Deciding on future investments

Our recent post, outlining the S&P view of the Eastern European Fund from Nevsky Capital has caused a fair bit of interest. In particular, a number of people have contacted us to ask for more information on how to decide on where to invest.

Although it’s always interesting to receive such emails, we do need to make it clear that we don’t offer investment advice. If you are seeking such advice, then it makes sense to speak with a qualified professional.

We’ve also been asked whether information that is provided by Standard & Poor, or other agencies, can be used to guide an investment strategy. There, it should be said that reports provided by such agencies are only part of the knowledge mix that’s availabe.

It’s also possible, for example, to find plenty of information from a variety of other sources. As with anything, it’s useful to check the nature of those sources, before making deicsions. Might there be reasons, for example, why you should trust some more than others?

You need to think closely about why someone is providing information or advice. Do they have particular motives? It may be that they simply provide factual data, although there is often a cross-over between facts and wider analysis.

For our part, we’re glad that there has been such interest in all of our previous posts. We certainly welcome feedback and would love to hear more of your comments. When making your own investment decisions, however, it’s critical that you should consider your own requirements and that you should seek the best, relevant advice.