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Rutherford Rede Advisers regularly contribute articles with their
opinions, advice and commentary on current economic events and trends.

Where did all the billionaire families go?

There is a saying “From clogs to clogs in three generations” This comes from the idea that the first generation establishes business’s, the second builds it and the third loses it. This plays out when tracking what happened to millionaire families in the United States.

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2023 Market Lessons

Morningstar have looked back at 2023 and find the lessons reinforce established long-term principles. We have summarised their article.

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The Curse of Short-Termism

Joe Wiggins writes about the problem of short term thinking crowding out much better long term decision making. He makes the following points,
• We are driven by emotions. Its in our wiring and has to a degree allowed us to survive and evolve,
• Many of our decisions are based on what we are feeling right now,
• Fear dominates these decisions, fear of loss or fear of missing out,
• Our environment has driven us further towards short term thinking. We have more information and are better able to act on it,
• But long term thinking almost always works out better,
o You don’t need to be heroic,
o Your decisions don’t need to be optimal,
o There is no requirement for genius.
• Just sensible choices and patience. Something we are all capable of!

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The Espresso Portfolio

When you haven’t got much capital of your own, the road to financial security can seem long, hard and complex. But the truth is that wealth building is relatively simple. All it takes is time and the price of a cup of coffee.

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