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How Should Households Invest? Sharing My Asset Allocation

Saturday, 30 May 2009, 4:31 | Investing | 0 Comment
by Numan

Investing without an asset allocation in mind is more likely gambling than actual investing A sound asset allocation is a key component in any investment portfolio. To put it bluntly investing without an asset allocation in mind is more likely gambling than actual investing. Two weeks ago I wrote about my decision to gradually increase […]

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Know your Portfolio – Three Simple Charts Can Make a World of Difference

Tuesday, 13 May 2008, 14:25 | Investing | 0 Comment
by Numan

Portfolios change as investments change – make sure it still fits your goals and risk tolerance A friend of mine used to manage his own investments. He was a good investor and had enough experience to avoid the common mistakes novice investors often make (more on common mistakes). Time progressed and his investments grew nicely. […]

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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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ETFs and Mutual Funds – The Slowdown Will Teach Us another Valuable Lesson

Sunday, 17 February 2008, 16:40 | Investing, Psychology | 0 Comment
by Numan

ETFs have become the investment tool of the 21st century for household investors. It is true, they do have many advantages ranging from lower commission, better performance, tax considerations and more. With ETFs becoming increasingly popular more investors ask themselves why invest in mutual funds altogether? I am a big supporter of investing ...

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The Problem With Structures – Risks and Hidden Costs

Monday, 14 January 2008, 5:46 | Investing | 0 Comment
by Numan

Structured products have grown increasingly common among household investors as they are conceived as a safe investment with nothing but upsides. However, as consumers, we must ask ourselves: Are these structured products better then other forms of investment just because the principal is ensured at the end of the investment period? ...

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