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Personal Finance with Raphael: 5 ways to control Emotional Spending

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Emotional spending is an act of buying something for yourself that you don’t need perhaps don’t even really want, as a result of feeling stressed out, bored, under-appreciated, incompetent, unhappy, or even happy. For instance, when you received a raise or on your birthday. It’s entirely not a bad habit if you can afford to pay for those items seamlessly and have a robust financial plan to cover your goals without having to borrow or struggle to create these plans. Emotional spending could be a destructive shopping spree to compulsive shoppers and could cause continuous damage to one’s wallet if…

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ESTATE PLANNING: LEAVING A LASTING LEGACY

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Wakanda Forever. Unfortunately, no-one lives that long. Chadwick Boseman excited and inspired countless youths and adults when he played the world’s first black superhero, King T’Challa of Wakanda, in the blockbuster “Black Panther.” His recent passing at age 43 shows us that even those who appear to be young, vibrant, wealthy and heroic need an estate plan whose key elements include: A Durable Power of Attorney, which appoints a surrogate to make decisions about property and financial affairs on behalf of an individual, especially when or if they become incapacitated; A Healthcare Power of Attorney which appoints an Agent for…

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Top 5 Emotional Mistakes to Avoid When Trading Stocks

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You know that voice in your head, that says “buy” when you see a stock you know? It is sometimes the voice of your emotions, and emotional buying is never the best strategy. Sometimes it is really hard to drop emotions when trading in stocks because as humans, emotion is an integral part of us. But every stocktrader must know how to pull off the garment of emotions when trading, else, one may make the following mistakes: Buying because it’s trendy There are times when there is a sudden buzz around a particular stock, and everyone seems to be going…

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Best Stock trading tips for investing in Nigeria by Warren Buffet

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(This article is based on Warren Buffett’s annual investment letters to his shareholders ) Who is Warren Buffet? Most investors know who Warren Buffet is, but for the benefit of those who don’t, here is a short bio of him: Warren Buffett is currently the 4th richest person in the world according to 2020 Forbes ranking. He is widely regarded as one of the most successful investors of all time. He is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, a company that oversees more than 60 companies, including insurer Geico, battery maker Duracell and restaurant chain Dairy Queen. Aside from being an…

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What you need to know about Ethical investing

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Ethical investing is a type of investing process that considers an investor’s personal principles – could be social, moral, religious, political, or otherwise, before making investment decisions. At ARM, the overarching focus remains to help everyone regardless of their beliefs or principles realise their ambitions – and so, to support anyone seeking to embark on ethical investing, the ARM Ethical Fund was specially designed. What is the ARM Ethical Fund? The ARM Ethical Fund is a mutual fund which invests in Sha’ria compliance securities to help investors invest in line with their religious morals or beliefs. This open-ended mutual fund…

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Financial Market Update

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The best performing sector over the month was the banking sector (+4.29%) while the worst performing sector was the oil and gas sector (-15.71%). We expect the equity market to trade sideways in the near term in the absence of any positive catalyst however we would continue to take advantage of market opportunities to the enhance the value of the pension assets. Fixed Income  The fixed income market traded on a bullish note with yields declining across the curve during the month of June. The bullish sentiment was largely supported by the buoyant system liquidity and the reduction in the…

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