The Unpredictability of Investing

It’s easy to judge an investment in hindsight. What’s hard to do is to predict what will happen with an investment when you purchase it. If it’s stock, who knows how the company will perform over the long run? Will it’s products or services remain relevant? Will ownership continue to innovate? If you have invested in property (i.e. land or a building), will the improvements you make upon it work out? If you plan on renting it out, the rental market in the area remain strong or end up weak? These are unpredictable things that create risk with every investment. Continue reading The Unpredictability of Investing

Don’t Let the Markets Destroy Your Nest Egg

As you’ve probably noticed, the markets have been unpredictable the past few weeks. A day or two of upward trends are quickly reversed by a day or two of downward movement. While there are various reasons from such volatility, one thing is for sure–this unpredictability can make it difficult to make decisions regarding your investments and your future. While there is nothing you can do to prevent downward market movements, you can–as I have stated on this blog many, many times before–take steps to minimize your risk and somewhat insulate yourself from incurring large amounts of damage. How do you Continue reading Don’t Let the Markets Destroy Your Nest Egg