Investing vs Speculating

As an investor, you probably have a lot of questions, like “Will I be ok?” or “Will my money last long enough?”. These are great questions, but there is a simpler way to think about the answers to successful investing. Imagine all investments you can trade publicly could fit in a circle.  Those investments would Read more…

Investor Rocket Science

When the media raises the subject of beating the market through astute stock picking, the name ‘Warren Buffett’ is usually cited. But what does this legendary investor actually say about the smart way to invest? Buffett is considered to have such a track record of picking stock winners and avoiding losers that his annual letter Read more…

Second Guessing: The Economy and Markets

Markets recently have had a rocky time as investors in aggregate reassess prospects for monetary policy stimulus in the United States. Is this something to worry about? The world’s most closely watched central bank unsettled financial markets by flagging it may start later this year to scale back its bond purchases. Under this program of Read more…

The Wrond End of the Telescope : Smart Investor Stocks

An entire branch of the financial media exists to tell people what stocks to buy. For some reason, many people still think this works as a wealth management tool. Each year, Australia’s ‘Smart Investor’ magazine runs a front cover feature called The Good Stocks Guide. It’s an exhaustive, and exhausting, analysis of which stocks offer Read more…