The most important factor in successful investment is your behaviour and it’s the hardest thing to manage, because it is usually driven by irrational thinking and the failure to learn from past mistakes. No matter how much evidence is provided
If you are disappointed with returns from your investment portfolio over the last quarter, then that probably means you have a well-diversified strategy with plenty of exposure offshore. If that’s the case, then you shouldn’t worry too much about the
The strength of a countries currency can be viewed as a proxy for the price of the country. Just like with any investment you must differentiate between price and value. Price is what you pay and value if what you
A while ago I wrote an article trying to explain why lower interest rates should drive up asset prices. I quite sure you won’t remember the article as you probably fell asleep while reading it. The article explained how future
At the risk of committing career suicide I would like to admit the following. I have no idea the affect Trump will have on our share market over the next few months……I can hear the response “What! You don’t know.
With the US stock market now entering its 9th year in a bull market phase, it’s probably a good idea to reflect on some old age wisdom, which is nicely explained in the following quote; Bull markets are born on
“Be greedy when others are fearful and fearful when others are greedy” Warren Buffett The big financial institutions have just released their economic forecasts for 2018 and what do you know they are extremely bullish with a consensus view of
You had to feel a little sorry for our newest finance minister when he presented the recent mini-budget. Stuck between “a rock and a hard place” with no room to manoeuvre. SA has literally hit its fiscal cliff with the
As investors we are taught not to let macro factors overly influence our investment decisions. There is empirical evidence suggesting that even if you can correctly call a macro event like Brexit it is still impossible to know how the
The million-dollar question for South African investors is the exchange rate. The reason for this is that 50% of the JSE’s overall earnings is now generated from overseas. A weaker rand translates into higher earnings and thus higher share valuations.