Before I really started to learn about investing my impression was very much that buying gold was reserved for crazy Americans who buried it in their underground doomsday shelters along with with guns, vac packed food and tin foil hats. The astute among you will already know that my personal portfolio now contains a gold … read more.
Investing is absolutely booming at the moment. People are signing up for trading apps in their thousands and putting their hard earned capital on the line. But the sad truth is the majority are going to LOSE money. Some people will only lose a small amount of money but some people are going to lose … read more.
Anyone who has checked out my own personal portfolio will know that I’ve got a mixture of stocks and properties so obviously I’m a fan of both. Picking between the two in order to choose one as a better investment than the other is difficult as both have different pro’s and con’s. Both also return … read more.
Most of what you read on Smart Investor is a direct result of my own questions about and research into investing and this post on how to structure your investment portfolio is exactly that. It’s born out of feeling bogged down by too many options and trying to decide what the perfect formula for my … read more.
Losing all your money in the stock market is a common worry for new investors, and whilst it’s theoretically possible, it’s highly unlikely if you invest your money in a diversified way. Human beings have a tendency towards feeling more pain when they lose money than they do joy when they make an equivalent amount. … read more.
I’ve got more money in managed portfolios (mutual funds) than I do in index funds at this point in time but that’s a trend I’m actively seeking to reverse. Does that mean index funds (sometimes know as index trackers or tracker funds) are better than managed portfolios? In my opinion it depends on what type … read more.