There is no getting by our emotions at any time, especially when it comes to investing. The same brain chemicals and responses to kittens (friendly), or lions (fear) right in front of us, also happen when we look at our investments; good markets (friendly) and bad markets (fear). Add to fears of misbehaving markets, are recessions, inflation (or […]
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Investing? What’s the Bigger Picture?
Many people don’t see the big picture of investing. They can’t see the forest for the trees! Below are three (3) big picture things when it comes to investing. Many focus so much on returns NOW instead of what investing is supposed to do for them over the long term. Markets are always uncertain. The COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic […]
What fear can teach us
Your Fears are the stories you tell yourself … the outline of fear mirrors the outline for story telling. Here are some key points Karen makes in the video below. Fears focus on a fundamental question … what will happen next? The answer often focuses on the story about all the things that might happen […]
What does a big point change on the DOW really mean?
WOW! The DOW “plunged*” 602.12 points on the 12th of Nov 2018! (at the time I write this) That translates to JUST 2.32% down from the previous market close. So … not so wow after all. Here’s what I mean … you need to begin thinking in terms of percentages, not points, when the DOW […]
Just where does the fear of outliving our money come from? Part I
You see the headline all the time that has something to do with basically these four words: Risk, Outliving, Longevity and Money. The viewpoint that you may outlive your money because of increasing longevity (people are living longer) is based on a faulty assumption! That assumption is built into calculations the profession uses when estimating retirement […]
Is ALL of your portfolio at risk of loss?
Is all of your portfolio at risk of loss during a down market? It shouldn’t be if it is properly diversifiedª. Let me explain using ocean waves to represent a portfolio. You see a properly diversified portfolio would mean that ALL of your stocks and ALL of your bonds have simultaneously gone to zero value! […]
Stock Market History: A Crash Course For Investors Pt 3 @investsensibly
“Part 5 of an eight-part series on the lessons to learn from stock market history looks into why complex investment products should generally be avoided. Instead, investors should try to keep things simple, and the simplest way to invest in equities is via index funds.” Part 5 Keep it Simple http://youtu.be/8WVVPgaclH8 Complicated products don’t work […]
Stock Market History: A Crash Course For Investors Pt 2 @investsensibly
“Part 3 of an eight-part series on the lessons to learn from stock market history explains why investors need to stay calm when, inevitably, markets turn volatile.” Part 3 Stay Calm http://youtu.be/oy8XVpFbbdo There is a direct mathematical link between risk and expected return. Investors are always emotional during bad times. Panicking is the wrong thing […]
Stock Market History: A Crash Course For Investors Pt 1 @investsensibly
“From Tulip Fever to the Dotcom Bubble and the Credit Crunch – what have we learned from the famous stock market crashes of the last few hundred years? Watch this space for a brand new eight-part series from sensibleinvesting.tv in which leading finance experts explore what the lessons of the past can teach us about […]
Advisors: Plans, Not Fads @AdviceIQ
When the markets have done well for a while, or at least not scared the bajebees out of investors, people begin to tend to get greedy and seek returns even more … more of “the good thing” … in other words they may begin to chase fads. However, developing and sticking to your plan is […]