Boaz Shoshan

Boaz Shoshan
When he trained to become a financial adviser, Boaz Shoshan earned a black mark against his name for asking too many questions. Having become disillusioned with the financial services industry, he joined Southbank Investment Research in 2017. The questions haven’t stopped. Having ventured down many financial rabbit holes, Boaz now writes for Capital & Conflict, London Investment Alert, and is the managing editor of Zero Hour Alert. From gold to violins, bitcoin to cigars, and whisky to wine, Boaz’s investing interests are often to be found outside the financial system – despite being a qualified financial adviser.

Temples of vermin

“… there’s this massive dead cockroach right under this chair.” “[nodding] There are nights sometimes when you hear the rats scurrying around in the ceiling too.” Where do you reckon this conversation took place? The answer may surprise you. And…

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The blockheads of Babylon

26 years ago, the European Council released a poster. It illustrated its ambitions for Europe with a bright catchphrase and colours. But soon after its release, it abruptly withdrew it. It wasn’t popular with the public. And it revealed a…

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“… you have to lie”

Have you ever held a bar of solid gold? If you’ve not tried it before, and happen to be in London, head over to a bullion dealer called Sharps Pixley in Mayfair. Ross Norman, the owner, will be happy to…

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Password: Azusol32

I stepped out of the office into the bright afternoon, and paused for a moment. On the face of it, I was about to make a completely stupid move. In pursuit of something that nobody seems to value these days,…

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The taste of snake

“It’s impossible not to commit fraud in this job,” said a voice from across the table. I raised my eyebrows. Others around me did not – this was not surprising to them. Who would say such a thing? What profession…

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The secret formula for divine fire

Today, I’m going to share a secret with you. It’s a hidden recipe for a life-changing concoction. The Aztecs called it the “Divine Messenger”. The very first anthropologist said of those that consumed it, “it sustains them and gives them…

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First data, then hellfire

Have you ever heard of a whisky called Rattlesnake Rosie’s? Its apple pie flavoured. That’s right – apple pie whisky. Whatever will they think of next? Its American made, of course. I came across it at a bar in New…

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No nukes for me

Have you been investing in Iranian nuclear technology? If you have, I applaud your audacity. Fortune favours the bold, and investing moves don’t get much bolder than trying to profit from Iranian nukes. To be clear: I have not been…

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