Stock markets across the globe continue in their march higher. A low interest rate environment and stimulus programmes has helped money flow into bourses far and wide.
But as the markets rise, so do geopolitical tensions. There's the situation in Ukraine for one and Israel as examples.
So how can you protect yourself against the potential for situations in certain areas of the world to wors... ››› more
Investing some of your cash overseas can be beneficial to your portfolio.
It can allow you to invest in companies that you wouldn't have the chance to at home. You can increase your returns. And it lowers your portfolio's overall risk.
But if you do want to invest overseas, where should you look to? It may surprise you to learn, but Canada appears to be an ideal investment opportunity.
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Investment great Warren Buffett uses fundamental analysis to uncover great stocks to invest in. He's now the world's fourth richest person.
Imagine if you could replicate just a fraction of his success?
To do that, you need to get to grips with fundamental analysis.
So what is fundamental analysis? What types of fundamental analysis are there? And what are the key things to focus on when... ››› more
When global stock markets continue to climb, sure enough there will be those who come out to say the end of the bull market is near. It's time for the bears to have their turn.
So if a bear market is around the corner, how can you prepare?
Let's take a closer look
How investors behave
It’s funny how the behaviour of investors works…
Throughout stock market history, investors show ... ››› more
There are certain styles of investing that beat the market over the long-term. The three main ones are: Buy cheap shares, buy penny stocks and buy shares that are in a rising trend.
But there's another investing style that beats the market. That is buy illiquid stocks. This goes against investment ‘rules,' but illiquid stocks appear to be market beaters.
Let's take a closer look…
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When it comes to investing in the very best companies out there, it's not easy to buy into them at a good price. They trade at a premium.
But if you have patience, you can grab these companies at good prices. This stock trading strategy has helped Warren Buffett make his billions.
Read on to uncover how you can do it…
It all comes down to the way you treat events as an investor
This st... ››› more
When selecting stocks for your long-term portfolio, you want to buy companies that are solid and resilient.
You want to buy these stocks, tuck them away, watch the share price grow and rake in your dividends over the years.
So what's the best way to do this?
You need to look for companies with strong economic moats. These ‘moats' give these companies staying power and the ability to w... ››› more
If your investment strategy is to find solid companies to invest in for the long haul, there are certain things that can indicate whether a business will stand the test of time.
One of these crucial factors is the size of a company. It can tell you a lot about what the future could hold for the business and you as a shareholder.
Investors put a lot of weight on a company's management. But sh... ››› more
An investment strategy favourite of Warren Buffett is investing in companies with economic moats. These are companies that have ‘something' that means their customers will keep coming back.
Think about Coca-Cola, Gillette and Apple.
So how can you find such a company? There's one key calculation to help you unearth them.
Read on to find out more…
Using ROCE to find a company with a... ››› more
Castles had moats to protect themselves against invasion. The wider and deeper the moat, the smaller the chances of the castle coming under attack.
An economic moat is a similar idea. It serves the same purpose. An economic moat is a critical feature when you're looking to invest.
An economic moat gives a company sustainability.
Let's take a closer look at what you should look for in an e... ››› more
Bonds come with a lower risk factor than investing in shares. If you like the idea of taking on less risk and receiving a regular income, bonds could be perfect for you.
But bonds are sensitive to interest rates. They perform in the opposite direction to rates. So you need a strategy to help you overcome this. And that's where a bond ladder comes in.
So how can you build one? Read on to find... ››› more
Factor investing involves buying different stocks that share certain characteristics, which improves their chances of beating the market.
These characteristics include value, size, momentum, low volatility and quality. Studies have shown this strategy does work over the long-term.
So does it actually work? Let's take a closer look…
What are the risks associated with factor investing?
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Investors are always looking for an easy-to-apply investment strategy. A way of making money that doesn't mean spending weeks on research.
There is one investment strategy that provides you just that. That is: Investing in habits.
So what is ‘investing in habits'? And how can you do it?
Read on to find out…
What is ‘investing in habits’?
One investment strategy almost guarante... ››› more
Keeping your money in cash may be one of the lowest risk things to do with it. But chances are your money isn't going to pay you much of a return.
Investing your cash across a spectrum of investment can be a wise choice. But you should always keep some spare.
Spare cash means you're in a position to jump on opportunities as they arise…
The importance of holding cash
It makes sound fina... ››› more
Since the financial crisis, interest rates the world over have been at record lows. But with rates so low, it can be difficult to yield decent returns without taking on a lot of risk.
For some investors, the rollercoaster ride of the stock market is too risky an undertaking. Investing in bonds could be the answer…
The benefits of investing in bonds
If you’re looking for a regular income... ››› more
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