It’s human nature to want to make the most of previous investments, even when they lack positive value in the present. Known as the sunk cost fallacy, it is prevalent in everything from wars to investment choices. How do we break free of the tendency to sink more money into a lost cause and channel it into something worthwhile instead?
Banking has never been as complex as it is today, but the fundamentals remain the same: hedging against risk while seeking gain through investment. Employed effectively, artificial intelligence is a powerful, adaptive partner that advises investment professionals on the most strategic routes to profitability and competitive advantage.
Infrastructure is the skeleton that holds an economy together, but in many regions of the world, it has much room for improvement. Investors seeking growth sectors should consider infrastructure investment, which not only improves infrastructure but also stimulates economic recovery and is increasingly gaining government financial support.
Innovation helps businesses function better and investors invest more profitability, but only if they monopolise on the most lucrative technologies and pioneering firms. With so many choices, where to begin in uncovering the opportunities with long-term growth and profitability so that the investor reaps rewards and not disappointments?
Investors are bombarded with stories regarding how investment opportunities will pan out, but not all are good; some are bad, and a few are fairy tales. How is an investor to recognize the good ones? Much depends on the quality of the source, often the investment manager—who needs to be a professional storyteller of stories worth telling. But how to achieve this ideal in a less than ideal world?
The investment-management industry is undergoing arguably its most disruptive period ever. Thanks to a new wave of disruptive technologies, the very concept of investing is being transformed from a practice that was relationship-driven
Alternative is a broad term, taking in whatever is different from the conventional. In investments, that means anything that isn’t stocks, bonds or cash. It’s a large playing field that is attracting an increasing number of investors, including some of the wealthiest in the world. Returns can be high, but so can risks; what are some of these diverse investment opportunities and of what should the shrewd investor be cautious?
The wealth-management industry is in the midst of some seismic changes at present. The traditional channels through which money has been managed and advice dispensed are now being decisively disrupted. And as a result, those who are being affected the most—from multi-billion-dollar hedge funds to retail investors managing their own portfolios—are now operating in an almost entirely new landscape.
Following on from our recent piece, “Five Industries in Which to Invest in 2019”, we now turn our attention to some of the most promising individual stocks within those industries. Looking forward to 2019, each one of the five sectors certainly appears to have some winners.
Despite the record-breaking highs achieved by US stock markets, 2018 is ending with virtually all those gains wiped out. And it’s not just the United States that has suffered. Germany’s DAX, the United Kingdom’s FTSE 100 and Japan’s Nikkei 225 are all ending the year firmly in the red.