Archive for August 2020
Chapter 6 – Why is diversification important?
The philosophy behind portfolio diversification is that if one investment performs poorly, you will always have others that will, ideally, not be performing badly at the same time. This allows your varied investments to act as counterbalance to one another. The “asset allocation” or in other words, how you divide your money between shares, cash,…Read More
Chapter 5 – How to Choose a Platform?
Executing your investment goals should not be difficult which is why we recommend selecting a platform or company to work with according to how easy it is to use their website and investment portal. You should also consider the costs and quality of guidance and customer service you receive, as well as the range of…Read More
Chapter 4 – Why use a financial advisor or an investment guide?
An experienced financial adviser can help you plan your investment portfolio for future profits making sense of the jungle of investment options, risk profiles and markets. A serious financial advisor will tell you all about the risks entailed and will spend more time on that subject than talking about profits. Great financial advisors can match…Read More
Chapter 3 – Your Investment Horizon
Typically, the longer your investment horizon is, the more aggressive you can be with your investments (depending on the products, programs and strategies you are considering). However, the investment horizon is the investors decision and should support his/her appetite for risk. Saving for a pension might be a higher risk investment, knowing the money will…Read More
Chapter 1 – Investing with JPFS
Everyone knows what investing is, but what are people actually doing when they invest? Fortunately, the world of investing is actually very straightforward and easy to grasp. You just have to start with the fundamentals. Investing is a way to increase your wealth and achieve your financial goals in life. Warren Buffett suggests investing is…Read More
Chapter 2 – Risks and its Implications
To earn a better rate of return than you would expect from a savings account, you need to accept more risk. That means getting comfortable with the fact that your investments will/can go down in value some of the time. The long-term direction of the stock market is up, but it doesn’t rise in a…Read More