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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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What Should I Do With My Money?

Tuesday, 18 November 2008, 18:04 | Economics, Investing, Psychology | 0 Comment
by Numan

Turbulent times confuse household investors. I know I’m confused An interesting and timely experiment was conducted by one of our local business papers. Trying to answer the eternal question of “what should I do with my money?” the paper set out to review what leading brokers, financial planners and money managers would ...

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How Can they Possibly Afford That? Or Is Money in the Eye of the Beholder?

Friday, 19 September 2008, 16:12 | Budgeting, Economics, Psychology | 0 Comment
by Numan

Do we all see the same color of blue? Each passing day bring with it small new understandings into human nature and even bigger new puzzles. Ever since I remember myself I’ve had the good fortune of ranking in the top 10th percentile. Whether in SAT’s or GMAT or in terms of household income I’ve […]

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Buffet Bets $320,000 Long on the S&P and against the Hedge Fund Industry

Tuesday, 10 June 2008, 16:07 | Investing | 0 Comment
by Numan

Fortune magazine published yesterday that “The celebrated investor wagers a tidy sum that even carefully chosen hedge funds won’t return more than the market over time” It looks like an old fashioned show-down. Will the market outperform even a carefully selected collection of hedge funds? Warren Buffet and Protégé Partners LLC, a ...

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How to Break the Vicious Circle of Negative Cash Flow and Growing Debt

Monday, 28 April 2008, 14:03 | Budgeting, Managing Debt, Money Saving Tips | 0 Comment
by Numan

Understanding the vicious circle is the first step out of it Chronic overdraft and debt is a widely spread illness. Chances are many of the household who suffer from it are caught in a vicious circle of negative cash flow and debt. Even more likely is the fact that they are unaware of their situation […]

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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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Portfolio Seems to Shrink Away? Ask Yourself These Questions Before Acting Hastily

Sunday, 27 January 2008, 6:45 | Investing | 0 Comment
by Numan

When stock markets shed percents we’re used to see only in volume discounts investors tend to panic. This phenomenon is as undesirable as it is understandable. A very basic principle of investing is too hold for the long term. However, holding on for the long term is difficult enough with out having to watch your […]

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5 Spontaneous observations on what’s going on

Tuesday, 22 January 2008, 6:05 | Economics, Investing | 0 Comment
by Numan

I’m an optimist. I believe stock market crashes, certainly scaled, healthy ones as the one we are experiencing are good for us. If we’re investing by the book we should be fine and accept what happens in the markets these days as normal and probable. I’ve written before on my worries about the current stock […]

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