Rising Tensions, What Does It Mean for Investors?

Unfortunately, our forecast over the past couple of years for increased geopolitical tensions is coming true. We have stated a number of times that when ruling governments are in dire financial shape, the politicians realize that they have no solution to solve the financial problems, so they often look for diversions to take the focus away from them.
Certainly Russian President Putin has been a master of these diversions, first invading Ukraine & now with his move in Syria. We are also very suspicious of why Turkey shot down a lone Russian jet. Seriously, there is no way they would have thought that if Russia wanted to attack them, Russia would only send one jet.
Turkey is in horrible shape financially, so we have to wonder if they want to use this incident to unite the people against Russia & divert their attention away from their domestic problems. As more & more countries fall deeper in debt, watch for more of these provocations against other foreign countries.
These polit…

What Is an Investment?

One of the reasons many people fail, even very woefully, in the game of investing is that they play it without understanding the rules that regulate it. It is an obvious truth that you cannot win a game if you violate its rules. However, you must know the rules before you will be able to avoid violating them. Another reason people fail in investing is that they play the game without understanding what it is all about. This is why it is important to unmask the meaning of the term, 'investment'. What is an investment? An investment is an income-generating valuable. It is very important that you take note of every word in the definition because they are important in understanding the real meaning of investment.
From the definition above, there are two key features of an investment. Every possession, belonging or property (of yours) must satisfy both conditions before it can qualify to become (or be called) an investment. Otherwise, it will be something other than an investment. Th…

An Automated Investment Advisor Helps Maintain Investment Goals

The advent of the automated investment advisor has made establishing a long-term financial plan easier and more accessible to a growing number of investors who want to have the ability of setting a program and staying on track. These systems can offer the user tools and advice that can let both the experienced investor and the novice maximize the opportunities that exist both in the short term and for future goals.
Providing professional guidance, sophisticated trading tools, and projections, these computerized systems-often known as "robo-advisors"- can be fully programmable to conduct trades or changes in the portfolio. Some variations allow for the user to "self-execute" trades or to have a human advisor guide the transactions.
How These Systems Function
One question that potential customers ask is: How does an automated investment advisor work? To begin with, these programs utilize mathematical algorithms to help establish a portfolio tailored to meet certain leve…

Selecting an Asset Management and Fund Management Training Program

Asset management courses are offered throughout the world by top training institutions.

Dynamically changing financial landscape and the plethora of new regulations in the sector requires staying constantly up-to-date with the changes. Whether you are new to asset or fund management or are an experienced wealth or fund manager, you can always bring your skills up to speed with a relevant training course.

From exploring the specifics of each asset class, their performance characteristics and correlation with other asset classes, to portfolio building and investment performance measurement strategies, to exploring the latest regulatory changes in the sector, it's important that you choose a good quality training course. From traditional asset classes like equities and bonds to alternative ones like private equity and hedge funds, investment professionals can explore their characteristics and learn how to effectively implement them in a portfolio and spread the risks.

Financial asset management courses can provide you with a wealth of knowledge, tips and strategies. It can help you identify the best performing asset classes, put your strategies in place and give you insider tips to help you achieve the best results and return on your investments.

All investors invest in financial assets with the hope of coming out with a profit. While this does involve its fair share of risk, as an asset manager, you are responsible for helping your clients achieve the best results and come out with a profit wherever possible. This can only be achieved through the application of successful investment strategies, which come with market practice and knowledge. This is not an overnight success story, managing a portfolio of assets takes time, dedication and constant work to ensure that the portfolio comes out winning at the end.

You will learn how to evaluate risks and to identify what each asset is going to do moving forward using past market performance and specific characteristics of each asset class.

Constantly evaluating the assets and monitoring their progress is an important part of the process. This will give you a good indication on the right time to sell to ensure the portfolio comes out winning and not at a loss.

In addition to this, you may also want to learn about UCITS Funds, AIFMD or FCA's COLL requirements and other regulations affecting the sector, or MiFID II which is supposed to affect investment research, transaction reporting as well as product offering and distribution channels for fund managers.

The asset management courses available will help you become a better portfolio or fund manager and invest successfully on behalf of your clients, as well as to stay compliant in the current market. In the ever evolving market it's important to stay abreast of the competition and taking additional training courses throughout your career can certainly enhance the chances.

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