I’ve been reporting on stock markets for almost two decades but I confess that, aside from my pension, I’ve not had any market exposure since deciding to spend a chunk of cash on some home renovations two years ago.                 

Then I had a daughter and thought: best get the little nipper sorted for her graduation, because if mommy stays in journalism, it’ll be from the University of Wichita’s online ukulele class and not much else.                ..

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