The Benefits of a Diversified Investment Portfolio

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 […]

Time in the Market? – No thanks!

“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 Shocking Revelation about buying an ‘Off The Plan’ apartment!

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 […]

Here are 5 reasons why Shares make better investments than Property!

Everybody has their opinions on all manner of topics and investors are certainly no exception.  For as long as there have been people investing, there’s also been plenty of debate about what is the best investment? And like all the big questions in life, such debate is as treacherous a minefield as one could possibly […]

Who hijacked Compound Interest?

Compound interest, or as Albert Einstein reputedly referred to it as “the eighth wonder of the world.” has been hijacked.  Yep, you read it right, highjacked! It appears the world of financial marketers and a bunch of charlatans and hucksters have taken this humble formula and are portraying it as some sort of ‘Holy Grail’ […]