The price of generating real above inflation returns by investing in the share market is accepting the inherent volatility associated with equity investing. Investors must remember that short-term price volatility is not the risk per se. The risk is how you
I would much rather be writing about something other than Covid-19, but this is clearly the only story in town. I use the word story purposely not to make light of the pandemic, but as a play on the word
The investment industry uses some very descriptive words in describing investor behaviour and one of these is capitulation, this is the point when investors throw in the towel. Throwing in the towel is boxing speak for give-up. Picture the towel
At the risk of committing career suicide I would like to admit the following. I have no idea the affect Trump will have on our share market over the next few months……I can hear the response “What! You don’t know.
“Be greedy when others are fearful and fearful when others are greedy” Warren Buffett The big financial institutions have just released their economic forecasts for 2018 and what do you know they are extremely bullish with a consensus view of
The million-dollar question for South African investors is the exchange rate. The reason for this is that 50% of the JSE’s overall earnings is now generated from overseas. A weaker rand translates into higher earnings and thus higher share valuations.
A bias is defined as; “Not logical or reasonable” “…tendencies to think in certain ways that can lead to systematic deviations from a standard of rationality or good judgment”. Recency Bias refers to our expectation for future returns based on
At the risk of committing career suicide I would like to admit the following. I have no idea the affect Trump will have on our share market over the next few months…..I can hear the response “What! You don’t know.
Blame it on a mid-life crisis, but I recently acquired a motorcycle much to my mother’s dismay. I vividly recall the same response from her some 32 years ago when my Dad agreed to me getting a 2nd hand 50cc
It is interesting how Rand weakness seems to negatively affect our collective psyche and overall sentiment, notwithstanding that most South Africans probably don’t understand the full implications of currency weakness. Maybe it’s our fears of becoming a banana republic like