Recently, Andrew Hallam, author of The Millionaire Teacher and The Global Expatriate's Guide to Investing, visited our Dubai office to talk about the irrational behaviour of the average investor.
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Who'd be a forecaster? Politics…markets…sport… pundits frequently remind us that opinions which are freely given are usually worth exactly what they cost: zippo.
Apple is one the world’s leading companies at generating hype; but could the world’s greatest sales machine be about to move the price of gold?
With banks offering consistently low or zero interest rates on savings accounts and even a modest rise in the cost of living, many investors approaching (or in) retirement may have real concerns that their pension income alone will simply not be enough to sustain the rest of their years, especially if interest rates stay low for much longer.
Over the last few months of turbulence and economic shocks in the market, gold has once again been showing why it has unique properties as a safe haven.
Phrases such as ‘lack of options; difficult growth; hard to find value’ are the consensus; few can see anything apart from stocks that may offer growth. So, 'stick with equities' is the only real opportunity being talked about.
2014 has been a tricky year for investors.
Financial recovery continues to be Central Bank-led, whilst economic fundamentals lag behind, but slowly begin to improve.
It is not what you think. This is not a rally of a thousand people on strike, dressed as Santa Claus, demanding for fair wages or Christmas presents wrapped in fancy paper. This is a phenomenon that happens every year when investors expect the stock market to make its last hurrah.