There was a time when retirement to a hot climate for the average expatriate pensioner meant either Florida or Spain. But because of the vast number of baby boomers that have started retiring with a vengeance, other destinations are competing for this multibillion market. For Europeans, especially the British, Spain has led the market for … Continue reading Spanish villas are no longer the retirement dream as UAE enters the fray
To make money, you have to take a few risks. That’s the view of Mark Hutton, a British businessman living in Dubai. Accepting a little risk is particularly important in today’s low inflation world, where simply leaving money in cash merely guarantees you a near-zero return. But you have to keep your nerve, especially as … Continue reading UAE investors ponder the spectre of deflation
The central issue in behavioral finance is explaining why market participants make systematic errors contrary to the assumption of rational market participants. Such errors affect prices and returns, creating market inefficiencies. It also investigates how other participants take advantage (arbitrage) of such market inefficiencies. Some of the following traits, knows as heuristics follow. Psychology concepts … Continue reading Key Considerations of Behavioral Finance
In the last week we have seen oil prices drop to a 5 year low with double digit falls in less than a week. This has disturbed many countries that are dependent on oil revenue such as Russia, Nigeria and Norway. The markets can be affected by numerous factors and a sometimes we simply do … Continue reading Dealing with market volatility
What do active investors do? Active investors believe that markets are “inefficient”. They believe that at any point in time, there are always some securities that are mis-priced, enabling them to buy or sell making a profit. Professional active investors devote unbelievable amounts of time and resource towards trying to find that extra edge. They … Continue reading Active or passive what’s for you
In a world with separation between wealthy and poor, global financial crisis, and ever changing financial landscapes it is no surprise that many investors remain cautious. There are many more factors to take in account, we are living longer, spending more and the emerging nations are developing fast. So do you save your money in … Continue reading Invest or Save what’s the difference?