Thursday, 25 August 2016

Many investors are uneasy ...

But there are two rules, apparently. 'What?! What's this about, boss?' Ha! It's the Thursday morning PR email, Voice. The first of two, actually. 'Oh, you're spoiling us.' Yeah. Anyway, it's the Bubbles deVere Group guy again, Nigel Green. 'Uh, not him again!' He's all right. This is what he says about uneasy investors -

Many investors are currently uneasy, but there is abundant opportunity for investors to build wealth if they live by two key rules: continue to drip-feed new money into the markets and properly diversify portfolios.

Two rules! Brilliant! Nice and simple. You can't go wrong. 'Yeah, let's hear what he says.'

This message from Nigel Green, founder and chief executive of the Bubbles deVere Group, which has more than $10bn under advice, comes as investors hang off every utterance made by the Federal Reserve committee as interest rates are expected to soon rise, amid ongoing concerns over the impact of Brexit, and against a backdrop of overheated equities, unstable oil prices, the forthcoming U.S. presidential election, unusual central bank policies in many developed countries, the economic slowdown in China, and international security threats, amongst other factors.

Brexit again! We're all doomed!

Mr Green says: "Many return-hungry investors are having a bad time of it at the moment. They will tell you that decent returns are hard to come by. Global growth isn’t what it was. And that storm clouds are brewing on the horizon due to potentially seismic geopolitical factors that will impact markets. They are viewing this period of relatively low market volatility as 'the calm before the storm'."

Brexit again! We're all doomed!

"This downbeat sentiment is fuelled by analysts, economists, politicians and media commentators who are all contradicting each other."

He's not talking about me, I'm sure. 'Is there any more of this, boss?' Just a bit.

"But it is just that - sentiment. All too often the fundamentals are being overlooked." He continues (Go on, Nigel, son!!!): "There are two key rules by which investors should live in order to accumulate wealth. First, they must continue to drip-feed new money into the markets at a steady and pre-established pace. They shouldn't withdraw from investing. History shows that over the longer-term stocks go up. As such, if investors are serious about growing wealth over the next ten years they must carry on putting new money to work. Just sitting back and waiting to see what happens is not an option if you want to achieve this aim. By contributing extra money to portfolios now, rather than putting it off, investors are able to capitalize on the potential gains of the longer-term stock market projections sooner rather than later. Putting off investing means the exact opposite, of course. Also, not all stocks are currently overvalued. Due to Brexit for example, there are lots of high quality equities at very attractive prices. If investors proceed with caution and are extremely selective, there's plenty of buying opportunities to be found in order to build wealth." He goes on to say (Christ! There's even more!): "Second is to ensure that portfolios are properly diversified. All too often investors think their portfolios are adequately diversified when they're not. No one asset class, sector or region wins all the time, therefore in order to mitigate risk and benefit from opportunities, investors need to spread their funds around. Markets work in cycles and when one asset class, sector or region is up, others are going down. The aim is to minimize exposure to one class, so that if that class is not performing well, the others are holding up the portfolio and keeping your investment objectives on track."

Okay. It's over. Good! / Well, that was -

Mr Green concludes: "Despite the general sense of -"

No, no, no, that's enough! Thank you, Nigel. Jesus H. Christ! 'He goes on a bit, doesn't he, boss?' Ha! Tell me about it!


You know what? 'What?' I think I'll do the other PR email now, here - yeah? There's no point in doing two posts. 'All right.'

Yeah, it's just this Hustle book, written by Jonas Koffler, Patrick Vlaskovits, and Neil Patel. 'Three guys. I see.' The power to change your life with money, meaning and momentum. 'Great!' Yeah, they want to send me a preview copy, but there's no need for that. I hardly read any more. In my youth? Forget about it! I read hundreds of books. I ain't got the time now. Besides, I know EVERYTHING. 'Ha, boss!' Exactly, Voice.

Too often we feel like underdogs fighting a system that stacks the odds against us. We work hard, follow the rules, and dream of a better life. But these days, working harder doesn't always lead to fulfilment. So how do you break free from the drudgery and achieve more success on your own terms? You hustle. Hustle is the definitive guide on how to literally change your life. If you are one of those people who lies awake at night knowing you have a great new idea, but lack the courage, confidence or the nuts and bolts 'know-how' to make that break and escape the security of the 9-5, this riveting new book is the key to outsmarting the system. 

Ha! I've never lacked courage or confidence in my whole goddamn life. Get the fuck outta here! Seriously. / Ah, that's enough, reader(s). Have a nice weekend.