Psychology of Investing: 5. Investing on Autopilot

About the psychology of investing series I’m writing this exciting series of articles to add a new twist on the fundamentals of investing, which you may have read about in my core ‘How-To’ guides: How to invest in land How to invest in commodities How to invest in stocks & shares How to invest in property These guides sit at …

Psychology of Investing: 4. Keeping your Hobby in its Box

About the psychology of investing series This post is designed to be a companion to our main ‘How-to’ investment guides. If you haven’t read them already, I recommend you check them out now: How to invest in land How to invest in commodities How to invest in stocks & shares How to invest in property These are the core of …

Psychology of Investing: 3. The Dangers of Exuberance

About the psychology of investing series This blog post forms part of our investing psychology series designed to be read alongside our comprehensive investing ‘How-to’ articles that come with our free investing courses: How to invest in stocks & shares How to invest in property How to invest in land How to invest in commodities While these articles take you …

Psychology of Investing: 2. The Income Mindset

About the psychology of investing series This blog post forms part of a supplementary guide designed to be read alongside our comprehensive investing guides which explain from start to finish how to invest in various assets: How to invest in stocks & shares How to invest in property How to invest in land How to invest in commodities While these …

Psychology of Investing: 1. Dealing with Loss

About the psychology of investing series This article is part of a companion series to our ultimate investing guides which cover the basics of investing in a variety of asset classes: How to invest in stocks & shares How to invest in property How to invest in land How to invest in commodities Those guides explain how to access those …

When is the Right Time to Sell Stocks & Shares?

If we want to follow the advice of “Buy low and sell high”, we need to understand when is the right time to sell shares. But when is the right moment? Is it when a company begins to lose its shine? Is it after the first strong evidence that its fortunes have reversed? Or is it when the company seems …

Are Shares a Risky Investment?

The stock market is often compared to a casino. The newspapers often refer to investment banking as ‘casino banking’ which adds further weight to this idea. But are shares actually risky investments? And does the stock market deserve to be grouped with games like blackjack and roulette? A bad reputation The stock market has earned a bad reputation from stock …

Is Now a Good Time to Invest in the Stock Market?

“Is now a good time to invest in the stock market?” as well as “Should I save or invest?” are probably the most common question I am asked by readers, friends and family. In this article, I will tackle this subject and provide a few market timing tips. I hope to convince you that this question is the wrong one …

Investing Risk Appetite Questionnaire

Take our investing risk appetite questionnaire to discover how your attitude towards risk should influence your investing approach. 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. You fear that the stock market may fall soon, taking a big portion …