For many investors – particularly those in retirement – the question ‘how long is long-term?’ could also be translated as ‘I’m getting on a bit, so should I still be investing in the stock market?’. When it comes to systematic investing – that is to say, capturing specific market risks in a disciplined and rules […]
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.
Part six of an eight-part series on the lessons to learn from stock market history examines the importance of diversification – and particularly the need to balance riskier assets, such as equities, with less volatile ones, like bonds. Because shares and bonds have a negative correlation, having an element of both is advisable. Expert analysis […]
For some of us, it’s hard to give up on the idea that investment should be exciting. Picking stocks can be fun, after all, and there’s nothing like getting your timing right and bragging about it later with friends. For all the accumulated wisdom about asset allocation and understanding risk, and about diversification and discipline, […]