26APR 2019

One big question you should answer before investing in an ISA

A new tax year means a clean slate for the UK’s millions of ISA investors and yet arguably the great majority are continuing to fail to make the most of the opportunity



14JUN 2018


Why compounding should be the goal for all investors

As the 2018 World Cup kicks off, it seems only fitting to use a football example to illustrate the extraordinary power compounding can bring to an investment portfolio


22MAY 2018


How a longer-term view can offer investors some perspective

The opening months of 2018 may have felt distinctly uncomfortable for investors and yet those prepared to take a longer-term view will be better placed to see not so much has changed since the end of last year

08MAY 2018


What investors can learn from the controversial 2015 Super Bowl

In highly uncertain fields such as sport and investment, you need to make peace with the idea that good decisions made on the best available evidence can still lead to poor outcomes


03APR 2018


Before investing in an ISA ask yourself this question

The headline figures suggest ISAs have been a hugely popular innovation for consumers looking to save for the future – but are people really making the most of them? Here on The Value Perspective, we fear not


23MAR 2018


Never base any investment decision on a single month of data

Focusing on a single year of fund performance is bad enough so be very wary of anybody claiming to be able to draw meaningful conclusions from just one month of data



05OCT 2017


Why a value investment should be your portfolio’s special ingredient

More than one hundred years of history suggests that, even if value investing is not completely to your taste, it should at least be a part of your portfolio mix


28JUL 2017


What Alan Shearer has to teach us about inflation

The transfer fees football clubs are willing to pay nowadays may have you shaking your head in disbelief but we have a similar reaction when we see people seemingly unmoved by what inflation does to their cash