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A Serious Story With Some Bizarre Players

Today is the 30th anniversary of The Great Storm in 1987 – the famous one that the BBC weatherman (Michael Fish) denied would happen. Sadly there were 13 deaths in the south east of England. [...]

1987 Great Crash – 30th Anniversary

PART 1: The years before 1987 The 1980s was a time of recovery, for markets in particular and capitalism generally. In contrast, the 1970s for the UK had been a time of huge turbulence, politically, [...]

What is helicopter money? (Part II)

In the last few days Japan has announced a $45bn package of what is effectively “helicopter money”. In coming months we hope (pray!?) for similar in the UK. Here’s how it might work. Emergency action [...]

What is helicopter money? (Part I)

Helicopter money is coming.  This is a very significant change which will have a huge impact for years to come.  Here we explain what it is.  For those in the UK over age 40 it [...]

Of Russia, Versailles, and cheap UK equities

Whether your investment choices make any money, and how much, will be driven by a mix of valuation and confidence.   Russian equities are an extreme example.  They are ridiculously cheap, at a 50% discount [...]