Tag Archives: Global Financial Markets

Rebalancing – do I have to?

Humans have a hard time being investors. Normally, we like to purchase things when they are cheap and avoid them when they are expensive, but that is often not the case for equities. We tend to get overly optimistic and enthusiastic when equity markets rise dramatically, as they have done since the Global Financial Crisis […]

Top tips for staying calm in today’s markets

Financial Traps

At times like this, it is worth reminding ourselves that it is this very uncertainty of shorter-term market outcomes that delivers investors with returns above those of bank deposits. This allows us to grow our purchasing power over time. In the case of equities, this uncertainty can be high as the market adjusts its view of long-term […]

Coronavirus – keep things in perspective

Sailing with the Tides

In the modern era, we have far greater access to world news at just the click of a button, or from flash news alerts on our phones. This is not always a good thing as newspapers and websites publish news stories that will attract readers. It can be all too easy to focus on these […]

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 […]