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Fundology: The Secrets of Successful Fund Investing by John Chatfeild-Roberts

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1. Introduction

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift.”

Albert Einstein

Investment is intrinsically a simple business – buy low, sell high. However there are only a few people who take enough time and trouble to be good at it. Most people are simply not that interested in the financial markets. The first and greatest attraction of investing in funds has always been that it takes away the strain and hassle of having to master the business of investment yourself.

But there are also several other good reasons, in my opinion, why you should take a keen interest in funds – how they work, what they can do for you, and how best ...

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