Investing against emotion

11 02, 2020

ECONOMIC PULSE 5: RUGBY RULES FOR PROTECTING YOUR CAPITAL

2020-02-18T11:11:14+00:00 February 11th, 2020|ECONOMIC PULSE, NEWS|

Sometimes it helps to start by focusing on what something is not. Leaving your cash under the mattress is one of the surest ways to cause a permanent loss of capital. No, not necessarily due to burglary on your premises, but rather the simple facts of economics. If one works with a long-term average inflation [...]

11 02, 2020

ECONOMIC PULSE 6: MOVING ON SWIFTLY

2020-02-18T11:13:14+00:00 February 11th, 2020|ECONOMIC PULSE, NEWS|

Photo Credit:  Susan Nel Photography As February breaks and salaried employees give a collective sigh of relief after a long-awaited January payday, it is worth taking a moment to do a quick recap of 2019 and begin planning for the year ahead. Few would argue that 2019 was a far [...]

11 02, 2020

ECONOMIC PULSE 4: LAYERS OF INVESTING – Where to begin

2020-02-18T11:03:21+00:00 February 11th, 2020|ECONOMIC PULSE, NEWS|

The range of options available to investors can often be overwhelming. Where do you even begin? To answer this question it can be useful to break your investment decisions into three simplified layers: 1. The ‘why layer’ tries to establish exactly what your investment objectives are. It attempts to answer the question as to [...]

5 02, 2020

ECONOMIC PULSE 3: INVESTING AGAINST EMOTION

2020-02-18T10:38:45+00:00 February 5th, 2020|ECONOMIC PULSE, NEWS|

Reason is probably one of the biggest distinctions between humans and animals. It has given us the ability to learn from different circumstances and to adapt over time. These lessons sit deep in our subconscious minds and instinct / emotions /intuition allows us to react quickly without having to reason ourselves out of every situation, [...]