Tag Archives: Diversified Portfolios

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it…

For the individual investor, the best approach remains diversifying across many countries and asset classes, remaining focused on your own goals and, most of all, listening to your chosen adviser, who understands your situation best.

There is always a temptation to fiddle around with a portfolio’s structure to try to position it ready for potential short-term global events, such as Brexit. Investors would do well to remind themselves that the core tenets of good investing hold true through all market conditions. It is also worth remembering that the efficacy of […]

The Benefits of Diversification

For the individual investor, the best approach remains diversifying across many countries and asset classes, remaining focused on your own goals and, most of all, listening to your chosen adviser, who understands your situation best.

It is generally accepted that diversification is a good thing for investors. One reason is that holding many different assets reduces the volatility (or variability of returns) of your portfolio; when one asset performs badly another may perform better. Another reason is that it can increase the probability that a portfolio will outperform the market.

Pokémon Investing

Pokemon Go

Have you noticed the surge recently in people wandering aimlessly and staring at their smartphones? Chances are they’re playing Pokémon GO, the latest craze. It’s an activity eerily close to how some folk see investing.

Outcome of the Referendum and your Portfolio

With the UK’s referendum vote on whether or not to remain in the EU almost upon us, this post looks at the impact that BREXIT could potentially have on client portfolios. The market risks may seem material, but they are mitigated by the ownership of robustly structured, well-diversified portfolios. The key is to stay calm […]