If you can keep your head when all around you are losing theirs… It has been quite a year for stock markets. In the past 12 months shares have soared to record highs; higher than the tech boom in 2001, and higher than the credit bubble of 2008. But let’s not get carried away. Being […]
Money is the single biggest cause of stress in the western world; today, spending and investing wisely has never been more important for our wealth AND health. The rational, emotion-free and proven approach of passive investing takes the stress out of watching the markets rise and fall, and makes for a more successful investing experience.
How to be a passive investor. Following these few simple rules should help guarantee a successful investing experience: Know yourself and understand how much risk you can tolerate. In the long run, the more risk you accept, the greater the potential returns (and, of course, losses). Choose a good advisor. It is hard for most […]
Stock prices rallied sharply around the world in the third quarter, with 42 out of 45 countries tracked by MSCI showing positive returns. Total return exceeded 10% in 19 different markets, while Ireland, Japan, and Morocco registered minor losses. For the twelve-month period ending September 30, 2012, 40 markets had positive returns, with six countries […]
Gold is one of those “alternatives” to stock market investment that seem to get more attention when economic prospects seem most dicey. Maybe the real question isn’t whether gold is a terrific asset class, but whether gold or any alternative instrument really offers safe harbour from shaky capital markets and economic catastrophe. Can investors reliably […]