How to Build an Investment Portfolio (Basic)

Now that you have understood the science of diversification, this article will explain how to put these principles into practice by explaining how to build an investment portfolio. If you have read the previous articles, the following steps should feel like common sense. Indeed this article threads together many of the concepts from the Foundation learning series. Step 1: Understand …

The Science of Diversification

This article will explain how to diversify your investments using the science of diversification. To get there, we will walk through logical steps which build to the conclusion. Therefore you will also be able to explain why sophisticated investors diversify in a specific way. The primary objective of successful investing is to generate high returns while minimising the risk. The …

Investing Risk Appetite Questionnaire

Take our investing risk appetite questionnaire and discover how your attitude towards risk will influence your investing style. Imagine for a moment: It is 2 am and you cannot get to sleep. You are being kept awake by a stubborn worry that will not leave you alone. Your fear is that the stock market may fall soon, taking a portion …

What are Shares and Why do People Invest in Shares?

If you’ve ever wondered ‘What are shares’ or ‘why are shares so popular?’ – this Ultimate guide to shares article is the right place. This article is the second in the Foundation learning series. What are Shares? You gain partial or full ownership of a company by possessing shares. To delve deeper, we need to understand what companies are and …

How to Buy Shares and Invest in the Stock Market

This article will explain how to buy in shares directly through stockbrokers and indirectly through fund managers. Investing in individual companies versus funds Before you rush to open an account with a stockbroker [LINK TO STOCKBROKER ARTICLE], you need to make a choice as to whether you want to invest in individual companies or whether you want to invest in …

What is an Investment Time Horizon and how does it Impact a Portfolio?

When designing an investment portfolio, one of the factors you must consider is your investment time horizon. The consequence of overlooking your time horizon is discovering that your investments have produced a disappointing return at the point you need to sell your investments and use the funds for their intended purpose. What is my investment time horizon? Your time horizon …

Should I Save or Invest? Why you Deserve Better than a Savings Account.

Saving versus Investing. The big question answered. Welcome to the first in the ‘Foundation level’ learning series. We with a huge problem. Specifically, a problem so frustrating that it drove me to create the website you are looking at. It emerges when we compare saving to investing in bonds or shares. Should I save or invest In 2019 the best …