Ray Dalio

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We all like to think well of ourselves. Unfortunately, this need for a sunny self-image means we’re more likely to remember our good investments and f(...)

Traders work  at the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Johannes EISELE / AFP)JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images

Buy gold. So says Ray Dalio, the influential founder of Bridgewater, the world’s biggest hedge fund, who penned a lengthy LinkedIn post last week outl(...)

George Soros is among more than a dozen prominent US billionaires are calling for a new government tax on extreme wealth to help combat income inequality. Photograph:  Fabrice Coffrini / AFP/Getty Images

More than a dozen prominent US billionaires are calling for a new government tax on extreme wealth to help combat income inequality, provide funding f(...)

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos. Ms Bezos has promised to give away more than half her $36.6 billion fortune. Photograph: EPA

MacKenzie Bezos, who recently became the world’s fourth richest woman following her divorce from Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive of Amazon, ha(...)

While professional investors tend to be undone by distraction and inattention, ordinary investors are more likely to pay attention to the wrong things. File photograph: Getty

When you’re distracted, your performance suffers. That’s true of surgeons – research suggests distraction in the operating room is a major factor in u(...)

‘Mindfulness proponents do not get much bigger than Arianna Huffington’ Photograph: Reuters/Ruben Sprich

Not that long ago, an almost unknown American academic named Andrew Hafenbrack was sitting in a Berlin hotel room, idly scrolling through his emails a(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  in the Congress Hall during the 49th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph:  EPA/Gian Ehrenzeller

As US president Donald Trump and senior White House officials stayed away from the World Economic Forum (WEF) this week due to a partial government sh(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The most prescient bear on Wall Street in 2018 was Morgan Stanley’s Michael Wilson, who warned we were witnessing a “rolling bear market”. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Investors entered 2018 in exuberant form but it turned out to be a lousy year for global stocks. Will the bears prevail again in 2019? Do market strat(...)

Hedge funds on average lost 6.7 per cent in 2018. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Bridgewater Associates’ flagship hedge fund rose 14.6 per cent last year as stocks fell broadly, according to Bloomberg. The Connecticut-based firm i(...)

Dr Lynsey Hollywood. “Through our extensive range of business contacts within the food and drinks industry, demand for this type of course has been expressed on numerous occasions.”  Photograph: Nigel McDowell/Ulster University

The link between the dizzyingly complex world of financial derivative trading, McDonald’s chicken McNuggets, the world’s largest hedge fund, and agri-(...)

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