They Came, They Saw, They Incinerated Half Their Potential Returns

By |2023-10-20T08:38:03+00:00October 20th, 2023|Behavioural Finance, Investment Planning|

In recent weeks, we’ve written several articles about how a strategy of doing nothing –eschewing trading and letting investments ride – would have fared. To sum up, we found a do-nothing strategy would have improved the risk-adjusted performance of the S&P 500 and S&P/TSX Composite index’s holdings. What we didn’t examine was whether a do-nothing approach would

‘Handing over cold hard cash makes you think twice’: the people ditching cards in the cost of living crisis

By |2022-08-30T14:37:05+00:00August 19th, 2022|Behavioural Finance|

With inflation raging and real wages falling, more and more of us are taking an old-school approach to staying on top of spending. Suddenly coins and notes are back in favour A year ago, buying a Starbucks coffee didn’t feel “real” to Samantha Thomas. “It was just tapping,” the 41-year-old private tutor from Wigan says.

Spooked by Market Declines? Don’t Panic — S.T.O.P.

By |2022-04-22T09:32:12+00:00April 22nd, 2022|Behavioural Finance, Investment Planning|

2022 has got off to a rough start for investors. Already reeling from the prospect of higher interest rates, ongoing supply chain issues from the pandemic, inflation and increased geopolitical uncertainty, our emotions are running hot and our sense of security has been rattled, not to mention the fact that financial markets have been volatile.

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