Sequencing Risk – The investment risk you get just when you didn’t want it!

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 importance of planning if you want to be a successful investor

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 […]

Share market crashes – Are they predictable?

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 […]

Financial advice – or is it?

    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 […]

Share markets – if they go down, what are you supposed to do?

        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 […]

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