Comley's argument is clear, honest, logical and jargon-free. He also throws in some astonishing stats, such as this one: that 6% we lose every year totals £170 billion -- or £3,000 for every man, woman and child in the UK. That's a lot of money the finance industry makes from us. Best of all, Monkey With A Pin
isn't selling you the dream of getting rich quick. In fact, it isn't selling anything at all.
--Harvey Jones, Journalist, Motley Fool Monkey With A Pin
explains to you exactly why neither you nor the fund managers you hire to run your money for you ever seem to make the kind of returns studies show the equity market is supposed to offer.--Merryn Somerset Webb, Editor-in-Chief, MoneyWeek
For the first time, this book exposes exactly how most private investors perform in real life. It shows they are likely to perform 6% a year worse than the industry’s theoretical predictions of their returns (whether using funds or direct investing). The book reveals that many have earned less than if they had saved in a building society.
Part I of the book looks in detail at reasons why investors underperform: poor skill, charges and survivorship bias. The second part turns to the implications for the private investor, the finance industry and regulators. Monkey with a Pin
encourages private investors to review their investing style and strategy to help them achieve better returns.