The Fish Tank Theory Of Investing

The stock market has a terrible habit of making you doubt your own capabilities. Time and time again, your resolve for investing can be tested to the limit when share prices take a bath. But time and time again, markets also recover.

How you react to market turmoil is a bit like the water in a fish tank. Here’s why.

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The Next Warren Buffett

A young investor recently asked my why stock markets fall when interest rates rise. He was referring, in case you haven’t already guessed, to the latest market chatter about the American Federal Reserve’s decision to start winding back the amount of cheap money that it pumps into the markets.

He went on to say that if interest rates go up because the economy is improving, then surely stock markets should rise because companies could be more profitable.

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Understanding Risk - Volatility

When we hear or read the term “risk” it is predominately perceived as negative or something to be avoided or a threat that we hope will not materialise. Risk is a fundamental part of life. It exists because we are uncertain of the outcome of a particular decision or course of action. There is always a certain degree of risk in any decision we make concerning our life, career and, of course, financial choices. In investing, however, risk is inseparable from performance. Rather than being desirable or undesirable, risk is simply necessary. Understanding risk is one of the most important aspects of financial education and we would be foolhardy to ignore its existence, especially when it comes to investing.

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How To Spot Growth Shares

Growth appears to be back on the agenda again. For years, growth has been put on the back-burner as companies focus on efficiency, downsizing and cost cutting to survive the fallout from the banking crisis of 2007.

Who can blame them for battening down the hatches?

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