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Image from 12019 at pixabay.com For many years now, investors have looked enviously at the apparent ability of certain institutions, such as the huge endowment funds which support some of the large US universities, apparently to earn returns far ahead of those of the majority.  Their...

Image by Valdemaras D on pexels.com Inflation (the rate at which the prices of goods and services increase) is a stealthy thief of the value of investors’ capital.  From time to time, it hits the headlines when rates get out of control (for example, in Germany...

Image from Pixabay on pexels.com No doubt like many people, last week I found myself watching more of the news than usual.  Unsurprisingly given the current situation, I’ve been struck by how unremittingly bad everything seems. Of course this is nothing new and the news media thrives...