Author Archives: Duncan Glassey

More than money management skills

Explore Your Money Choices

The education gap in the area of personal finance is becoming ever more evident. From September 2013, financial education in secondary schools became a mandatory part of the national curriculum, however, thanks in part to teachers not feeling confident delivering the subject, financial education has not been a priority for most schools. Stepping into the […]

Déjà Vu All Over Again

Sticking With Your Goal

Investment fads are nothing new. When selecting strategies for their portfolios, investors are often tempted to seek out the latest and greatest investment opportunities. Over the years, these approaches have sought to capitalise on developments such as the perceived relative strength of particular geographic regions, technological changes in the economy, or the popularity of different […]

Markets do go down as well as up

Markets fell in 2018 – but keep this in perspective 2018 may have been a disappointing year for equities, but it shouldn’t have been a surprise December 2018 dished up a rather distasteful present for the holiday period. Many lines were written in the broadsheets about the global equity market falls, but were they really […]

Here’s the Prescription

As much as I value the unfettered access to information the internet provides, I recognise the potential harm that too much information can cause. Take, for example, a friend of mine, who was experiencing some troubling medical symptoms. Typing her symptoms into a search engine led to an evening of research and mounting consternation. By […]

Secrets of Successful Long-Term Investing

Asking the right questions and following a few key principles can improve your odds of long-term investment success. Whether you’ve been investing for decades or are just getting started, at some point on your investment journey you’ll likely ask yourself some of the questions below. Trying to answer these questions may be intimidating, but know that […]