Wisdom

Jacaranda FP aims to assist clients through volatile markets, however it is important to acknowledge Peter Lynch, legendary investor and author who said “Far more money has been lost by investors preparing for corrections or trying to anticipate corrections than has been lost in the corrections themselves.”

Jacaranda FP recognises that building long term wealth often requires counter emotional decisions, often needing to resist euphoria investing. Emotion needs to be stripped out of investment. Warren Buffet, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and one of the truly wealthy investors in the US said “Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.”

Jacaranda FP in looking at investment portfolio construction firmly believe it is the combination of asset classes and blends within each asset class that determines the success of the portfolio over the long term.

Jacaranda FP recognise and seek to avoid using short term forecasts to meet client objectives. When the press is saying what to do tomorrow, we need to remember John Kenneth Galbraith, historically one of the most respected economists, who said “The function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.”

Jacaranda FP seeks to filter out much of the market noise which quotes daily and weekly gyrations of sentiment. It is important to recognise that short term underperformance is inevitable. John Maynard Keynes, historically equally one of the most acclaimed economists supported this by saying “The social object of skilled investment should be to defeat the dark forces of time and ignorance which envelope our future.”

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