According to biomedical gerontologist, Dr Aubrey De Grey, the next person to live to the ripe old age of 150 has already been born.
What if that's you?
What if you live till 80 or 100? Will you have enough money to last you that long after you retire?
Ten or twenty years ago, collecting your last paycheque at the age of 65 was a reasonable expectation. But as life expectancy and the co... ››› more
You've probably heard before that trying to time the market is a mug's game. It's very difficult to do so you shouldn't bother.
Timing the market is difficult, but that doesn't mean you should ignore it.
If you try to predict every market move, chances are you'll just waste money putting on trades. But when there are big moves in the market, timing your trades right can make a huge differenc... ››› more
When you invest, it's crucial to bear in mind the drawdown impact on your portfolio. If you take unnecessary high risks or don't have an exit strategy in place, your portfolio will suffer the consequences. Let's take a closer look at the drawdown impact on your portfolio and how to limit its effect…
To show you how drawdowns can have a negative impact on your portfolio, let’s look at a tradi... ››› more
You should take a no-nonsense, unattached attitude approach to the stock market and your investments. But this is not an easy thing to do. So if you find yourself hanging onto shares for too long, or investing more with hope and emotion than sound reasoning, read on. Here are three ways to stop making emotional investment decisions…
You shouldn’t get emotional about shares, Marc Lichtenfeld ... ››› more
Avoiding investment losses is a critical issue. It's dangerous for you to get this one wrong. You might be surprised to learn that doing what “feels natural” might actually be the quickest way to the poorhouse. Read on to find out what you can learn from the factors behind your investment decisions…
Many investors (including professionals) forget the importance of handling losses before th... ››› more
Psychology plays a big part in your investment decision making! There are emotional factors that affect your trading decisions and the outcome of individual trades. Author of the book, Fear, Greed and the Stock Market, Gareth Stokes says fear ranks as the second biggest investment sin. The first being greed. Read on to discover why an investor influenced by fear is unlikely to chart his own path t... ››› more
Ready to retire? Not so fast. Sanlam's Benchmark Symposium, which it'll release on 14 May, shows levels of saving for retirement continue to be low. So low, in fact, that Moneyweb says the average retiree depletes his retirement lump sum in just three years! Here's how to make sure you're saving enough to live comfortably long into your golden years…
Most people look forward to retirem... ››› more
Psychology plays a big part in your investment decision making! There are emotional factors that affect your trading decisions and the outcome of individual trades. “The most obvious emotion that frequents the mind of the novice trader is greed,” says Gareth Stokes in the book Fear, Greed and the Stock Market and it creates two big problems…
Did you know that greed is the most deadly of i... ››› more
To make good investment decisions, you need to be well informed on what to do and how to react to the markets. Read on to discover financial tips that'll help you have a piece of mind even when markets are volatile.
An investor’s strongest investment asset is a calm mind and a strong stomach.
As an investor, you need to have calmness that world renowned investor Warren Buffett calls ‘em... ››› more
“When you first decide to start investing in shares it's exciting. When shares go up, as an investor, there's no better feeling. It's better than any thrill-ride. But no matter how exciting the ride, you can also lose everything you've invested,” warns Chief Investment Strategist for Red Hot Penny Shares Francois Joubert. But don't worry! There's a smart way to minimise losses. Read on to disc... ››› more
When it comes to the information age where you can get any information you need, in the blink of an eye, the difficulty is sorting through it all. And nowhere is that more true than when figuring out your investments. That's why Investment expert Warren Jeffery has taken the liberty to do all the work for you! Today he equips you with three rules that'll help you on your quest for investment succe... ››› more
It's easier to earn money on the stock markert than it is to hang on to what you earn and make it grow. “This is because most people are too busy making money to afford the time to build up the knowledge and judgement that's needed to invest their capital for maximum return and minimum risk,” says The South African Investor. Read on to discover the three basic principles you should consider wh... ››› more
Hardly a month goes by without a new Ponzi scheme or investment scam making the headlines. And while you may think ‘they should have known better', it's easy to fall for promises of massive interest or profit - that's the point of investing! Luckily, if you keep your head, there's an easy way to avoid falling for these investment schemes.
Despite all their bad press, South African investors c... ››› more
Giving financial advice has just got a lot more risky, according to Moneyweb. Especially in light of the recent Sharemax scheme collapse, which a number of financial advisers actively pushed. But the industry is now heavily regulated, and it's still a better option to hedge your bets and check in with a financial adviser before going wild and potentially losing everything. But before you do, make ... ››› more
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