Disclaimer: None of the following is legal or financial advice in anyway, and respective advice should be sought from an appropriate professional.
If you’re a retail trader, this situation might sound familiar to you. You’ve spent the time doing the analysis, crunching the numbers, making the decision to put your money to work … or maybe you got a hot tip. You know what the next meme stock will be and you’re just waiting for the price action to kick off, before you plough in!
However, you choose to trade, the one thing more important than being able to make money is making sure you don’t lose it. The next trade that you make should not be your last.
With the last few sets of Inflation data coming in over the last few months, it does perhaps look like the worst of the inflation nightmare is behind us … the peak looks to have past. In Fact the last round of data came in at expectation.
But make no mistake … just because the peaks looks to have past, doesn’t mean that the economic picture has suddenly become nice and rosy. Let’s just rip the band-aid off … things aren’t good. The last year-on-year CPI figure (Dec 14’22) came in at +7.1%, up from +6.8% 12 months earlier. That’s still 14.4% in 2 years. Hell, the Month-on-Month number was still +0.1% … inflation is going up … still. 
Time and time again, I see questions pop up, either in my mail box from various forums or other sources from the public asking things along the lines of, ‘I want to start a business, what should I do?’ or ‘I’m thinking of wanting to start a business, what is something good to start?’
At this point aside from being perfectly legitimate questions, in my opinion, there is simply no good, simple or clear answer to them.
Disclaimer: None of the following is legal advice in anyway, and legal advice should be sought from alegal Professional
It’s pretty safe to say that most people could describe 2020 in a single word. In many ways 2021 might not be all that different. Uncertainty, global tensions between economic superpowers and the odd COVID-19 variant breakout here and there are keeping us well and truly on our toes … inflation is coming … the lunatics are running the asylums …
Disclaimer: None of the following is legal advice in anyway, and legal advice should be sought from a legal professional.
This one is a bit harder to start. Despite what I write about and the intention to educate [you] the reader about value of financial education and literacy, it has to be honestly said that what I promote comes from sources before me. Just like the skillset I promote in teaching for profit. What I know – I learnt from someone else.
To that end, I tend to keep my ear relatively close to the ground when it comes to learning what some of the ‘bigger’ players out there do when it comes to their money, lifestyles and success. After all, learning from those before us, is the ultimate shortcut, and education right?