Portfolio Management 

A piece of cake

A piece of cake

Investing, it seems, is a macho activity. People become attached to particular stocks and the stories behind them and take anyone disagreeing with their view almost as a personal insult. A lot of the bravado seen on website comment threads is banter. Sharing strong opinions is another enjoyable aspect of hobby investing, where reasonably wealthy people risk money they can afford to lose buying equities. Potentially, there are lucrative rewards, and skilful stock-picking is certainly not akin to gambling; but long-term investing is about more than looking at the case for just a handful of sectors and companies.

To continue reading, subscribe today

and enjoy unlimited access to the following:

  • Tips of the Week
  • Funds coverage
  • Weekly features on big investment themes
  • Trading ideas
  • Comprehensive companies coverage
  • Economic analysis
Subscribe
Subscribe to Investors Chronicle

Subscribe today

Full access for just £3.37 a week:

• Tips and recommendations - to beat the market 
• Portfolio clinic & Mr Bearbull - build a well-planned portfolio 
• Expert tools - track and manage investments effortlessly
• Plus free delivery to your home or office

Subscribe Now