The Old Man’s Views

As an adviser during these dangerous times, how are you dealing with questions and complaints?

As I’ve never been a salesman, my direct involvement with non-professional investors has been minimal, However, that does not mean I have not received complaints when my advice goes wrong, and investors lose money. After spending hours on the phone and listening to clients’ complaints, salespeople can become much angrier than their investors, and they…

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The Old Man’s Views

Is the End of the World Nigh?

6-months later, and YouTube is suddenly awash with videos by esteemed oracles, claiming, “Most people do not know what’s coming”. Hopefully, the readers of my shit have been preparing for months!   Today’s social media, like the mainstream media, is about as valuable to traders as bicycles are to a fish.   SP500 has had…

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The Old Man’s Views

Questions We Need to Ask

In these crazy times when global economies are about to fall off the cliff, there are some questions we need to ask.   No one knows what will happen tomorrow, so everything is a guesstimate. Qualified, maybe, but still a guesstimate.   Most serious analysts are still expecting weakness as we go forward, both on…

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The Old Man’s Views

Happy Birthday to Me! …Or Is It?

Today, my oldest contract should have come into play. But the government cheated me by unilaterally changing the terms and conditions.   When I started paying into my pension back in the 70s, they told me I would start receiving it today…on my 65th Birthday! However, somewhere down the line, some young civil servant decided…

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