Anchoring is one. We’re often told to go with the first thing that pops into our minds, whether it’s the answer to a multiple choice test question or a trivial decision about which dessert to pick. It implies your first thought is pure instinct, a ‘blink’ decision (popularised by Malcom Gladwell), derived from subconscious data. Second-guessing yourself supposedly dilutes the magic.
Business transformation is the sixth of our seven major catalysts for price movement in the stock market. It occurs when a company transitions from an old, weakening model to a new model better suited to the present time. The process often results from changes in technology, but can also involve adapting to more recent customer trends.
An ETF is an open-ended investment fund that is traded on the ASX – just like any share. ETFs aim to closely track the performance of a given index or asset class, so ETF investors can gain exposure to a range of investment strategies, geographic regions and asset classes, often at lower costs than a traditional fund manager. ETFs and can be bought as simply as buying a share on the ASX during the trading day. ETFs are also eligible to be bought inside Self-Managed Super Funds.
In this article, we will look at a number of psychological traps behind some of the emotions that affect people’s investment decisions. Whether you like to admit it or not, these decisions can have an impact on the growth and performance of your investment portfolio.
That said, the bulk of US revenues come from non-American markets. They’re multinationals, so up to 43% of their profits are earned in foreign lands, according to stats in 2016. Also, a good number of companies listed in
US exchanges are global. This means both in the literal and metaphorical sense, adding US shares to your portfolio offers instant diversification benefits. In these discussions, US investment is often pitted against China.
“Cyclical stocks are moving out of favour.”
While it’s all well and good to set lofty goals, it’s the (seemingly) small and positive habits that we adhere to on a daily basis that will give us the best chance of success in the long run.
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