Posts In Investments
Volatility appears to be the watchword for the markets in 2019 – at least for the foreseeable future. 2018 was not a great year for stocks. Many global markets ended the year in bear markets, characterised by a decline of 20% or more from their peaks. So what will 2019 bring? Lynda Calver explains why investors shouldn't panic.
Ronald Reagan was spot on when he said that ‘Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.’ Jordan Donald discusses how you can combat this deadly foe in his latest blog.
A trade war is raging between China and the US and the markets don’t like it. But what does this all mean for investors? Carl Turner provides insights on the current economic landscape in his latest blog.
Investing is not an exact science – if it were, we’d all be millionaires - but there are some key mistakes that you should avoid in order to give your investments the best possible chance of delivering for you. In Jordan Donald's debut blog, he discusses the top three mistakes most investors make along with tips on what you should be doing instead.
If this is the question that you are asking, perhaps it is time to change your approach to investment strategy and think in terms of the process rather than focusing on product. What does that mean? Adon Beddoes explains in his latest blog.
Your car probably gets a regular annual service to ensure that it is in tip top condition. Yet how often do you give your investments the once over to ensure they are financially fit? In his latest blog, Stephen Bottomley explains how to carry out an investment MOT of your portfolios.
Jamie Bubb-Sacklyn recently made his Malaysian radio debut on BFM’s Ringgit and Sense programme, talking to Tan Chung Han about the importance of diversifying an investment portfolio. Check out his latest blog for the full breakdown.
When it comes to investing, too many expats get caught up in get-rich-quick strategies that can work spectacularly but more often end in failure. Yet time and again we overlook the simplest, most reliable concept that should be at the very heart of a wealth-building programme. Simon Davies explains in his debut blog.
As World Cup madness reaches a crescendo with a couple of nail-biting days to go until the final, Alex de Wit got to thinking about how investing is a bit like a game of football. Check out his debut blog to find out why.
Jamie Bubb-Sacklyn shares his six top tips for twenty-somethings who want to get ahead of the game and spend their golden years living it up in style!
Risk is an unavoidable consequence of investing and a financial adviser who promises otherwise is lying. Infinity's Duncan Taylor explains how a good financial adviser will work out the level of risk that is suitable for you and your financial circumstances.
Behind every team of footballers competing in the FIFA World Cup is an army of professionals to help them reach the top of their game. But coaches aren't just for the professional athletes any more. Lynda Calver explains why you should consider having a financial ‘coach’ in your corner.
Offshore financial planning for expats: the five questions you should ask before committing to any investment
Are you thinking of investing offshore? Jamie Bubb-Sacklyn outlines the five essential questions that all expats should ask before committing to any investment.
Have you been thinking about adding property to your investment portfolio? Or perhaps you already own investment property and would like to learn how to maximise your returns. Don't miss Infinity's exclusive lunch next Thursday 31 May in partnership with IP Global and the British Business Group Vietnam.
How you approach investment should change depending on your age. Lynda Calver examines the most common financial concerns for women of every age group and how to address them.
Despite the fact that we're in the 21st century and gender equality has come a long way, there is still a depressing chasm between women and men in many areas of life, particularly in the field of finance. Lynda Calver talks about why this is the case - and why it shouldn't be!
We are delighted to announce that Infinity’s Hong Kong office has won the award for Excellence in Investment Planning at the IA Best Practice Adviser Awards 2017. This is fantastic recognition of Infinity’s innovative and forward thinking approach in the world of financial planning.
There are mumblings in some financial circles that a stock market crash is imminent. Have the markets been too good to us? Perhaps now is the moment to stop and think about how your portfolio would ride the storm of a crash. Paul Dodd investigates.
Carl Turner chooses his favourite tips from Warren Buffett, widely considered to be the world's greatest investor.
Poorly performed funds can drag your entire portfolio down. Carl Turner introduces, 'Spot the Dog' the guide that names and shames the worst offenders.
There are key pieces of timeless wisdom which apply to all investors whether you have thousands or millions to invest, and I come back to these time and time again. Here are some pearls of wisdom of some of the most successful investors ever!
Carl Turner looks at some sage advice from investment gurus that you can apply to your own savings and investments.
If you put a tuk tuk driver in a Formula One car he is unlikely to get on the podium. It's the same with investments, if they are not performing there could be a problem with with the management. Does your portfolio have the right driver?
Are negative interest rates and a deflationary environment the future and what does it mean for your savings? Infinity's Trevor Keidan explains.
The Brexit vote affects many more people than just the British. Carl Turner takes a look at how the result of the UK's referendum has ramifications for the EU and far beyond.
The shock UK Brexit vote has created volatility and uncertainty in world markets and many people are considering whether they should liquidate their investments. Infinity's Carl Turner warns against precipitate action.
Infinity's Adam Kemp examine four factors of successful investing during volatile market conditions.
Adam Kemp explains why Infinity's partnership with investment manager Tilney Bestinvest delivers the desired results for his clients.
In his debut blog post, Infinity's Adam Kemp takes a look at diversification and how it can help you reduce investment risk.
When markets yo-yo investors get nervous. Infinity's Carl Turner explains why you should resist the urge to look at the short term.
Are you concerned about your investment portfolio? Get a second opinion from Infinity's Carl Turner
Is it something in the Hong Kong air making financial advisers disappear? Infinity's Lynda Calver investigates.
When the markets are in a state of high volatility it helps to know exactly what’s in your portfolio. Infinity’s Andrew Toop explains how his personal RAISE financial health check can identify where you are exposed to excessive risk, help re-balance your portfolio to protect your capital and identify a clear strategy to move forward.
Frightening headlines and plummeting markets are enough to make any investor nervous but is selling the right thing to do?
Infinity's Joe Regan examines the volatility that is currently gripping world markets and has some advice of how to come through it in good shape.
Is it time to get off the market rollercoaster? Infinity's Sam Barrie takes a look at volatile world markets and answers the question as to whether it is best to stay in or get out.
Infinity's Paul Dodd explains why a well-diversified portfolio is absolutely key to successful investment.
During times of market volatility and falling prices we all get jumpy but as Infinity's Lynda Calver explains the wise investor stays calm and waits for recovery.
The Rand is bumping along at close to its lowest ever value against the dollar with no prospect of a turnaround in sight. Infinity's Carl Turner examines what this means for South African expatriate investors.
Infinity's Carl Turner explains why he is pleased his clients had award winning active asset management in place when the world's stock markets plummeted on 'Black Monday'
Lynda Calver examines investor's eternal dilemma of how to balance risk and returns.
Gold is worth 40% less than its 2011 high, severely denting the wealth of those who invested heavily and still retain significant holdings in the precious metal. Infinity's Cart Turner takes a look at why gold is shining less brightly.
Lynda Calver takes a look at the issue of investors being left high and dry after being abandoned by their financial adviser.
Lynda Calver looks at the human tragedy of the Greek financial crisis and explains how to protect your own savings and investments from the effects of contagion.
Trevor Keidan provides some pointers on how to approach saving and investing.
Trevor Keidan explains why Bestinvest is the perfect solution for expatriates looking to save and invest with confidence.
Ben Bennett highlights the unethical practice of double-dipping clients for charges which is endemic in the offshore financial industry.
When it comes to investments if it looks too good to be true then it probably is! Paul Dodd explains.
Carl Turner warns of the importance regularly checking on the performance of the individual funds in your portfolio. As the latest edition of 'Spot the Dog' (published by our partner Tilney Bestinvest) demonstrates, there are plenty of 'dog funds' out there.
In the last of his current series of posts on investing and the markets Carl Turner explains why discipline and staying power is the route to success.
Carl Turner takes a detailed look at dollar cost averaging and compares it over a 20 year period with the results of other investment strategies.
Carl Turner explains why investing for the long term is better than chasing short term returns.
Carl Turner looks at the consequences of a 'dog' fund staying in your portfolio and explains why you should regularly review the performance of your investments.
Letting your emotions take over is inadvisable when it comes to your investments. Infinity's Carl Turner looks at how listening to all those inner voices can cause investors to make poor decisions in addition to losing sleep at night.
Paul Dodd takes a look at ethical investments and finds that far from being an issue of black and white there are fifty shades of grey.
Carl Turner takes a look the principle of diversification and why it is a crucial factor when considering investments.