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What caught my eye this week.

Morning! I am racing about today so I’m going early with our compilation of the latest money and investing articles to have caught my attention.

If you spot something I’ve not listed – particularly from the weekend personal finance pages – then please do add it with a summary in the comments below. I will be popping onto my mobile every few hours as usual to moderate the comments, and I’m sure your fellow readers would appreciate the heads-up.

Otherwise, thanks as ever for checking in on our site and have a great weekend!

From Monevator

Something to lose – Monevator

From the archive-ator: How to start and run a professional fund – Monevator


Note: Some links are Google search results – in PC/desktop view you can click to read the piece without being a paid subscriber. Try privacy/incognito mode to avoid cookies. Consider subscribing if you read them a lot!1

Brexit uncertainty could lead to a rate cut, hints BOE insider – BBC

Borrowing data leave Sajid Javid’s fiscal rules for UK in shreds [Search result]FT

Where the world’s wealthiest families are putting their capital – Institutional Investor

Products and services

October is Free Wills Month – Free Wills Month

Swapping a buy-to-let property for a managed holiday rental – ThisIsMoney

Virgin Money has launched a limited-access table-topping 1.45% savings account – Virgin

Sainsbury joins Tesco in pulling out of the mortgage market – ThisIsMoney

Ratesetter will pay you £100 [and me a cash bonus] if you invest £1,000 for a year – Ratesetter

£6-a-month Monzo Plus account is axed after just five months – ThisIsMoney

Twitter is cracking down on financial scams – Engadget

One lady learned her Amazon account was hacked when a new TV turned up – ThisIsMoney

Comment and opinion

There are no secrets – Of Dollars and Data

You never go to Pret… and 24 other signs of financial maturity – Guardian

Why I opened Junior ISAs for my children – IT Investor

The case for global diversification is as strong as ever – The Evidence-based Investor

Embracing mistakes – Novel Investor

Working after retirement? Eight ways to reinvent yourself – Money Observer

Benchmarks and benchmarking – Calibrating Capital

Fat, happy, and in over your head – Morgan Housel

Filling the vacuum where status anxiety thrives – Abnormal Returns

Smart Beta vs. Alpha + Beta [Nerdy!]Enterprising Investor

Naughty corner: Active antics

An excellent example of changing your mind [On Uber]Stratechery

Hope is not a strategy – Demonitized

My biggest portfolio mistake [Note: refers to US capital gains regime]Morningstar

Company visits aren’t really important for stock pickers – Albert Bridge Capital

The Woodford Patient Capital Trust plunges again – ThisIsMoney

A reminder of how many unicorns still need an exit – TechCrunch

97% of day traders in this study lost money [Research, PDF]SSRN


Investment trusts that should gain from a Brexit deal – Money Observer

[Otherwise, “I can’t even”, as the kids say. If you’re *still* entirely relaxed, try harder.]

Kindle book bargains

ReWork: Change the Way You Work Forever by Jason Fried and David Hansson – £1.99 on Kindle

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion – £0.99 on Kindle

One Last Job: The true story of Brian Reader, the man behind the Hatton Garden heist by Tom Pettifor – £0.99 on Kindle

Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO is Shaping our Future by Ashley Vance – £1.99 on Kindle

Off our beat

How the puffy vest became a symbol of power – Business of Fashion [via A.R.]

More than half of native trees face extinction, study warns – Guardian

Why ‘do the best you can’ is terrible advice – Fast Company

“This isn’t a paranoid future nightmare”: The return of Chris Morris – Guardian

And finally…

“No animal is a better judge of comfort than a cat.”
– James Herriot, All Creatures Great and Small

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  1. Note some articles can only be accessed through the search results if you’re using PC/desktop view (from mobile/tablet view they bring up the firewall/subscription page). To circumvent, switch your mobile browser to use the desktop view. On Chrome for Android: press the menu button followed by “Request Desktop Site”.

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