Investors trading stocks with assistance of financial advisers are more diversified and overcome some common pitfalls, a new working paper from European researchers found. But they are worse off overall than investors who trade independently, because their stock purchases underperform, the study says. The findings suggest advisers “do not help investors make superior stock purchases,”…Details
The next time you sit down to read the business section of the paper or watch one of the business shows consider this – “The more people believed they knew about finances in general, the more likely they were to overclaim knowledge of the fictitious financial terms. The same pattern emerged for other domains, including…Details
Let’s agree right off the bat that $25 million is a lot of money. Sure, to paraphrase Chris Rock (NSFW), if Bill Gates woke up tomorrow with a net worth of $25 million, he’d jump out a window. But to the vast majority of us, it’s a huge sum, more than enough to make some dreams come…Details
Whenever I wonder why things dont work all that well in Australia, or I look at Asia and see some of the stunning progress that is being made by countries that lack all of our natural advantages. I am reminded that young people who do things such as winning a Gold Medal at the International Maths…Details
ROCHESTER, MN—In an effort to help working individuals improve their fitness and well-being, experts at the Mayo Clinic issued a new set of health guidelines Thursday recommending that Americans stand up at their desk, leave their office, and never return. “Many Americans spend a minimum of eight hours per day sitting in an office, but…Details
Tesla have just announced that their Model S sedan will now come with an optional ludicrous speed mode. This promises to push the hyperactive buzz box to 100 kph in around 2.8 seconds. To put that into context the quickest bus I have owned will do it in about 4.4 seconds and a $3,000,000.00 plus…Details
This is a bit of fun. I got – Eating on an empty stomach is now restricted in France.
The Economist has produced the graphic below which does seem to perfectly illustrate the difficulties of dropping a dozen cats in a sack and then telling them to behave. There are also some interesting permutations of what would constitute a perfect European Union in the comments. Click the graphic for the article.Details