Here's how billionaire investors hedge against Geopolitical Black Swans [Infographic]

Do you know what a Black Swan is? I’m not talking about the long necked bird.  A black swan is an event or occurrence that deviates beyond what is normally expected of a situation and is extremely difficult to predict. It’s a term that was popularised by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, a finance professor, writer and former Wall Street trader….

The Fish (or Investment) That Got Away

Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love spending time outdoors. If there was a way to write a book while riding my mountain bike, I’d be the guy doing it. But one outdoor activity has surprised me a bit.   I’ve really enjoyed the times I’ve gone fly fishing. Unlike my other outdoor…

Self-Made Millionaires Have Their Eggs in Many Baskets

“Keep all your eggs in one basket, but watch that basket closely” – this is one of Warren Buffet’s most famous quotes. It is also one of the worst pieces of advice for anyone who is working on becoming rich. My father took Buffet’s advice without knowing it and in one night lost everything when…

The unfortunate truth about investing

If you’re reading my blog you’re probably interested in property investment, but this great article by the crew at Motley Fool who concentrate more on share investing, carries some great lessons for all investors. They say: Sorry, but…