Good reads from around the Web. There is always lots of commentary when the stock market falls fast, but this week it seemed unending. Given how rarely big declines have happened in recent years, I guess the excitement was not a surprise. Pundits finally got another chance to express their worldly wisdom about plunging share […]

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When stock markets slump, people pay attention. In some ways that’s a shame, because falling markets are as normal as rising markets. Stock markets that go down faster than they went up are perfectly normal, too. A stock market slump is therefore literally unremarkable. But we’re human. We evolved to take an interest. Our instincts […]

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Good reads from around the Web. There are many reasons to be terrified of the prospect of Donald Trump as US President, but passive investors might add his random-looking stock portfolio. According to recent filings required by the US electoral authorities, Trump has a multi-million stock portfolio divided between several brokerages and scattered across dozens […]

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A few Mondays ago I was enjoying drinks at a friend’s book launch in Bloomsbury. I know! A friend who published a book! Drinks on a Monday! Bloomsbury! You can see where the title of this article came from, right? Actually I’ve more to say on that, but first let’s set the scene. Before my […]

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