Investment Strategies

Investment Strategies
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When you open your cellphone bill, do you find yourself astonished at how low it is? When you pull up to a gas pump, are you overcome with warm feelings about oil cartels?

In case your emotions run in the other direction, I have some investment advice. Buy into companies you do business with, even if–no, especially if–you are getting ripped off. Then price hikes won’t bother you so much. Follow my advice and you will find peace, learn to admire your enemies and do some asset/liability matching.

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Investment strategy: Active vs passive investing (I)
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Introduction

Though profit seeking motive is common to all investors, individual or corporate style of investing often differ due to factors ranging from age/life cycle (young, middle life or nearing retirement), business cycle, risk appetite, cash flow requirement (daily needs, medicals, and funds for children’s education) and investment goals.

The two major styles of investing made up of active and passive investing treated herein have over the years generated robust debates among its adherents, promoting one at the expense of the other.

GTBAM is of the opinion that these styles of investing are not mutually exclusive. The objective of this piece therefore is to highlight their principal features, benefits and difference to enable investors gain a better understanding of how they work and apply them to enhance their investment decisions.

Passive investing

Passive investing involves buying and holding securities with long-term horizon without actively trying to profit from short-term price fluctuations in the market. It requires good high quality initial research, patience and a well-diversified portfolio. Proponents of passive investing are regarded as true investors in the market.

They believe it is not possible to accurately identify investments that will consisten…………… continues on BusinessDay

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