What caught my eye this week. Alas my co-blogger The Accumulator is too recumbent passive to bother with anything so energetic as sorting through the several hundred spam emails we get to Monevator each week in order to dig out reader messages. That means the readers who asked for our thoughts on the upcoming inclusion […]

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The 1990s ‘Lads’ mag’ Loaded1 had a section called Getting Away With It. From memory it comprised photos of the magazine’s titular lads in-country, stumbling over bikini-clad glamour models at press events, or driving a rented Lamborghini into a wall. Consider this post on mini-bonds in that spirit. I obviously shouldn’t have gone near mini-bonds. […]

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Another bout of massive stock market volatility. Another day of frustrated private investors glaring at their frozen screens like horny teenagers trying to download a low-res porn MPEG on a dial-up modem in 1994. When markets get super congested like they did on Monday, retail platforms fall over. It doesn’t matter whether we’re in the […]

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While in the midst of biting my nails over the election result, a friend said: ‘Watching the results coming in was like putting our books and magazines down to concentrate when the plane takes off.’ As if the power of our minds could somehow help the pilot get the bird up in the air. My […]

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