When it comes to investing for the longer term you need to make sure you build up a sustainable and well-diversified investment portfolio.
Tag - Investment strategy
As the need for capital preservation and cautious portfolio positioning becomes more apparent, Head of Business Development at Foord Asset Management, Nick Curtin, unpacks the strategic stance Foord’s portfolio managers have adopted given the prevailing high-risk low-return environment.
The simple truth about investing: spend less than you make, save the difference, buy a diverse portfolio of diverse companies, and be patient.
Event risks will come and go, but a well-structured balance sheet should withstand the short-term volatility created by these external events.
In times of market volatility, investors can use rand cost averaging to reduce the risk of buying assets at the top and (as a result of emotions mostly) selling at the bottom.
How do you know whether you've selected the right investment for your needs?
The term “crystal-ball investing” appropriately invokes images of smoke and mirrors, charlatanism and faux clairvoyance. None of these has any place in investment practice.
When looking at investment opportunities, it isn’t always that easy to separate out the sizzle from the steak. What do Bernie Madoff, Barry Tannenbaum and Sharemax have in common? They started as credible organisations run by known people – people who also knew how to create allure and marketing buzz – SIZZZLE. And they all had an emotional...
By Jan van Niekerk, CIO of RECM Investors and market participants have lately been asking us whether value investing is dead. While we firmly believe that value investing is alive and well and we are as committed to it as ever, we have seen some value investors starting to change their strategies to other approaches that have delivered stronger...
By Lourens Coetzee, an Investment Professional at Marriott Demanding equity valuations and a subdued outlook for growth in South Africa suggest investors may need to increase their offshore exposure to ensure an acceptable investment outcome. Marriott believes the case for offshore equities remains compelling, as it is possible to purchase some of...