Tag Archives: Equity Investors

Investment Insight : Woodford’s Woes

Smarter Investing

Tips on Smarter Investing Neil Woodford – one of the UK’s best known fund managers – has recently had to suspend trading in the Woodford Equity Income Fund. What are the causes and lessons of his ‘dark and terrible moment’ as it has been described? Some investors are claiming not to know how the fund was […]

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 […]

Is past performance a guide to future results?

One of the biggest challenges I faced during the early years of my career as a financial planner, prior to establishing Wealthflow LLP in 2007, was finding an investment proposition to complement a long-term, strategic approach to financial planning. Too often, I found myself apologising to clients when their investments did not meet our – […]

How deep is your risk?

Intuitively, one knows that this is a risky, dice-rolling business and that for every winner there are bound to be some losers and some also-rans.

All investors know they need to take risks in order to achieve returns higher than cash. If you asked ten investors if equities were more risky than cash, most would agree; but that depends on how one understands risk. The investment industry has done a poor job of explaining risk as it relates to an […]

Best of Times, Worst of Times

For the twelve-month period ending May 31, 2011, equity investors around the world enjoyed the equivalent of blue skies and bright sunshine while the economic news was partly cloudy at best. Among forty-five developed and emerging-country stock markets tracked by MSCI, all but four had double-digit total returns, and twenty-six had returns of 30% or […]