Tag Archives: Minimise Investment Risk

Secrets of Successful Long-Term Investing

Asking the right questions and following a few key principles can improve your odds of long-term investment success. Whether you’ve been investing for decades or are just getting started, at some point on your investment journey you’ll likely ask yourself some of the questions below. Trying to answer these questions may be intimidating, but know that […]

Coping with Financial Uncertainty

When financial markets are volatile, you often hear that “uncertainty” is the cause. This suggests that uncertainty comes and goes, but because financial markets are forward looking, and because the future is unpredictable, investors must cope with uncertainty all the time.   That can be hard, especially in volatile periods when the value of your investments is fluctuating […]

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 […]

Question – Investing truths?

Question. Duncan, I’m not a client of Wealthflow but can you give some generic guidance on how to invest smartly? Answer. Some people believe investing has to be complicated. In fact, becoming a successful investor may be a lot simpler than you think. It comes down to knowing your goals, knowing your options, and then […]