco

Investment Lessons from Tesco

This week, Tesco released its annual profits. The announcement itself didn’t make me rush to buy Tesco shares but revealed two lessons that are fundamental to investing. Lesson 1:  Understand the REAL inflation rate  Long-standing followers of my commentary will...
Investment Intel – in the Community

Investment Intel – in the Community

Investing can be rewarding.  Not just financially, but also intellectually as it makes our brain work differently and stops it getting lazy. Anyone can set-up a Core portfolio – a lazy, set-and-forget exercise!  We can stop there and it will compound passively,...
How Stocks & Property Go Together Perfectly

How Stocks & Property Go Together Perfectly

Diversification is the initial building block I learnt in my first job in the investment industry. Not only is it necessary for a properly set-up portfolio, it’s the holy grail of investing. Why?  Because diversification cuts overall risk and enhances returns...
The Rule of 100: Does it Still Make Sense?

The Rule of 100: Does it Still Make Sense?

The Rule of 100 is widely used by IFAs or Wealth Managers (WM) as a way to invest your money.  As illustrated in the graphic below, it goes like this … Subtract your age from 100 That gives the % of your portfolio to have in Stocks (shares) The remaining %...