Informing You - December 2006

Our usual format tends to give you information and thoughts away from typical fear inducing headlines. At this time of year our aim is entertainment. Hopefully we can bring some laughter into your home. We thought it would...

Informing You - November 2006

Over the years, I've learned it pays to listen - especially to clients. A few have expressed concern we go on a lot about contrarian thinking. I've been reminded it's a fine line between passion and obsession. So,...

Informing You - October 2006

Today I was a bit late driving to work. So I managed to catch the beginning of a phone-in on Radio Scotland. It was about global warming and especially about heavy rain. Apparently our heavy rain is happening...

Informing You - September 2006

IT'S GOOD NEWS WEEK Most of you will never have heard of Hedgehopper's Anonymous. I doubt they are even famous in their own homes. However this band had a hit in 1965 with a song with the above...

Informing You - August 2006

ON THE CONTRARY If you were to look up the definition of "contrarian" in the dictionary, it would say "an investor who invests in stocks when they are out of favour, and sells those that are widely popular"....

Informing You - July 2006

DREAMLAND Watching the Open Golf on Sunday, I wondered what I would do with the prize money if I was ever presented with the Claret Jug, and announced as Champion Golfer of the Year. Now those of you...

Informing You - June 2006

SPECIAL SITUATIONS INDEED Many of you may have been aware that Anthony Bolton the brains behind the Fidelity Special Situations fund was planning his retirement. There has been much speculation and conjecture amongst those in the Financial Services...

Informing You - May 2006

SUMMERTIME BLUES AGAIN? On a cracking Summer's day less than 22 months ago I sat in an air-conditioned room overlooking the Thames in London's East End. It should have been a pleasant experience but, sadly, it wasn't. I...

Informing You - April 2006

Just! by Alan Steel Thanks to our collective April 5th hangover - surviving the tax year end and pensions A-day deadlines - too many late Easter holidays - plus a stinker of a cold I caught in Ibiza...

Informing You - March 2006

SIMPLE REALLY So another Brown budget has come and gone. Yet another sneaky attack on those of us who take financial independence seriously and try and build wealth. But it's actually not all bad news ……. You've probably...