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All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.

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Now I am not entirely sure that I agree with this statement by Alexandre Dumas. Basically, yes I do, but in the investment world there is an awful lot of work that can be carried out which might influence the results of the “hope”, whatever that may be, w...

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Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity. (Seneca).

I have found the recent proliferation of Covid-19 instructions to be confusing and open to individual interpretation. Some scientists are genuine, and highly intelligent, but I found that in my working life it was alright to listen to their advice, but no...

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The Trend and Patience are your friends.

The last few months have been encouraging for the private investor. The markets and our portfolios have risen steadily, that is until recently when we faced quite a sharp if small correction. At this point there was undoubtedly a real urge to sell everyth...

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Momentum remains the simplest way to identify those funds getting it right.

“A market moves in the way it moves because it does. There are more buyers than sellers or vice-versa. Just accept that it has done what it has done and move on. There is little to be gained by putting your own take onto market movements after the event.”...

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I am starting to feel fed-up with feeling fed-up.

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I knew that I was always going to be one of those people in for a lengthy stay at home. Over seventy and waiting for an operation appears to fulfil the self-isolating requirements exactly. So, more time destined to be spent trying to fold sheets where I ...

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'Hello Vietnam'

Over the last five years I have visited my younger brother in Vietnam three times. He is a doctor, and lives very comfortably with his son, Vietnamese daughter-in-law and three-year-old grand-daughter in Ho Chi Min City. The son is a teacher and the daug...

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