As far as stock investing is concerned the only two things you need to look for...the two things that move markets...are interest rates and earnings.
A year isn’t supposed to be that long in investing. But news sure moves fast.
When we see stocks rally hard and fast, we start looking around for ideas for you to protect the gains you've built in recent months. With the main Australian stock index up 15.5% since last August, it now makes sense to look at ‘stock insurance’.
Scalable businesses can makegood investments during tough economic times. Their success depends less on the wider economy than for unscaleable companies.
Investors – as a group – are awful at timing the stock market. They buy just as the market is about to tumble. They watch it drop all the way. When they can bear the pain of loss no longer, they bail out. Then it recovers.
What's the aim of an investment? The simple answer is: 'to make money'. But it's not quite that straightforward. If you want to be truly better off for investing, you have to find a way to grow your money faster than the rate of inflation.
Gold is the bedrock of the financial system. It supports everything else, even paper money. That's why you should buy gold as part of your investment strategy.
How are we to invest our money in 2013? Well, we can start with recognising a simple fact - we can no longer rely on the old rules of investing.
It's not very often Money Morning editor Kris Sayce has time for a chat. Luckily for us, he kindly agreed to sit down and reflect on the year that's been and the one that's coming. Including his investment strategy for 2013.
Far from being a ‘new reserve currency’, the Australian dollar is hanging on for dear life. And a lower dollar would have a bigger impact for your investments than you may think . Here are four easy ways you can protect your wealth when the Aussie dollar falls.