Absolute Success is Luck. Relative Success is Hard Work.

In 1997, Warren Buffett, the famous investor and multi-billionaire, proposed a thought experiment. “Imagine that it is 24 hours before you are going to be born,” he said, “and a genie comes to you.”  “The genie says you can determine the rules of the society you are about to enter and you can design anything…

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How Hedge Funds Get Rich

I used to think that those that ran hedge funds got rich because of their incredible returns. Then I heard about the 2 and 20 fee structure that most hedge funds charged. The typical hedge fund fee structure (historically) is 2% of assets under management and 20% of all positive returns. Therefore, if you gave…

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The Miracle Cure

As miracle cures are hard to come by, any claims that a treatment is 100% safe and effective must always be viewed with intense scepticism. There is perhaps one exception. Physical activity has been called a miracle cure by no less a body than the Academy of Medical Sciences (; and, like those who avail…

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Final Thoughts – October 2019

WE GET SO BUSY making a living, we forget that we need to make a life. Most of us are working until the end of the week, so we get to the weekend, only to start all over again. Surely there’s more to life than this? Sometimes it takes the most uncomfortable path to lead…

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Some Wisdom from Mark Twain

“I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.” “20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your…

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Teach Your Daughters About Super

MOST WOMEN RETIRE with much less superannuation than men. This makes it particularly difficult for single women and widows. Plus, on average, women live almost five years longer than men. But why? Taking the pay gap aside, and the fact that women are more likely to work part-time and take time off for child-rearing… let’s…

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What’s Your Dash Look Like?

MY NEIGHBOUR, ROMA, was 92 when she passed away. I was with her. Her final gift to me was the last smile that ever graced her face. An orphan, she worked as a domestic helper for six and a half days a week from when she was 13 until she was 28 years old. I…

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Register for Priority Notification for the Mentor Program

Get Priority Notification about The Mentor Program, plus free trading training. You owe it to yourself to check this out. The Trading Mentor Program is a 6-month, repeat-for-free course. Become a superb trader, across every time frame, and with every instrument. We give you our personal secrets and tricks to help you can develop a fabulous lifestyle…

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We’ve Reached Peak Wellness. Most of It Is Nonsense.

In Silicon Valley, techies are swooning over tarot-card readers. In New York, you can hook up to a “detox” IV at a lounge. In the Midwest, the Neurocore Brain Performance Center markets brain training for everything from ADHD, anxiety, and depression to migraines, stress, autism-spectrum disorder, athletic performance, memory, and cognition. And online, companies like Goop promote “8…

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