Long-term investing

Drink the Kool-Aid

I often say to clients that only when the market crashes, will I know who trusts me. Only then will I know who has drunk the Kool-Aid. In the world of investment, where bull markets can make even the most novice of investors appear astute, the true mettle of an investment manager is not measured …

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Are Markets Efficient?

In 1907, a man named Francis Galton discovered something fascinating at a fair. He noticed that when 787 people guessed the weight of a cow, the average guess was almost exactly right. This showed the power of the “wisdom of crowds” – the idea being that a group of people can produce a very accurate …

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Market Crash Investing For Dummies

Investing in the stock market is as much a test of emotional resilience as it is of financial acumen. Understanding the psychological whirlwind investors face during market downturns is key to navigating these turbulent periods with your wealth—and sanity—intact. Here’s what I’ve learnt over my career about human behaviour when markets are volatile and/or take …

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What Is A Stock?

Venturing into the world of stock investments can be both exciting and daunting. Here’s a practical guide to help you understand the essentials of stock investing. 1. What Stocks Really Mean: Think of stocks as your small slice of a company. When you buy a stock, you’re essentially buying a piece of that company’s future …

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Clarity In Chaos

The ever-changing landscape of financial markets often compels us to fixate on the immediate: Why did the market dip by 2% today? What moves will the Fed make next? What are the key themes shaping the markets for the coming years? Such questions form the heartbeat of the investment sector. They fuel narratives, drive sales, …

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Taking the Scenic Route

Adopting a long-term investment strategy may seem counterintuitive. After all, how could doing less or paying less attention yield better results? This apparent simplicity is deceptive; embracing long-termism is theoretically straightforward but practically challenging. Our natural instincts and the environment around us constantly nudge us towards short-term decisions. Overcoming these impulses to focus on the …

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The Wisdom of Consistency: Creating a Life of Success, Fulfillment, and Wealth

Imagine a life where you consistently make progress towards your goals and desires. A life where success, fulfillment, and wealth are not elusive dreams but attainable realities. In this blog, we’ll explore the wisdom encapsulated in the quote: “Anyone can do it once. The best do it consistently“. These simple words hold the key to …

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