Are markets as uncertain as they should be?

Tuesday, 13th December 2016

In this issue of Money Truths….

  • In search of a certain world….
  • Shocks at every turn….
  • Nobody knows what will happen next….
  • Cast-iron confidence….
  • The Uncertainty Index…..

In search of a certain world….

Markets don’t like uncertainty. It’s a bit of a cliché….

When allocating capital, investors like to feel a sense of confidence about what will happen next, which way things will go, how things will pan out and how that will impact on their holdings.

But the truth is that nobody knows what will happen next or which way things will go – be it up, down, sideways or backwards. Not for sure.

Nobody can be certain. Not about the future. The future is unknowable. It unfolds its own way – and it doesn’t pay mind to what we think should happen.

There are no certainties. Confidence in future outcomes is often false…. misplaced…. delusional. But investors like to feel that confidence anyway. They like the illusion of certainty….

No investor wants to feel like he is gambling his hard-won wealth on the spin of a wheel. He wants to invest in order – not chaos. He wants to feel his judgment has value – that he isn’t relying on blind chance.… Click here to read more

Playing safe with Binary Options….

Tuesday 6th December 2016

In this issue of Money Truths….

  • There’s nothing wrong with Binary Options….
  • The big problem is the volume of shark traders….
  • Multiple ways of separating you from your money….
  • Only in America….
  • Play it safe – observe the red flags….

There’s nothing wrong with Binary Options….

Last week I broke the ice on binary options – a type of ‘investment’ that has recently surged in popularity. If you missed that, catch-up here….

Binary option investments involve betting on whether financial assets – such as share prices, currencies or commodities – will rise or fall over a specific period.

At heart, binary options are a straightforward-enough proposition. There’s nothing wrong with binary options in and of themselves.

These one-way-or-another bets appeal to traders – professional and amateur – who have strong views on which way the price of a specific asset will go and who want to profit from their opinion in the marketplace.

The results are not rigged. The proposition is what it is. The outcomes are there for all to see. The price of the asset being traded either goes up or down over the set-period. If you call it right, you win a set amount.… Click here to read more

A 7-step plan for guaranteed wealth?

Tuesday 29th November 2016

In this issue of Money Truths….

  • Easy money is a seductive concept….
  • Follow the rich kids….
  • Binary Options – a 7-step plan for guaranteed wealth?
  • What can go wrong? Quite a lot as it happens….

Easy money is a seductive concept….

There is no such thing as easy money. Deep down, we all know this to be true….

We know that acquiring wealth is generally a result of sacrifice, dedication and hard work.

We know that we cannot simply reach out and effortlessly pluck wealth from the ether as though it were a plum hanging from the lowest branch of a tree.

But the idea of easy money is seductive. It always has been. It remains so – despite the lessons of history. And some people are more susceptible to the charms of the idea than others….

The lazy man who doesn’t want to work for it; the foolish man intent on believing whatever nonsense fits best alongside his desires; the greedy man who wants it all yesterday; and the desperate man who needs an immediate solution to his predicament….

All these men will always be vulnerable to claims that wealth can be acquired easily and immediately –  without effort, specialist knowledge or risk….… Click here to read more