Since selling down some of my portfolio in June 2018 to reduce debt, I purchased some additional shares in Apple and Facebook. As you may recall, markets had taken a hit in the last quarter of 2018, so I managed to pick these up at discount prices.
ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) investing refers to a class of investing that is also known as “sustainable investing.” This is an umbrella term for investments that seek positive returns and long-term impact on society, environment and the performance of the business. There are several different categories of sustainable investing.
By Catherine Clifford, on CNBC Make It, 05.12.2018
Legendary investor and billionaire Warren Buffett has a tip for young people: Focus on learning how to write and speak clearly.
"The one easy way to become worth 50 percent more than you are now — at least — is to hone your communication skills — both written and verbal," says Buffett in a video posted on LinkedIn on Monday.
By Ali Montag, on CNBC Make It, 13.11.2018
Amid headlines of turmoil in the stock market, heightened global trade tensions and political tumult, it may seem like the safest place to store your money is in a savings account.
But actually, just holding your money in cash is a bad idea, according to billionaire hedge fund magnate Ray Dalio.
By Emma Newburger, on CNBC Make It, 15.11.2018
Jocko Willink knows a thing or two about discipline. The former Navy Seal commander served in one of the most highly decorated special operations units of the Iraq war and his service would earn him both the Silver and Bronze Star. He'd later found the leadership consultancy Echelon Front and write a number of best-selling books.
Warren Buffet is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is number three on the Forbes Billionaires list, with a net worth of $64.9 Billion. Below are 35 of his quotes on success. May his quotes help you to make wiser decisions in your finances and your life so that you can become financially free and live life on your terms.
By Jack Cao, Platinum Asset Management
Reading the financial press these days, one cannot help but face a barrage of negative headlines on the impending doom facing China as the country undergoes an economic transition from a fixed asset investment-led economy to a consumer-led economy. What these doomsayers fail to mention is that there is a vibrant services sector that is playing an increasingly prominent role in driving the next leg of growth in China.
I recently was privileged to hear Patrick Schwerdtfeger speak. He is a business futurist specialising in technology trends and has written a book called Anarchy, inc. Technology is fundamentally changing the way we live, and it is important to embrace this. I would encourage you to read this book. Here are some snippets from it:
By Liam Dann
New Zealand Herald 17 May 2018
Don't write off the bull run just yet.
When Wall Street fell into correction territory in February it looked like the golden run might be over for stock markets around the world.
But after a volatile couple of months, the local share market at least finally roared back into record territory last week.
By David Knox | Mercer | 18 April 2018
While this article is targeted at financial advisers, it is food for thought about your own longevity and the need to consider funds lasting longer than previously thought. While it is based on Australian statistics they will be similar to New Zealand ones:
As the baby boomers approach or enjoy retirement, a fundamental question they all face is: "how long does my money have to last?" Or, to put it somewhat more bluntly, "when am I going to die?"
By Shlomo Benartzi
In The Wall Street Journal June 10, 2018
People often don’t know their true preferences. Trying them out could save you a lot of money.
On my last work trip, I learned a valuable lesson about myself while melting chocolate in a saucepan. What I learned changed my dining habits—as well as the way I think about my finances.