Andrew Kinsey

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Investing.. When to get in and when to get out!

Posted by Andrew Kinsey

Jun 22, 2015 11:22:00 AM

I decided to write this article because trading and investing seem so easy when we first encounter it. Surely it is just a matter of putting into practice what we have known all along. Buy a share, or shares, wait for it or them to go up, and when that is done sell them to someone else and sit back and relax. 

Feeding that belief of course are images and tales from Wall Street, The Wolf of Wall Street and Money Never Sleeps. These men and women never lose money and they know exactly when to buy and when to sell, and then it is off to swallow loads of champagne and caviar.

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Topics: Investing Rules

How tax works on your EasyEquities account

Posted by Andrew Kinsey

Jun 18, 2015 12:39:00 PM

As an EasyEquities investor you will have to consider one or a combination of the following taxes.

Income Tax on Trading Profits
Capital Gains Tax on Investment Capital
Dividends Withholding Tax
Income Tax on Interest Income

If tax is unavoidable, does it have to be so difficult to deal with as well? Of course, accountants will disagree with this statement, arguing that tax is simplicity in itself.  Why, then, do they – all accountants – charge so much to complete tax returns for simple souls such as us?

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Topics: Income Tax, Tax, Income Taxes, Capital Gains Tax

A little lesson on Diversification

Posted by Andrew Kinsey

May 15, 2015 4:06:00 PM

Andrew Kinsey (Head of Research and Education at shares a sweet yet wise memory which illustrates just how important it is to diversify your portfolio.

Some years ago, when my daughter Keren was five or six years old, we engaged in the family tradition of hiding Easter eggs around the garden. Our garden, though small, was beautiful with lots of little rocks and plants to conceal the eggs and make the hunt a lengthy one. 

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Topics: Portfolio Diversification

What to do when the market gets the runs...

Posted by Andrew Kinsey

May 14, 2015 12:10:00 PM

Anyone who held EasyEquities positions last week would have experienced some quite dramatic market movements. The overall market moved down almost 5% in the first three days of the trading week, and then bounced strongly on Friday by almost 3%.

I believe that there are always strong lessons we can take away from an experience such as this.

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Topics: Investor of the week, Portfolio Diversification

How to get wealthy with Easy Equities

Posted by Andrew Kinsey

May 8, 2015 11:12:00 AM

Andrew Kinsey reminds us that investing in equities can prove challenging for most investors, due to human nature in general which often craves instant gratification. Patience and discipline go a long way in this arena! That said, Andrew’s isolated three key points that he’s had to “learn and relearn” during his investment career.

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Topics: How to get wealthy with Easy Equities


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