Why every % matters…

Well obviously we want to build wealth, but it’s important to realize how even a little extra % gain each year can be significant. Making or losing an extra 1% may seem insignificant over a year, but over a period of several years it’s effect becomes very significant. “Compound interest is the 4th wonder of […]

Cyclically Adjusted Price / Earnings – CAPE

Here is a good article explaining CAPE. CAPE is basically a way of telling how reasonably priced the whole market is. At the top of a bubble CAPE will be high, and in a slump, low. If this was boiled down to one lesson it would mean to take caution when CAPE is high, be […]

Profiting from spin offs oppurtunity ala Joel Greenblatt. ALNT and CKSN

I’ve just finished the chapter in Joel Greenblatts book on Spin-offs and how the canny private investor can profit from them. I did a quick google for ”spin off lse” today and noticed the Cookson group has very recently split into two new companies – Vesuvius and Alent. One is to do with steel, the other ceramics/chemicals […]

Snappy Intro Series – Introduction summaries for the aspiring investor

I have been interested in shares and investments for a couple of years now. I have learnt a tremendous amount but am still fresh enough to remember the ignorance of my beginnings and the biases I unknowingly held. That’s not to say I’m free from bias, but certainly less so. I want to set out […]