Comments on: Is there a new breed of self-reliant investors? http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/01/12/is-there-a-new-breed-of-self-reliant-investors/ Wed, 16 Nov 2016 01:37:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: John Robinson http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/01/12/is-there-a-new-breed-of-self-reliant-investors/comment-page-1/#comment-9369 Thu, 14 Jan 2010 08:03:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=5141#comment-9369 I have made my own decisions since the days of Brit oil my first stock buy. True I have made mistakes along the way not least switching from LLoyds to RBS last year. Over all I have done well and can only blame myself if things go wrong.

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By: Malcontent http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/01/12/is-there-a-new-breed-of-self-reliant-investors/comment-page-1/#comment-9363 Wed, 13 Jan 2010 18:21:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=5141#comment-9363 Foolish. Yes. I joined the Fools more than a decade ago and this University of the Air taught me the basics and more. I retain contacts with “reputable” analysts and it’s interesting to see how, ten years later, they begin to offer Foolish snippets, evidently news to them.
I completely underestimated the downturn in 2008-2009, but was ready for any upturn. As a Foolish result, yet playing safe, my portfolios are now very comfortably ahead of their previous highs. QE has helped me.

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By: Ram http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/01/12/is-there-a-new-breed-of-self-reliant-investors/comment-page-1/#comment-9356 Wed, 13 Jan 2010 14:03:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=5141#comment-9356 The lemon sellers in wall street will have more opportunities with so many new self-investing public, till they learn what it is all about.

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By: David baker http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/01/12/is-there-a-new-breed-of-self-reliant-investors/comment-page-1/#comment-9355 Wed, 13 Jan 2010 12:31:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=5141#comment-9355 When you consider that for some time the cpi, and essentially BOE interest rates do not represent the real cost of living, the latter being significantly higher than the cpi – savers have been and continue to be hammered. Many banks have shown themselves not to be above board both in their corporate and individual dealings so is it no surprise those who have money do not trust banks in general? There are risks in all forms of investment, and this now includes ordinary savings accounts too

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By: fran http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/01/12/is-there-a-new-breed-of-self-reliant-investors/comment-page-1/#comment-9354 Wed, 13 Jan 2010 12:31:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=5141#comment-9354 Combination of low interest,volatility in the market and sound returns from large well managed companies.

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By: john upex http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/01/12/is-there-a-new-breed-of-self-reliant-investors/comment-page-1/#comment-9353 Wed, 13 Jan 2010 11:44:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=5141#comment-9353 “Financial & Wealth Advisors” have been shown to be charlatans.
They have lost people a lot of money through their ineptitude & refuse to accept any resposibility for their advice and actions.
People have realised that it’s cheaper not to lose money than to try to make it by speculation in current markets, and if they are inclined to accept risks they’d rather back their own judgement than take (and pay for) the advice of fools.
If you’d like chapter and verse mail me.

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