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It is often quoted, “An investors worst enemy is not the market but his or her own emotions”. There are numerous theories which attempt to explain how investors react to regret or overreact when buying or selling their investments. Many times, their reasoning is based on the level of...

There are always things happening to unnerve markets and cause volatility, from changes in commerce, to politics, to economic outcomes and corporate actions. Volatility is an investment term for when a market or security experiences swings in either direction, up or down, that deviate from...

If you don’t know where you are going how will you get there? Many of us have an idea of where we want to be financially or a specific goal in mind we would like to achieve. However, if you start without a goal and then try to create a plan, there is a great probability you’ll get nowhere...

“Fed Taper” talk is in the air again, well at least the talking about talking about phase which can be interpreted to mean that the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank (the Fed) is merely considering tapering rather than seriously deciding to do anything about it. But what is “tapering”, when is the...

The idea of financial independence (FI) can be different for many people. For some, the idea of FI is one of having enough income to cover your expenses for the rest of your life without having to be employed. For others it may be saving and investing so as not to rely on others to achieve...

There are many beliefs and misconceptions that are held by young investors today. Often great opportunities are lost because of this. Generally investing seems demanding, risky, and boring. They frequently view investing as something for others who are more aware, older and at a certain...

In part 1 of this article, published last Sunday, we discussed what a time horizon is and how it should affect the selection of your investments. As a quick recap, the time horizon is the length of time an investor expects to own their investment and can be determined by estimating the...

When deciding on what type or types of investments you should hold there are very few questions that are more important than, “What is your time horizon?” The time horizon or investment horizon is the length of time an investor expects to own their investment. If you can estimate the...

Many investors often think of diversifying as having different investment managers and investing in different asset classes. However, there is also diversification within asset class which unfortunately is not considered enough by investors.

According to Investopedia, “diversification...

Arguably one of the most popular investment products in Jamaica – the “repo”. Why do Jamaicans love repos so much? Like most people we all prefer to park our money somewhere and know that we can come back to it in 30 days, 90 days, 180 days or 1 year and see the exact same amount PLUS some...

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