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Stock Market

Dealing with Dividends

When you invest in a global stock fund, many of the companies in the fund are generating dividends for you, so the fund pays an aggregated dividend for you. Same with a bond fund, the interest payments on the bonds are generating cash for you. What to do with these?

When Isaac Newton got FOMO and lost everything

How one of the smartest men of all time put most of his investments into one stock at the peak of a bubble and lost the equivalent of $20 million… Maybe he could calculate the movements of the planets but not the madness of the people.

Don’t invest alone

Countless studies have shown that two people make better financial decisions than one, by offsetting each other’s unhelpful biases. Too much risk vs not enough risk. Too much spending vs too much miserable cash hoarding. Too much trust in a financial advisor vs healthy cynicism and reading of the small print. If you have a partner, do it together.

How to chill while the stock market falls

Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face. When the stock market suddenly falls dramatically, it can feel like your dreams of retirement are getting punched in the face and the gut, maybe a karate chop on the back as you go down also.

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