Author Archive | Marcus Padley

anchoring

Anchoring holds back your investing

Anchoring refers to a common human tendency to make judgements based on the first piece of information received. In relation to investing, it makes us focus on irrelevant factors when making decisions to buy or sell equities.

alpha beta

The biggest rort of all

Market performance and outperformance can come from many sources, but the main thing to watch for is that you’re not paying high ‘alpha’ fees simply to achieve market ‘beta’ returns.

stop-loss

Making the most of tax loss selling

As we approach the end of the financial year, don’t put off selling the chronic under-performers that are weighing you and your investment portfolio down. Especially if you need an offset to some taxable capital gains.

The Ten Commandments of Transformation

If you don’t want to settle for a managed fund’s performance letter once a year or have a mistrust for the long term, then these Ten Commandments are a less conventional approach.