Funny money….

Tuesday, 15th October 2019

Funny money….

‘It’s a difficult question to answer but once you add all of my assets up, I’m worth about £1,000,000.’So says Luke Blackburn, aged 23, of East Riding in Yorkshire….

On the face of it, he’s done very well for a lad who dropped out of college with just four GCSEs to his name….

Especially when you consider that he started out building his personal fortune with a small loan of just £1000….

It’s an incredible transition. A cynic might refer to it as unbelievable….

  • It hasn’t gone to his head….

Last week Blackburn was talking to the Daily Mail about his journey to success and financial independence….

The reporter got the impression – from Blackburn – that money doesn’t mean anything to him….

‘I’m a working-class guy from Hull…. I’m a pretty down to earth person….,’ he tells Chantalle Edmunds. Nevertheless, we are treated to many photographs of this down-to-earth hotshot enjoying the many luxurious trappings of his stellar success….

He poses next to an Audi whilst counting a wad of cash…. He poses in a swing-chair wearing a Gucci T-shirt….

We see a huge wad of cash on a granite-topped table….… Click here to read more

Smoke your way to better returns?

Tuesday, 9th April 2019

Smoke your way to better returns?

Do you want to make better and more effective financial decisions?

Do you want to make improved returns on your investment portfolio?

If so, you might want to consider making a left-field move….

  • Forget medical advice….

It’s a move you probably haven’t thought about in the context of your financial performance….

I know I hadn’t….

It’s a move any medical professional would urge you not to make….

But a bunch of German and Danish university researchers have produced a report that appears to suggest you might want to take up smoking….

And if you already do a pretty good impression of the Marlboro man, the research seems to suggest you should summarily dismiss any ideas you have about packing up….

Instead, in terms of the overall returns produced by your investment decisions, it might be better to light up a fresh stogie and stick with the habit….

Why? Because smokers make better and more successful investors than non-smokers….

That’s what the research suggests….

  • I know what you’re thinking….

Now, I know what you’re thinking….

You’re thinking these university folk live in a bubble and have way too much time on their hands to come up with this kind of crackpot nonsense….… Click here to read more

Are you cut out to make trading pay?

Wednesday, 12th September 2018

Are you cut out to make trading pay?

At root, successful trading is all about adopting profitable angles, executing them and milking the markets for profit….

And traders who are good at the job can make good money – fast. Faster than conventional buy and hold portfolio investors….

But not everybody is good at the job. And there are no winners without corresponding losers. Somebody must lose….

A lot of people get into trading believing it to be a turnkey profit-churning operation that anybody can take advantage of….

But that’s a wrong-headed notion….

  • There would be no burger flippers….

If it were that easy there would be no burger-flippers, no taxi-drivers and no traffic wardens….

Instead, every man-Jack and his dog would be sat at home in front of his computer screen – playing the markets, consistently predicting short-term price fluctuations correctly and banking coin….

The truth is that not everybody has what it takes to make trading pay….

A lot of people are not cut out for it….

They lack the basic foundational skills and characteristics required to make a success of the job….

Are YOU cut out for successful trading? Let’s find out. I reckon you need three key things to make it pay as a trader….… Click here to read more