It’s a tough job…somebody has to do it, just not necessarily you!

Protecting and growing your retirement nest-egg is one of your most important financial responsibilities.  Ensuring that your nest-egg is sufficient to fund your lifestyle in retirement often means putting at least part of it at risk in the stock market. Unfortunately too many people are swayed into believing that being a successful stock market investor means you have to […]

The two crucial success factors that often elude investors

There are two crucial success factors that often elude investors –  the ability to save consistently and the discipline to stick with a saving and investment plan over time. Successful investing is a long-term proposition.  In the short-run financial markets are very unpredictable, gyrating to a complex and increasingly-interconnected information flow that changes by the second. […]

4 Important Psychological Biases for Investors to Understand

In our last post we highlighted that behaviour might just be the biggest source of trouble for investors.  People just aren’t psychologically wired to make investment decisions that are good for them and often do things that are potentially harmful.  Our brains have evolved to create protection mechanisms that in many instances are helpful – just not […]

Success is less about hitting home runs and more about staying out of trouble

People are often surprised when we say that successful investing does not mean you have to “beat the market”.  Instead, successful investing is simply that which allows you to meet your financial goals.  Trying to hit “home runs” by picking hot stocks before they jump or timing market swings are activities more aligned with speculating than investing and […]