You want to invest in a company that’s doing well, but must also be mindful of their stock price so that they fit your budget. If they’re too expensive, then no matter how lucrative they are, you can’t tag along because you can’t afford to. Validea has a rating system they’ve based on Warren Buffet’s legendary approach. Aside from debt and predictable earnings, other criteria include returns (initial, capital, equity, and expected), cash flow, resale value, and use of earnings. Companies that score 80% indicate good organisational strategy, while 90% or above is a solid buy. Let’s look at some companies that tick all the right boxes.
Investing internationally is often seen as a great way to achieve these goals.
Diversification benefits occur when a portfolio is made up of low correlated assets across various markets and sectors. This is quite hard to achieve if you are only invested in one market, especially if it is concentrated by only a handful sectors. In addition, by exposing your portfolio to a variety of sectors, your potential return may be greater if you are able choose the right investments rather than having your funds allocated to an underperforming one.