• 144 days Could Crypto Overtake Traditional Investment?
  • 149 days Americans Still Quitting Jobs At Record Pace
  • 151 days FinTech Startups Tapping VC Money for ‘Immigrant Banking’
  • 154 days Is The Dollar Too Strong?
  • 154 days Big Tech Disappoints Investors on Earnings Calls
  • 155 days Fear And Celebration On Twitter as Musk Takes The Reins
  • 156 days China Is Quietly Trying To Distance Itself From Russia
  • 157 days Tech and Internet Giants’ Earnings In Focus After Netflix’s Stinker
  • 161 days Crypto Investors Won Big In 2021
  • 161 days The ‘Metaverse’ Economy Could be Worth $13 Trillion By 2030
  • 162 days Food Prices Are Skyrocketing As Putin’s War Persists
  • 164 days Pentagon Resignations Illustrate Our ‘Commercial’ Defense Dilemma
  • 165 days US Banks Shrug off Nearly $15 Billion In Russian Write-Offs
  • 168 days Cannabis Stocks in Holding Pattern Despite Positive Momentum
  • 169 days Is Musk A Bastion Of Free Speech Or Will His Absolutist Stance Backfire?
  • 169 days Two ETFs That Could Hedge Against Extreme Market Volatility
  • 171 days Are NFTs About To Take Over Gaming?
  • 172 days Europe’s Economy Is On The Brink As Putin’s War Escalates
  • 175 days What’s Causing Inflation In The United States?
  • 176 days Intel Joins Russian Exodus as Chip Shortage Digs In
Ian Campbell

Ian Campbell

Through his www.BusinessTransitionSimplified.com website and his Business Transition & Valuation Review newsletter Ian R. Campbell shares his perspectives on business transition, business valuation and world…

Contact Author

  1. Home
  2. Markets
  3. Other

Financial Markets: On Financial Advisors

On my continuous point of taking a large (for many people I am sure 'greater') role in making investing decisions with respect to your own capital, some time ago a reader took the time to send me a thoughtful e-mail setting out his general views on interacting with investment advisors.

In essence he expressed the view that knowledgeable investors should be encouraged to have specific discussions with their advisors to determine how much those advisors really understand about the various aspects of gold and silver investments, both as insurance and, in the case of mining stocks, as investments (read equity investments generally).

This continues to make sense, and does so well beyond gold and silver investments and trades. Simply put, the more you know, the better position you are in to determine how knowledgeable your investment advisor is - and hence how valuable to you the advice you receive from him/her is to you.

If at any time you are not confident and satisfied in your assessment of your investment advisor's level of knowledge, you ought to find an investment advisor whose knowledge base is at a level you are satisfied with. By not continuously making such 'investor advisor assessments' you do yourself a disservice.

 

Back to homepage

Leave a comment

Leave a comment