Author: Mike Rawson

Weekly Roundup, 18th March 2015

Weekly Roundup, 18th March 2015

Weekly Roundup for the UK Private Investor: savings inequality, tax-free pensions, the housing crisis, traded annuities, art, care costs and wages.

Piggyback Portfolio 8

Piggyback Portfolio 8 – Nifty Thrifty

Piggyback Portfolio – part 8 in a series where we screen public portfolios for stock ideas. We look at the Nifty Thrifty portfolio, and performance to date.

Stop Losses

Stop Losses

Do Stop Losses really work? We look at the evidence and come up with some rules for using them.

Black Swans

Social Trading and Black Swans

The perils of Social Trading, including survivorship bias and Black Swans – lessons from the FX meltdown after the removal of the Swiss Franc Euro peg.

Weekly Roundup, 10th Matrch 2015

Weekly Roundup, 10th March 2015

Weekly Roundup for the UK Private Investor: tax avoidance, VCTs, pensions, P2P, crowdfunding, farmland, trading rules, Apple and property taxes

Tax Avoidance

Tax Avoidance

Today’s post is about Tax avoidance. In the news Tax avoidance scandals have been in the news a lot recently, but that isn’t why I decided to write about the…

The Banker and the Fisherman

The Banker and the Fisherman

Today’s post is about the parable of the banker and the fisherman. The banker and the fisherman I’m sure many of you will have come across this story before. This is…

Weekly Roundup 4th March 2015

Weekly Roundup, 4th March 2015

We begin today’s weekly roundup as usual in the FT. FTSE-100 all-time high In fact, we begin where we left off last week, with the FTSE-100 hitting record highs. Judith…

Piggyback Portfolio 7

Piggyback Portfolio 7 – Share Sleuth

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Are Pensions Finished?

Today’s post is about a paper from Michael Johnston of the Centre for Policy Studies. The paper calls for additional protections for savers in the light of the upcoming pension…

London Forex Show

London Forex Show – 20th February 2015 (2)

Today’s post is the second part of my review of the presentations in the main conference room at last week’s London Forex show at Olympia. The presentations In the previous post…