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



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

27JUL 2017


Can a value investment mentality apply to businesses?

The examples of two successful businessmen illustrate how a value mentality will stand you in excellent stead even outside the world of fund management

20JUL 2017


Costs are a key part of the investment equation – but so is timeframe

Of course what you pay for an investment will have a bearing on the return you see at the end but so does how you behave with that investment – including the amount of time for which you hold it

11JUL 2017


House prices outside London are fair-value

We question whether the correct data is being used to establish house price affordability and if that means house prices are indeed over-priced.