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Building your own portfolio

Be clear about your aims, ditch the herd mentality and perform due diligence in your search for quality counters.

Savvy investors are never caught up in the hype generated by both analyst and news agencies. Such was the case with Alibaba, the largest IPO that was listed in the US in 2014. The listing generated a lot of buzz but since hitting a high of US$120 in November, however, it is now down more than 30 per cent in less than five months.

PORTFOLIO building today is challenging.

The wide array of different instruments available to investors make it difficult for them to choose which exact instruments or stocks to invest in.

In building my own investment portfolio, I follow a few guiding principles to take much of...

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