Share price drops due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine-how to respond

The easiest thing to do now, when thinking about my share portfolios, is to panic. But there is no point in taking this course. It is almost certain that the fall in share prices which we see at the moment, on account of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, will only be seen as a correction… Continue reading Share price drops due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine-how to respond

Picking shares-being right with only 1 in 4 can still see a healthy return

You do not need to pick winning shares all the time. In fact, you may only pick one winner out of four shares, and you may still see a positive return on your investing. The reason for this is simple. The losses on your losing shares are limited to the amount you have invested. For… Continue reading Picking shares-being right with only 1 in 4 can still see a healthy return

Nonsense business reporting should be ignored if you want to invest in shares

I have just listened to some completely irrelevant information on the RTE Business news. The guy that was on the Rising Time radio programme on RTE Radio 1 was going on about how the stock market had yesterday recovered some of the decline of the previous day. Two days ago, he had reported, stock markets… Continue reading Nonsense business reporting should be ignored if you want to invest in shares

Share prices fall as well as rise-what you really need to know about stock market falls

When you look at the stock market over a period of time you will notice the following: You can expect share prices to fall by 10% every two years. You can describe this as a correction. You can expect share prices to fall by 25% every six years. This is known as a bear market.… Continue reading Share prices fall as well as rise-what you really need to know about stock market falls

The most important personal characteristic for investing in shares

You don’t make money in shares when you buy them. You don’t make money when you sell them. The money is made in the time in between these two events. The waiting. That is when you ensure a good return from investing in shares. The company in which you have invested is doing what it… Continue reading The most important personal characteristic for investing in shares

The first rule of investing

The first rule of investing is not to lose your money. The second rule of investing is to never forget the first rule. Smart, successful investors and business builders focus in the first instance on one question: “how can I lose my money here?” These investors and entrepreneurs are not focused on the upside potential… Continue reading The first rule of investing

What’s a company’s moat and why is it important when assessing your potential investment?

This is a concept you will encounter when you are researching companies and what shares you should invest in. A company’s moat is the competitive advantage it enjoys over competitors. It indicates how robust that company will be in maintaining long term advantage over competitors. This advantage may be a protection of market share, profits,… Continue reading What’s a company’s moat and why is it important when assessing your potential investment?