We have all heard stories about “that guy” who made a fortune in the stock market. He’s the same guy who never loses in Vegas and always seems to find the best deals on Black Friday. But we don’t always hear about the bad outcomes in investing, from chasing high returns to taking on too much risk. Same goes for Black Friday – do you ever hear about a friend who waited in line for hours only to be disappointed by the value of the deals?
This blog by Invisor CEO Pramod Udiaver was originally published on Huffington Post Canada.
Vacation travel is always fun, isn’t it? The days that lead up to the trip are probably the best part as you get together with your friends, family, or whoever is joining you, to plan the trip. Even if you are travelling alone, researching your destination and planning the trip builds up excitement.
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small, manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” - Mark Twain
Following last quarter’s fear induced drop in global equities, markets rebounded significantly in October. The S&P 500 alone had its strongest month in four years. The uptick was largely on the back of global central banks continuing their quantitative easing (QE) programs and investors’ renewed confidence in solid economic fundamental data. But, while the performance was very positive, these gains merely recaptured the losses incurred in August and September. Still, we are starting to see equity markets shed some of the fear that has accompanied us these past few years.