Tag Archives: philosophy

Human progress drives long term stock market returns

2019 was another stand-out year for stockmarket returns around the world. The chart below is in $ terms so the percentages in £ sterling terms will be slightly different but you get the picture: Source: http://www.visualcapitalist.com Results like this will, for many people, prompt the thought that it’s all too good to be true and […]

Now That’s What I Call Financial Independence! 16

In the movie Groundhog Day, Bill Murray plays a weatherman who is sent reluctantly to cover a story about a weather forecasting groundhog. On waking up the following day, he discovers that it’s Groundhog Day again and again and again. He realises he’s doomed to spend the rest of eternity in the same place, seeing the […]

Stoicism for winners

Stoicism has a bit of an image problem. There are 2 reasons for this. Firstly, its philosophy.  So people assume its all poncey horseshit where perpetual students with goatee beards and berets bicker in cafes over the meaning of words whilst smoking French cigarettes and generally being a bellend. Not true. I don’t smoke French […]