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The word “balance” enters our dictionary very early in life. When you’re young, it’s about finding a balance between your studies and your sports activities, when you enter your professional career, the emphasis is on the balance between spending and saving, and when you have ten years into your career, the balance is between your …

Having a diversified portfolio is critical to successful investing. It can help you grow your wealth, while limiting the risks you take with your hard-earned money. This means investing in a combination of different assets such as stocks, bonds, commodities, real estate and alternatives, as well as in a variety of geographies and sectors. The …

Investment decisions made today affect our future wealth. It would make sense for us to use a plan to help guide our decisions. Surprisingly, the majority of people don’t have an investment plan in place. Taking the time to develop a financial plan can reap huge rewards. Financial planning provides direction and meaning to a …

The strong performance of equity markets in 2021 has driven many investors away from their target portfolio allocations. It’s time to make sure the portfolio allocation stays within their risk tolerance After a year of double-digit stock returns, it may be time to rebalance your portfolio. This will ensure that you don’t deviate from your …

International investing has always been intriguing and exciting for Indian traders who were only exposed to the nuances of the Indian stock market. That was until a few years ago. With the shrinking of geographic barriers, thanks to technology, awareness of global businesses, economies and politics has increased dramatically. If you’re looking to add international …

Breadcrumb Links MoneyWise Canada future money Low interest rates and new financial technologies are a game-changer for investors Author of the article: Publication date : December 17, 2021 • December 17, 2021 • 3 minute read • 8 comments Africa Studio/Shutterstock Content of the article For years, a simple benchmark has guided investment advice: find …

It is often said that the only constant thing in our lives is “change”. Indeed, it is true. Your likes and dislikes change over time, your goals and requirements keep changing and, as a result, so does the investment climate. If everything changes, then why would your portfolio stay the same? Take the example of …

Investors with limited knowledge who attempt to adopt an asset allocation strategy themselves run the risk of incurring losses if they are unable to assess the changing dynamics of an asset class. Wealth creation is a long-term process. They say investing is a marathon, not a sprint. And rightly so, the longer you stay invested, …

First and foremost, asset rebalancing is a method of avoiding regrets. I know a lot of people will read this sentence and disagree, maybe strongly. Whenever I talk about a financial technique (like SIPs, for example) as a psychological technique that allows investors to guide their own thinking, I get a lot of feedback on …

Sep 25, 2021 “DIVERSIFICATION IS BOTH observed and sensitive; a rule of behavior which does not imply the superiority of diversification must be rejected both as a hypothesis and as a maxim, ”wrote Harry Markowitz, a prodigiously gifted young economist, in the Finance Review in 1952. The article, which helped him win the Nobel Prize …

The 18 months since the covid virus afflicted the world has not been a good time to maintain the asset allocation of your investments. From February 2021, there was first a big crash when it looked like the sky was falling. Lots of people sold and rushed into stocks. After that, it was a rollercoaster …

Any investor who wants to create and grow their wealth should have an investment portfolio. Wealth creation efforts are less likely to be successful if they are approached haphazardly. Thus, building an investment portfolio is a great way to add the necessary strategy and intention to these efforts. FBNQuest defines an investment portfolio as a …

Any investor who wants to create and grow their wealth should have an investment portfolio. Wealth building efforts are less likely to be successful if approached haphazardly, so building an investment portfolio is a great way to add the necessary strategy and intention to these efforts. An investment portfolio, simply defined, is a collection of …

By FBNQuest Any investor who wants to create and grow their wealth should have an investment portfolio. Wealth building efforts are less likely to be successful if approached haphazardly, so building an investment portfolio is a great way to add the necessary strategy and intention to these efforts. An investment portfolio, simply defined, is a …

Hybrid mutual funds, also known as asset allocation funds, provide the required cushion to your investment portfolio and provide diversification between two or more asset classes. Hybrid funds typically invest in a mix of stocks and debt securities and sometimes in other asset classes such as gold, making them suitable for new investors and risk-averse …

Half of people would be confused about what to do if they inherited investments, new research reveals. Many risk mistakes like selling immediately and putting the money in a checking or savings account, missing out on valuable tax breaks – or even holding stocks because certificates have sentimental value. Women and middle-aged people are the …

Investing can be difficult for everyone, but for those between the ages of 20 and 30, it can be particularly intimidating to build a portfolio from scratch, especially while paying off student loans, credit card debt, and more. by making savings. Add to that the massive sales inspired by the 2020 pandemic and the 2008 …

Although Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are considered a relatively new investment vehicle in India, the structure has been an integral part of the personal portfolios of many investors around the world for many years. Historically, REIT portfolios have been one of the best performing asset classes available and should be an essential component of …

Like any industry, investing has its own language. And a term that people often use is “investment portfolio,” which refers to all of your invested assets. Building an investment portfolio can seem daunting, but there are steps you can take to make the process painless. No matter how much you want to invest in your …

The term Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) is a very broad term for a savings account that can take the form of a bank account, a fixed deposit, a money market fund, a ” a portfolio in trust or an ETF, and investors can choose to open a TFSA through a bank, asset manager, life …

David Miller, executive director of wealth manager Quilter Cheviot, explains how to allocate the investments in your Isa portfolio. Investing is built around a simple premise. You put your money in an investment asset with the expectation that it will offer growth above inflation or attractive income payments. But that’s where the simplicity ends. Everyday …

When putting together an investment portfolio, it is important to keep track of the asset allocation. Contrary to popular belief, investment portfolios don’t need to be complicated. If your financial goals are clear, it is possible to build a simple and effective portfolio. Every industry has its own jargon and investing is no different. In …

As the global economy is on the verge of a rapid recovery after the successful distribution of a Covid-19 vaccine, investors are once again turning to their wallets. Those who weathered the spring downturns were rewarded for their patience as the rapid economic recovery prompted many new investors to start buying stocks for the first …

My wife and I had a revealing conversation about investing the other day. We were discussing our investments, which I manage. The conversation drifted onto how my wife would handle our investments if I died. This is when things got interesting. In summary, my wife just isn’t comfortable making investment decisions. She never had to. …

Piggy Trading and Investment Tips: Batanai Matsika IN his book, The Intelligent Investor, Benjamin Graham describes an aggressive investor as an enterprising securities buyer who desires and hopes to achieve better overall results than his defensive or passive companion. According to Graham, it is important for the enterprising investor to start with a clear design …

This year has started on a positive note for most investors; 2019 provided exceptional returns for almost all asset classes and at the start of the year it looked like these gains would continue. But we all know what happened next. An extremely fast and deep bear market, widespread business closures and record unemployment have …

“When investing, what is comfortable rarely pays off” – Robert Arnott. In a world of unicorns, bulls, and bears, finding the right solution and not missing out on opportunities can be daunting and a little overwhelming. There are many different products, asset classes and fund managers. Local or offshore, conservative or higher risk? These are …

As an investor, you usually have one goal in mind: how to get the most from your investment. Many factors influence the return you get, including your time horizon, asset mix and the ability of the fund manager. There is another aspect that casual investors often overlook and that is the vehicle in which your …

Kheng Siang Ng More than 20 years have passed since the Asian financial crisis and we have seen the region’s local currency bond market grow from $304 billion in 1998 to over $12 trillion today. This rapid rise can be attributed to programs such as the Asia Bond Fund (ABF) initiative developed after 1997, as …

Investment bonds have many virtues and certain restrictions. However, it is possible to get a lot more from them if you take the right approach. Why choose an investment bond? Using different tax envelopes can produce different results for investors and, with increasing awareness and knowledge, advisers are looking for a greater variety of assets …