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From concerns over unprecedented levels of government debt to making money from your old books @ The RoundUp

Friday, 20 November 2009, 5:43 | Economics | 0 Comment
by Numan

As I’ve posted last week I’ve sold the vast majority of my 6 month dollar cost averaging portfolio. The economic environment is too shaky for my taste. I’m willing to risk losing potential return since the risk I consider is a quick drop back to March 2009 levels. Assuming jobs won’t improve any time soon […]

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Dollar Cost Averaging – Practical Lessons From Recent Experience

Saturday, 15 August 2009, 5:14 | Investing | 0 Comment
by Numan

My recent experience with Dollar Cost Averaging and the lessons I learned Several posts ago I discussed my considerations on Dollar Cost Averaging and why I had selected it as my long term investment strategy. I’ve been at it for 4 months and have shown the necessary self restraint, avoiding any impulse buying and selling […]

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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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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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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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Another Look at Establishing Your Investment Goals

Monday, 18 August 2008, 4:52 | Investing | 0 Comment
by Numan

Establishing your investment goals in terms of risk, return, volatility, liquidity needs and investment term is crucial for succeeding in your investments and meeting your goals. Before investing your money it is wise to determine the goals of your investment. We are usually quite good at setting the primary goal of investment – Better ...

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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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