We have now moved beyond the 10-year anniversary of when, in early October 2007, the S&P 500 Index hit what was its highest point before losing more than half its value over the next year and a half during the global financial crisis.
For investors who adopt a systematic buy-hold-rebalance approach to investing, it can be tempting to question why the portfolio seems to be largely unchanged from one period to the next and what the firm is doing for its fee. Let’s consider this.
Costs matter. Whether you’re buying a car or selecting an investment strategy, the costs you expect to pay are likely to be an important factor in making any major financial decision.
A favourite of tax advisers and stockbrokers, but is ‘The Alternative Investment Market (AIM)’ worth the risk for low to medium risk investors? I’m not convinced. Here’s why. 1. What is the AIM? The AIM is a market which provides small and fast growing businesses opportunities to generate capital. Since its launch in 1995, approximately […]
Despite its lustre, gold sits uncomfortably in investment portfolios. If you think hard about why you might own it, it becomes harder to make a case for its inclusion.