Sultans Of Super Set On ‘Developing’ Your Wealth

I wish I had written this…. Our latter-day sultans of superannuation have breezily lavished a $20 million junket on their sales force and themselves to boot. Before this year’s Byzantium bash, the AMP held its ”conference” in Dublin, South Africa, Amsterdam, Colorado and Buenos Aires. If the behemoths of superannuation shell out two bob supporting…

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Scariest Chart I have Seen For Awhile

I snipped the chart below from  How Americans Die – parts of this little booklet are not relevant locally since we dont have the same childish fascination with guns that Americans do but the chart below is probably universal to Western economies. What caught my eye was the expansion of the deaths related to Dementia, Alzheimer’s…

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Motivation Monday

I might have to break out the textbooks and get my arse into gear….. SARAH FERGUSON, PRESENTER: 93-year-old Elisabeth Kirkby has just about done it all. She was a soapy star in the risque 1970s hit TV show, Number 96. She then became a member of Parliament for the Democrats and received the Order of…

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Surviving Anxiety

Let’s say you’re sitting in an audience and I’m at the lectern. Here’s what I’ve likely done to prepare. Four hours or so ago, I took my first half milligram of Xanax. (I’ve learned that if I wait too long to take it, my fight-or-flight response kicks so far into overdrive that medication is not…

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S&P 500 Day By Day…..

I came across this image on Bespoke – those folks who generate arrays of dazzling data very few of which are in any way helpful to market participants. It shows the daily change on the S&P 500 since January and I have no idea why this would be of interest but I thought I would…

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