Learning to say “no” is one of the most useful skills you can develop to enjoy a healthier and wealthier life.
But, clamping down on emotions and getting past the pressures of everyday life is challenging.
You can't control the markets, but you can control how much you’re willing to pay to invest.
As an investor, every dollar you pay for management fees or trading commissions is a dollar less of potential return.
And costs for overseas and international investors like you are often many times higher than back home.
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If you’ve ever suffered a major financial loss, you know the last thing you want to hear is, “it’s only money.”
Because it’s not just money...
The emotional and physical effects of a major financial loss are similar to the grief you feel over the loss of a loved one, according to Aaron Bruhn, a lecturer at Australian National University.
Continuing your investment in knowledge, the second part of The Value of Advice video series explores how to invest to achieve your financial goals.
Part of the answer lies in choosing the right asset allocation.
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I couldn’t sleep a wink last night because I was so excited.
You see, our office wall has a quote from Nelson Mandela.
It reads: "education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
And today, we unveil the 1st of over 60 videos designed to help investors like you learn.
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Some investments in your portfolio perform really well.
They probably garner your best results and have great profit margins.
But they could be sitting there wasting away, even though they’ve already proven their worth, if your other investments are underperforming.
But all hope is not lost!
[Estimated reading time: 3 minutes - Read while rehydrating with an ice cold glass of water]In bear and bull markets, over longer time periods, index funds always perform better than their active alternatives.
This is because:
1. Index funds have lower expense ratios, and
2. They are passively managed, which removes the risk of human error.
Why then do we hear so many conflicting arguments from active fund managers, pundits and the financial press?
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International executive in the UAE with money invested?
I know you want to grow your money … so you have complete peace of mind.
And in this article, I’ll show you how.
Just keep in mind almost all the people I look after professionally are high net worth …
So, I may know what I’m talking about ;-)