The best of what we read, watched and listened to this week

The best of what we read, watched and listened to this week

Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay 

Considering how some aspects of the pandemic appear to have been handled in government quarters, the UK’s vaccination programme appears to be going quite successfully.  This link explains why.  [8 min read]

With the recent Game Stop saga bringing hedge funds back into the headlines, this article from data provider Morningstar provides a handy graphic of several investor-unfriendly features and how they apply to some common types of investment vehicle.  It is interesting, if perhaps unsurprising, that so many of the famous scandals arise in relation to those with more of those features.  The Wall Street Checklist.  [5 min read]

For anyone who has been managing their own portfolio for years, delegating the job to someone else can feel like a cop-out.  Yet it is hard to keep the faith when markets fall (or plummet) and if you find yourself inclined to sell out at such moments, hiring an adviser to help you stay the course can make all the difference to achieving your goals. Behavioural Investment Advice.  [3 min read]

While several of the winners of the Science Photographer of the Year competition make us think about the process of climate change, I was most impressed with the composite image (made from over 15,000 underwater photographs) of the ship sunk by air attack in the Red Sea in 1942.  There is more about the project here for those (like me) who find shipwrecks fascinating.  [4 min read]

One of the qualities which my son’s school seeks to promote in its pupils is resilience, a valuable trait for anyone trying to make their way in the world as challenges present themselves.  Fortunately, it can be taught.   How People Learn to Become Resilient.  [11 min read]

It’s not that we’ve run out of cat videos but this week’s closing spot is occupied by a rather larger species. Whether it’s a tantrum or just scratching is a question we can all ponder.  [1:34 video]

We hope you have a good weekend.

Charles and Rob