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Diversification is Dead. Long live Diversification

Saturday, 25 July 2009, 4:47 | Economics, Investing | 0 Comment
by Numan

Don’t give up on diversification through asset allocation just yet A short introduction to asset allocation and diversification Assets allocation is said to be the optimal investment method for household investors. As household investors we lack both the time and knowledge to handpick assets and build and maintain a long term investment ...

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Stress Tests and Capital Adequacy Explained

Saturday, 25 April 2009, 4:08 | Management | 0 Comment
by Numan

The highly anticipated FED stress test results may very well serve as fuel for further gains or, more likely in my opinion, as a sought after excuse for turning the tide (in the short run). The idea of stress testing is an intuitive one. You test something to determine whether or not it is able […]

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Review: The Gone Fishin’ Portfolio by Alex Green

Monday, 20 October 2008, 14:35 | Book Reviews, Investing | 0 Comment
by Numan

The Gone Fishin’ Portfolio offers a framework for saving, sound investment wisdom and no less important a step by step approach to their practical application up to a detailed asset allocation. When I read through the first couple of chapters of The Gone Fishin’ Portfolio by Alex Green I was surprised to find a philosophical […]

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Extreme Risk Aversion Paradoxically Leads to Another Huge Risk

Saturday, 23 August 2008, 5:50 | Investing | 0 Comment
by Numan

Afraid to take investment risks? Be aware, you’re taking a huge risk of another kind. Lately I’ve been giving serious thinking to my asset allocation. It’s been a rough year in the markets and only a selected few managed to escape the storm. One question, how ever, is always on the table – How should […]

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How to Invest Wisely In a Bear Market?

Wednesday, 6 August 2008, 8:20 | Investing | 0 Comment
by Numan

Bear markets present a challenge for any investor with the end never in sight. How do we invest wisely in a bear market? Stocks are often hailed as the winning financial asset to invest in for the long term. While stocks offer great potential in return they also hold an equal level of risk. Bear […]

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Is It Better to Buy or Rent?

Wednesday, 16 July 2008, 23:41 | Home Finance and Mortgage | 0 Comment
by Numan

Another look at this timeless question. Now better explained with a great tool by NY Times. The NY Times has one of a few calculators that actually get the comparison between rent or buy right. I strongly recommend visiting Is it Better to Buy or Rent @ NY Times to get a feel of it. […]

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Do you understand investment risk?

Tuesday, 22 April 2008, 13:56 | Investing, Risk Management | 0 Comment
by Numan

Talk of investment risk is abundant but what is investment risk really? Stock investments are risky; Investing in corporate bonds is less risky but still carries some risk; Investing in government bonds is risk free; we each have our own risk preferences and should invest accordingly, and so on and so forth. We all know […]

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Why Buying a Home is More Important than You Think

Wednesday, 2 April 2008, 12:00 | Home Finance and Mortgage | 0 Comment
by Numan

Rent vs. buy comparisons are abundant. I’ve wrote quite a bit on the matter trying to illuminate the less obvious parts of it. In this post I’ll concentrate on a few fundamental financial advantages of home ownership which are too often painfully overlooked. Buying a home is indeed a great undertaking which requires maturity and […]

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