Investors and Advisers

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tc77RoiJe2g[/youtube] When the share market falls heavily we often see an increase in the number of people questioning their Advisers with many believing they could do better themselves. But is this really the case? Investors who use Advisers tend to apply a dump and run strategy, with many preferring not to get involved in the  […read more]

Fear and Greed in the Market

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4LE3Lvnyxo[/youtube] Last week I was reminded of a quote by Warren Buffet who stated following the extreme market pull in 1974 that we are fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful. Times have definitely changed, and people have swung from the greedy heights of the long bull-run between 2003 and 2007  […read more]

Economic Stimulas

This week there has been intense debate in parliament about the government’s proposed ‘financial rescue package’. Now I may be looking at things too simplistically, but if people are scared about how the economy will unfold in the future, it is unlikely they will spend money which is exactly the opposite of what the government  […read more]

Diversification or De-worsification

[youtube]http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=8RhnEPfjLfk[/youtube] The common mantra amongst many in the financial services industry is to be patient, invest for the long term and diversify your portfolio. No doubt many of you would be familiar with these clichés, especially after the events of 2008. But if investors hoping to self-fund their retirement have followed these guidelines and invested  […read more]