No one can predict which way the stock market is going to go. One year, we're in a bull market, the next year, we're in a bear market.
But currently, there's more fear in the markets today than there was a year ago. Stock have fallen tremendously and more investors have become bearish.
And if you're one of these investors, you probably looking for a way to reduce the risks that could hurt y... ››› more
It's easy to see why many investors don't like cash.
It earns poor returns in the bank. Putting your cash to work in investments means it's actually doing something for you.
But this shouldn't deter you from holding cash. In fact, it reduces your risk…
When it makes sense to hold cash
Holding cash instead of investing it makes perfect sense when stocks are expensive. When there s... ››› more
Over the long-term, it's almost a certainty that cash will underperform stocks and bonds.
But that doesn't mean you shouldn't keep some cash.
You should have cash to cover emergencies and to use when opportunities arise in the stock and bond markets.
Read on to find out more…
How much spare cash should you hold?
For prudent financial planning reasons, it makes sense to hold eno... ››› more
When building an investment portfolio, you put cash you've built up to work on the market.
But how much cash should you keep?
Read on to find out what you should do…
The best known asset class: Cash
When it comes to the different types of assets available, everyone knows about cash.
Cash is the most risk-free form of investing there is. And because of this, it gives the poores... ››› more
When it comes to investing, you might spend a lot of time thinking about how much money to put into stocks, bonds, property and the likes. Holding cash is also a vital component.
But how much cash should you hold?
Cash is the money you have in your bank and savings accounts. In other words, money you can get your hands on quickly with relatively little fuss.
Read on to find out more…
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Last week, Warren Buffett's holding company Berkshire Hathaway revealed that it had in excess of $50 billion in cash. That's the most it's ever had in more than 40-years.
So should you be holding cash too? The answer is yes.
Read on to uncover why you should hold cash as part of your investment strategy…
Why you should hold cash
Holding cash makes investment sense. It means you ca... ››› 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
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