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The Scientific Investor

Intelligent ideas to make you healthy, wealthy and wise.

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Investment | Financial Planning

How to respond to crashes and corrections

By: Stuart Ritchie
September 20th, 2018

Throughout history …

There’ve been stock market crashes and corrections.

At these times of extreme market turbulence …

Why do investors tend to make their biggest mistakes?

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Financial Education

Words of wisdom from lifelong learners

By: Sam Instone
September 19th, 2018

Have you heard the story of Sandor Teszler?

(No relation to the infamous Tesla)

He was a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who dedicated his life to learning.

So why am I talking about him?

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Investment | Financial Planning | Financial Education

What have we learned from the 2008 financial crisis?

By: Stuart Ritchie
September 18th, 2018

Ten years ago, the financial crisis hit.

The infamous global meltdown.

With the next one (apparently) looming…

What has the last decade taught us?

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Financial Planning

How to be twice as successful

By: Sam Instone
September 13th, 2018

1+1=3.

It could also equal 1,000,000.

Because the combined strengths of great partnerships …

Far outweigh the sum of their individual parts.

Agree?

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Investment | Financial Planning

Beware of the wealth effect

By: Sam Instone
September 12th, 2018

The wealth effect is a behavioural economic theory.

It suggests consumer spending is linked to portfolio performance.

Higher gains make us feel richer.

But who really benefits?

The answer is: not you.

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Financial Planning | Financial Education

Cashless payments are making us spend more

By: Sam Instone
September 11th, 2018

Last week, I downloaded Apple Pay.

I found it revolutionary – and began to wonder if I’d ever use cash again.

But in this increasingly cashless society …

Are we in danger of spending too much?

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Investment | Financial Planning

Investing in private equity may be a bad idea

By: Sam Instone
September 6th, 2018

Interest in private equity has grown in recent years.

It’s becoming easier for ordinary investors to gain exposure to it.

But that doesn’t make it a good idea.

Here’s why.

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Financial Planning

Why the housing market is slowing everywhere – not just in the UK

By: Sam Instone
September 5th, 2018

Like many expats, I still have property in my home country.

Lately I’ve been pondering the slowdown in the UK housing market.

What’s causing it.

Landlord rules?

Brexit?

But really, I should be thinking more globally, since house prices are slipping pretty much everywhere.

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