Nine keys to successful investing

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Key points in this edition of Oliver’s Insights:

> Investing during times of uncertainty can be nerve wracking, but even in good times it can be problematic. For this reason, it’s useful for investors to keep a key set of things – call them rules – in mind.
> The key rules according to AMP Economist, Shane Oliver, are to: make the most of the power of compound interest; be aware that there is always a cycle; invest for the long term; diversify; turn down the noise; buy low and sell high; beware of the crowd at extremes; focus on investments offering a sustainable cash flow; and seek advice.

 

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2 Responses to Nine keys to successful investing

  1. Graham Hand August 10, 2018 at 9:54 AM #

    Hi, Sorry, we are not licensed to give such specific personal advice. You will need to talk to a licensed financial planner. In any case, nobody knows the answer to your question about when the market will “cool”.

  2. (Name withheld) August 10, 2018 at 9:51 AM #

    I have some exposure in ETFs ( VGS, VAS,VAE,VHY ), I’m looking at VGE, STW or IVV for my next purchase

    What would be your general advice on these?

    Also, is now the time to get in or do you think i should wait till the market cools?

    BEAR and BBOZ have been suggested to me as a play for when the market cools – do you have an opinion on this?

    I have a small exposure to ALI, BHP and RMD – which would you keep and which would you sell?

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