In the popular TV program MasterChef, contestants face a series of cooking challenges. From low quality ingredients to inadequate preparation to poor implementation, so many things can, and do, go wrong. It’s a bit like investing.
The media would have you believe that a successful investment experience comes from picking stocks, timing your entry and exit points, making accurate predictions and outguessing the
market. Is there a better way?
A frequent complaint from would-be investors is that “uncertainty” is what keeps them out of the financial markets. “I’ll stay in cash until the direction becomes clearer,” they will say. So when has there ever been total clarity? Read the article here: The Certainty Principle – 300kb PDF.
There are a myriad of choices confronting those coming up to retirement in terms of switching on an income from their accumulated pension fund. Which retirement option is likely to be most beneficial to you?
Two colleagues went on vacation separately. One had a great time. The other had a miserable experience. Their respective stories provide valuable lessons, not just about taking a holiday, but about investment.