Every so often I meet a personal investor who will tell me that now is the right time or the wrong time to invest, depending on whether the markets are going up or down as well as depending on that individual’s past experience. Despite having 30 years of investment experience I never get into an […]
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About Eamon Porter
As one of Ireland's leading independent fee based financial planners my single goal is to help clients make wise decisions with their money now and for the rest of their lives, especially in the areas of investing and retirement planning. I am also a recognised thought leader in the financial services industry on behavioural finance and practice management strategies that leverage human behavioural insights.
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With the progress of technology we have got used to instant gratification. Long term perspectives and taking time to seriously focus on what is important? That’s becoming harder to do – especially if you are a trend follower.
If one cannot outguess the markets what should you do? The starting point for all investing lies not in what markets are doing but rather in what you actually need in your own personal life.
As a financial planner, it strikes me that cats and clients have much in common. There are moments when we really enjoy their company and their conduct and then there are other moments that wed rather not talk about. Sometimes these incompatible moments arise as a result of mismatched objectives.
In the investment world it is always possible to generate high returns but not necessarily high returns within an investors personal risk tolerance. And this is the point about personal investment advice being personal.
Financial history is peppered with stock market crashes, property market booms and busts and a vast array of individuals who have made or lost fortunes, or even both. Irrespective of the past, a financial adviser deals with the here and now as well as the future.