Mama whispered softly, “Time will ease your painLife’s about changing, nothing ever stays the same”…Patty Loveless Having been through many share market crashes since 1987 I can say that not only are they a time of great turmoil but strangely, these occasions also create much innovation as well. Well at least in the fund’s management […]
“Should I stay or should I go now?If I go, there will be troubleAnd if I stay it will be doubleSo come on and let me know” The Clash Wow, share markets are moving faster than a ‘buttered bullet’. One moment we’re at historic lows, never seen since the great depression, and the next were […]
No one told me there’d be days like these. John Lennon Sadly, for me anyway, over these last few months, I have had to limit my output for this site. In fact, limit is a rather gross understatement, as I’ve posted absolutely nothing these last 3 months. Now, I do have very good excuse. Quite […]
And so another year draws to a close. And not such a bad year for investors either. Global markets have moved onwards and upwards even in spite of the many issues visited on us poor investors by various Governments around the place! Thankfully the semblance of a trade deal has been finalised between the US […]
If you take a deep dive, and I do mean a deep dive, into the terms and conditions of the many Robo advice providers like Raiz (Acorns) you may well see mentioned the name, Harry Markowitz or at least his ‘magnum opus’ The Modern Theory of Portfolio Diversification (Portfolio Selection: Efficient Diversification, 1959) Mr Markowitz […]
“Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” Warren Buffett Speak to any financial adviser and they will be quick to espouse the investment strategy of ‘time in the market’ always beating ‘timing the market’. In fact, I would […]
The last Q & A post I compiled and published from my Quora page has proved pretty popular. So for better or worse, here’s part two.
As an adviser, I was often introduced to what seemed like an endless array of client investment proclivities. I lost count of the various agricultural, real estate and share investment schemes that were “run past me” over the years. There was even one that required purchasing unhatched ostrich eggs ready for incubation! And, as was […]