Archive for 'Investing'

Things to avoid as a newbie investor

Posted on 01. Jul, 2019 by .

Whatever your age, if you’re thinking of dabbling in investments like shares, managed funds or cryptocurrencies, here’s a list of common mistakes which are generally worth steering clear of. 1. Failing to plan When looking to invest, it’s generally wise to think about: – your current position and how much you can realistically afford to […]

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Bitcoin – is it really for you?

Posted on 01. May, 2018 by .

First published January 2018 If I could sum up the contents of my junk emails over the last 12 months in a single word it would be: Bitcoin. I can’t tell you how many unsolicited invitations I’ve received to start trading bitcoin – you may have experienced the same thing. This alone is a concern […]

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How to manage volatility in a low return world

Posted on 02. Mar, 2017 by .

Responding to changing market conditions while keeping abreast of a strategy is a delicate balance. However, it’s an important skill to develop if you wish to successfully invest using a dynamic asset allocation approach. In this article, we discuss how market volatility is different to investment risk, and how you can manage your investments during […]

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A rough start to the year, which could have further to go. Seven reasons not to get too concerned though

Posted on 01. Feb, 2016 by .

Key points > Financial markets have started the year on a rough note as last year’s worries about China and global growth in the face of US monetary tightening continue. > This could drive more short term weakness. However, in the absence of US/global recession, which still seems unlikely, it’s hard to see a GFC […]

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Investing key rules

Investing key rules

Posted on 24. Oct, 2015 by .

Nine rules for investors to keep in mind Key points > Investing during times of market stress and volatility can be difficult. For this reason it’s useful for investors to keep a key set of things – call them rules – in mind. > The key rules I think are: make the most of the […]

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