Does it Pay to Diversify by Style?

By |2023-05-26T12:54:00+00:00May 26th, 2023|Investment Planning, Investments|

Equity exposure can be broadly segmented by market capitalisation (small, mid, and large) and style (value versus growth). Correlations within equity groups tend to be fairly high, although small-cap stocks tend to have the lowest correlations with the broad market. In our recently published 2023 Diversification Landscape Report, however, we found there can be significant

Want to Invest Successfully? Stop Trying to Make Sense of It

By |2023-05-05T09:44:13+00:00May 5th, 2023|Investment Planning, Investments, Retirement Planning|

Just over a year ago, Russia invaded Ukraine, an appalling act rightly condemned by the world. In the immediate aftermath, experts weighed the economic impacts, with many projecting sharply higher commodity prices. The prediction made sense: a Russian oil embargo would crimp supply, sending prices higher, or so the thinking held. What happened? Brent crude-oil

Time the Market at Your Peril

By |2022-12-16T09:59:06+00:00December 16th, 2022|Investment Planning, Investments|

Technology enables immediate access to everything wherever and whenever we want it. In many cases, such as staying in touch with friends and family, or learning about world events, that’s a good thing. However, when it comes to investing and money management, my fear is that faster and easier ways of investing will allow people

Questions New Investors Are Afraid to Ask: Part 3

By |2022-05-13T11:51:41+00:00May 13th, 2022|Investment Planning, Long-term Investing, Uncategorized|

In Parts 1 and 2, different types of investments and the concepts needed to put those investments to work were introduced by highlighting Asset Allocation (how you divide your money between stocks, bonds, and cash) and Diversification (having a broad mix of each of these types of investments), how crucial these are to your long-term

Questions New Investors Are Afraid to Ask: Part 2

By |2022-05-06T09:05:26+00:00May 6th, 2022|Investment Planning, Long-term Investing|

Stocks and bonds might seem pretty basic, but there’s a lot to understand about the different types and why one might be a better choice than another. So this week, I want to discuss what to look for when choosing investments. Starting with stocks A share of stock is a portion of ownership in a company,

Questions New Investors Are Afraid to Ask: Part 1

By |2022-04-29T10:18:43+00:00April 29th, 2022|Investment Planning, Long-term Investing|

For those of you new to investing, I know it can be exciting, challenging, and sometimes a bit overwhelming. After all, investing doesn’t generally come naturally. It’s not like riding a bike. The reality is that the language of investing is often obscure, and the rules and regulations can be complicated. That said, investing is

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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