Blogs

Why do shares outperform bonds?

I have unashamedly borrowed the following extract from a recent blog by an American blogger called Cullen Roche. Why do certain asset classes perform the way they do? One of the lessons gleaned from long-term studies is that stocks have historically outperformed...

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The new phenomenon that is digital art

When it comes to art I’ve often wondered if I am a philistine. Maybe it goes back to my abysmal performance in Art O Level at grammar school where I achieved a low-grade E for my efforts. Most of the time I just don’t get it. In fact, my lack of appreciation of the...

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Are we entering the new Roaring Twenties?

Investors are often baffled when markets respond to news events in counterintuitive fashion. So bearish news such as the US coming off the gold standard in 1971 was surprisingly followed by a major stock market rally in the US. In part, this apparently paradoxical...

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Why bonds are doomed

  The accepted four main assets classes of an investment portfolio to achieve an acceptable diversification of risk are cash, bonds, property and equities. The reason for having these asset classes in a portfolio is because of the diversification of risk and because...

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Six benefits of financial planning

  Establishing clarity around your finances is arguably one of the most critical things to your overall financial success. It is important to understand your financial needs and then to create a financial plan to meet them. Without understanding what is needed, it can...

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