Investment Price Trends

Investment Price Trends So I did a post on Facebook the other day about the ebb and flow of the price of investments, and then went into a bit more detail for a few emails on my list. So thought it was such a useful topic that it’d be good as a blog. If you […]

Alternative Investments

Alternative Investments: the fun and games Alternative investments can be classified as pretty much anything purchased with the intention of holding it for capital appreciation.  This could be as varied as cars, wine, figurines, playing cards, computers, currency, stamps, etc.  Should I Invest in Alternative Investments? I’ll assume we’re talking about the more mainstream alternative […]

Why Invest in Commodities

Why Invest in Commodities like Oil, Gold, Silver, etc. You can invest in commodities such as oil, gold, silver, copper, platinum, pork belly, orange juice, coffee. But why would you? There are different types of commodities; hard and soft. Hard commodities are natural resources while soft commodities are agricultural products.  From an investing perspective, most […]

Should I Invest in Funds or Shares?

Should I Invest in Funds or Shares? When we invest, we want the best return possible. And people are often curious whether they should invest in funds or in specific shares of companies. There’s a follow up question then of whether to invest in funds as Investment Trusts, funds or ETF’s as well – but […]

How to Invest for Children

How to Invest for Children Congrats, you’ve reproduced! Or, as is the case with me – I know people that have reproduced and who for some reason have decided to make me a Godparent.  Either way, congrats! Not only have you got to try and keep another human alive, but if that wasn’t enough to […]

Compounding and Pound Cost Averaging

What is Pound Cost Averaging & How Does Compounding Work? Pound Cost Averaging is one of those things I talk about a lot. In fact most people in the investment world talk about it. But what exactly is pound cost averaging? Compounding, according to Einstein, is the 8th wonder of the world, but again, what […]

How to Manage Your Investment Portfolio

How to Manage Your Investment Portfolio When you’re investing, it makes sense to start off with a plan, but quite often we end up in a position of having some investments, but no plan. So I’m sometimes asked ‘how do I manage my investments?’ There isn’t enough scope to go into too much detail here, […]

11 Things You Need to be a Successful Trader

Successful Trading Tips  A lot of people like the idea of day trading. They have the vision of sitting on a laptop on a beach, or in front of a rank of monitors showing pretty graphs – and somehow deciphering all that to make thousands per day.  The reality is the vast majority of retail […]