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For the Novice Investor: How to handle a market crash

September 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

A few weeks ago China, with the second buggest economy in the world, came down with a serious bout of flu which sent trading floors across the world into a tailspin. Despite conventional wisdom consistently telling us that markets will rise and fall, you’d think experience would have taught us how to behave when markets go haywire, but the rate at which people tossed shares out of their portfolios tells you otherwise. Anytime stock markets go through a period of intense volatility you really [...]

Investing, Fast and Slow

July 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

There’s a little panic that sets in, and takes a while to leave when you first start investing and you’re also on the wrong side of 25 (Or 30). SO many things have your attention: should you buy a car, how about a house? What do you save up for first? Where do you even begin investing? What if the markets crash? Do you have enough money saved in your emergency fund? All these questions can leave you overwhelmed by the process of organising your finances which can either drive you to [...]