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The Scientific Investor

Intelligent ideas to make you healthy, wealthy and wise.

Sam Instone

Sam Instone, Director at AES International, is passionate about positive change and ensuring international investors get better results.

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Investment

Investment tips from an industry insider

By: Sam Instone
August 20th, 2018

David Pitt-Watson is a fund industry insider.

He’s worked in asset management for years.

It’s made him question the point of using active fund managers at all.

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Investment | Financial Education

The layers of the brain

By: Sam Instone
August 16th, 2018

The layers of the brain manifest in everyday life.

They affect our emotions.

The questions we ask.

The choices we make.

And impact our finances…

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How mindset affects investment behaviour

By: Sam Instone
August 15th, 2018

An optimist wakes up knowing things are broken.

And more will break.

But he endures, aware things will improve.

Is this you?

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Investment | Financial Education

What is grit?

By: Sam Instone
August 14th, 2018

James Clear recently defined grit.

"It’s the perseverance and passion to achieve long–term goals".

As a graduate from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst – this area fascinates me.

Mental toughness can be the difference between success and failure.

Financial, or otherwise.

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10 common-sense investing lessons

By: Sam Instone
August 8th, 2018

In 2012, Vanguard Group founder John C. Bogle released a book.

The Clash of the Cultures.

In it, he urges a return to the common-sense principles of long-term investing.

So, what are they?

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Why investors should be wary of social media

By: Sam Instone
August 7th, 2018

You can’t get away from social media.

It’s become part of modern life.

But it holds particular dangers for investors.

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Investment | Financial Planning

Investment risk and retirement

By: Sam Instone
August 1st, 2018

Managing investment risk is important at every stage of life.

But especially so in retirement. 

You want to enjoy your wealth now…

But one of the biggest risks of all is running out of money. 

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Investment | Financial Education

Why simple beats complex

By: Sam Instone
July 26th, 2018

“Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to keep things simple.”

Said Richard Branson.

Da Vinci called simplicity “the ultimate sophistication.”

But simplicity is hard.

I see this struggle every day.

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