A selection of questions, and more importantly my answers, from the Quora site. This will help you to formulate your investment strategy.
I have recently been reading a number of articles written by people who aspire to early retirement, actually, make that very early retirement. The blogging world seems to be host to a plethora of people whose working life would seem to be just commencing, but are intent on documenting their path to a life of […]
There is one, immutable ‘law’ of investing which states – in order to achieve greater returns you have to expose your funds to the risk of loss. Consequently, it is the management of this risk/return ratio that becomes the hallmark of a successful investment. Unfortunately, the world not being as perfect as we would like […]
The great John Lennon once asked “how can I go forward when I don’t know which way I’m facing” Investors should also be asking themselves this question as well. Once upon a time, a husband and wife came to my office. They carried with them a large folder which was filled with papers and assorted […]
Wow doesn’t New Year come around quickly these days? It must be the aging process at work, cause the older I seem to get, the quicker we seem to get a new year! No doubt December left investors with a bad taste in their mouth, and a strong desire for a reversal of those pesky […]
A strange thing happened in the financial world last year. An event so unusual, that I can’t ever recall seeing similar in my 25 years in the advice industry. And what was this mysterious event? Well, a fund manager actually closed down a fund and returned all money’s to the investors. Now I have certainly […]
Who hasn’t been shocked at what is currently being revealed through the current Banking Royal Commission? It certainly leaves a big question mark over the validity of the advice proffered by our big financial institutions. And it would appear the cosseted environment, fostered by the banks for their advice arms, has conveniently kept […]
A share market is a unique place. It can be rather joyous when the shares you’ve just bought start skyrocketing. But sadly, when the same shares suddenly drop out of ‘sight’, it can cause some rather severe grief as well! Here are some thoughts to keep in mind when the latter […]