If you're like most “information age” investors, you've probably taken a “do-it-yourself” approach to building long-term wealth.
I've seen many non-professional investors take this approach and, the truth is, it's rarely pretty.
Because there are three common mistakes people tend to make when crafting their own investment portfolio. And if you're making even one of them,... ››› more
Since 28 December 2016, the JSE has rallied around 6%.
Some investors or analysts will say it's just erased the losses from last year.
But many will say the strong rally will continue delivering even more returns.
Whether or not that's true, it would be no surprise to now see investors pile money into the stock market.
And if you're one of those investors, that have been waiting pa... ››› more
In spite of being almost impossible to do successfully, there are investors who try to time their entry and exit from the stock market.
By trying to time the market, you'll no doubt be wrong the vast majority of the time.
Here's why you should avoid market timing and what you should do instead…
Why market timing doesn’t pay off
There are some investors who’re determined to tim... ››› 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 it comes to investing, it's important to have some broad principles to adhere to. For instance, ensuring you diversify your portfolio enough and keep your trading costs down. As important as these principles are, there are also some investor traps you need to avoid at all costs. If you don't, your portfolio is sure to suffer. Here's what to avoid…
Investor trap #1: Not investing in quali... ››› more
Are you wasting your time if you try and time the market? None of us can predict the future after all. Read on to find out if you can successfully time the market…
The fund-management industry often abuses the fairly sensible argument that timing the market is a mug’s game explains Tim Bennett in MoneyWeek.
To time the market with success, you want to buy on the lows and sell on the highs... ››› more
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