Rumbles In the Investment Jungle !

Rumbles In the Investment Jungle ! A debate has been raging in recent weeks about the valuations of US equities, the one global market that cannot be ignored, even if you invest elsewhere. Just to remind you the US market would have to fall by 40% just to hit the US market long term average.

Part of the problem is that the investment markets rely on mathematical models, which tend to underestimate risk. Also, many investment professionals get seduced by market valuations, when they are on the rise, and so tend to discount bad news, until it is too late.

In the real world, catastrophic events do happen and can destroy investment values, so don’t get complacent. When a market is trading above its normal average then it’s hot,  the hotter a market becomes the more you must be ready to take evasive action, such as moving funds to a market that is currently out of favour.

You may have wondered why I haven’t mentioned investment trusts for a while, and whether my love affair with investments trusts is over. Far from it, true love never dies!

We note that two of our recommended trusts have achieved capital gains of 62.61% and 60.76% over 12 months. We also have done quite well over the last month with five of our selections proving their worth in second spot down to sixth spot, second spot achieving 13% and third spot 12.39%.

There are several new investment trusts that are being marketed with some hype, unless you have a compelling reason to throw money away, suggest you wait until sometime has elapsed, particularly when there are some compelling investment propositions available.

If your portfolio is causing you concern then do contact us for a second opinion. If your portfolio is not causing you concern, then there is even more reason for you to contact us!