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 …

How to Build an Investment Portfolio (for Beginners)

In this guide, I will explain how to create a successful investment portfolio in 8 steps. If you’ve been following the Foundation investing course, the following steps should feel like common sense. This article is the milestone where we can weave together many investing concepts we’ve explored so far. It’s time to put the knowledge into practice! Why create an …

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 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 …

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 …