Posted by Charles Savage

#Risk has a bad name these days, probably with good reason

In my previous blogs titled "What I wish I knew at age 25: Understanding investment risk" and "How much money are you prepared  to lose" I said every investor, including me, has to know their own appetite for risk before they can even think about targeting the returns they’d like to get. Basically, how much money are you prepared to lose in the short term in order to reach your long-term goal?

07/08/2017 / Read Story

How much money are you prepared to lose... 

in the short term to meet a long term goal? 

Last time,  I told you how Riskalyze is specifically designed to match how much you are prepared to lose money (risk) in the short term against your long-term goals (returns). I’ll go into that a bit more later, but first let me tell how badly the investment industry has let down ordinary investors.

02/08/2017 / Read Story

What I wish I knew at age 25: Understanding investment risk

I wish I knew at the age of 25 what I know now. Back then, with my first real money to invest, I was clueless about how much risk I was prepared to take and what returns I was looking for. So I filled in the old-fashioned question-and-answer thing every investment adviser gives you and I was advised that I fell into the “moderately aggressive” category.

31/07/2017 / Read Story

Invest in the best or risk your retirement

Establishing a simple framework for fund evaluation, comparison and selection is something we all need to take more seriously. Making the wrong fund or investment selection can literally cost you your retirement.

29/07/2014 / Read Story

Charles Savage

Charles completed a B.Com Accounting and Information Systems at the University of Cape Town in 1996. For the past 17 years he has been active in derivative financial markets with a strong focus on technology, business development and leadership. Charles was part of the team that pioneered CFD and spread trading in South Africa and in 2000 he led the development of the world's first fully automated online Spread Trading platform. He was elected to manage the group’s South African operations in 2003 where he was part of the Purple Capital Executive. Charles is now responsible for strategically leading the operating business units of the Group which includes Emperor Asset Management.