What caught my eye this week. I always stress to friends who know of my investing obsession that – from the position of pure cost-benefit analysis – my stockpicking has been an unproductive waste of time. Me and The Accumulator thrashed this out in debate years ago. I invest actively for the fun and challenge, […]

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Some Monevator readers question why they should bother owning bonds in their portfolio when they can earn higher yields with cash. They make a good point. A competitive three-year fixed rate savings account bags you a 1.3% interest rate right now. Whup-whup! Think that’s overenthusiastic? Well, a rate of 1.3% is positively Epicurean compared to […]

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What caught my eye this week. I have mentioned before my group of friends on an email list who’ve been debating Covid-19 since January. Well, this same group of friends was previously preoccupied by arguing the future of cash. I think cash use is doomed to dwindle in the West, probably fast. Most of them […]

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What caught my eye this week. The US may be about to see another surge in Covid-19 deaths. This is clearly tragic from a human perspective. We might also wonder what it will do to the market. I’ve been pretty relaxed about the UK’s de-lockdown. Daily cases have steadily fallen, contrary to – soon forgotten […]

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