Articles in Today
This is a series of articles we have been writing for the TODAY newspaper to teach Singaporean investors the simple truths about investing. Here are those we have published so far.
- Be wary of investment tips from the rich and famous (7 April 2019) – Why blindly following how the rich and famous invest can be disastrous for your finances.
- Is studying hard the key to investment success? (18 October 2018) – We show that unlike most other areas of life, success in investment doesn’t come from working hard.
- Do smart people invest better? (7 April 2018) – We show how being smart does not necessarily translate to investment success.
- The Annual Investment Guessing Game (6 January 2018) – We show the futility of following predictions and forecasts for your investments and why it is best to stick to what you can control – a proper investment game plan based on evidence.
- “Which is a Better Long Term Investment: Property or Stocks?” (11 November 2017) – We discuss how investing long term in property compares to stocks.
- “Know yourself, not your investments” (7 October 2017) – We share the importance of self-awareness and preparation when it comes to investing.
- “Staying anchored in an uncertain market” (2 September 2017) – We discuss strategies you could use to stay calm and controlled in times of market distress, and to remind yourself of the reasons you’re investing.
- “Why our instincts make us poor investors” (5 August 2017) – We discuss how the instincts that have helped humanity survive through millennia are the very same instincts that can be devastating in the investing world.
- “Markets at highs: Panic or stay calm?” (17 July 2017) – We talk about why market highs are no reason to expect a fall.
- “Choose a simple, diversified portfolio for long-term investment success” (19 June 2017) – We explain how holding a simple, diversified portfolio can actually beat most other investment strategies.
- “Spreading risk through diversification” (6 May 2017) – We discuss the benefits of holding a diversified investment portfolio.
- “Follies of Forecasting” (15 April 2017) – We warn investors against succumbing to the temptations of trying to predict the future, and explain how sticking to a disciplined, systematic investment plan will give you a much higher probability of making money in the long run.
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