Ep41: Joachim Klement – Diversification: The Best Insurance Against any Investment Burst

Joachim Klement is Head of Investment Research at Fidante Partners where he investigates long-term investment trends, alternative investments, and listed investment trusts. He was previously Head of Thematic Research at Credit Suisse, Chief Investment Officer at Wellershoff & Partners and Head of Equity Strategy at UBS Wealth Management.
He holds Masters degrees in Mathematics and Economics as well as the CFA and CFP designations.

In today’s episode, Joachim shares how his first investments were once doing great but ended up losing tremendously.  Learn the two important lessons he got from this experience and why you shouldn’t make the same mistakes.  Get that one great actionable piece of advice from this expert that could make you a better investor.  Hear this and more in another story of meaningful failure and momentous success.

 

Keep investing. Don’t get frozen off just because you had some loses yet some bad mistakes in your past. That’s what we’re here to learn from all of us, and we get better every day.”

Joachim Klement

 

Topics Covered:

02:00 – Joachim talks about working from the bubble and tech industries in the late nineties and switching into finance in 2000

03:00 – Sharing the highlights and lowlights behind his investments in the tech and finance industries

05:50 – Two essential lessons he got from this experience

07:27 – Andrew gives his equally valuable takeaways in this story

08:52 – The meaning of diversification and why you should apply it in your investments

13:01 – Andrew shares the three words he likes to say all the time

15:49 – Advice from Joachim in avoiding the same mistakes he did

 

Main Takeaways:

 

Lesson 1: The eternal wisdom of everybody who saved for retirement slash is investing.Joachim Klement

Lesson 2: “It’s kind of important to talk for a moment about your first investment because it’s a little bit like your first girlfriend, you know, you don’t really know what you’re doing, but you know the other people, and you think you know what you’re doing, but in fact you don’t know it all, but you know that everybody else is doing it.Andrew Stotz

Lesson 3: “Diversification means that you always have some stocks that do well. And it always means that also, unfortunately, that you have some stocks that you hate.Joachim Klement

Lesson 4: “Everybody’s busy. So, you end up spending so much time creating your wealth that you don’t have time to keep on top of the investments that you’re trying to grow your wealth.Andrew Stotz

Lesson 5: “The solution in that case for most people is probably to go with something highly diversified. Keep contributing to it over time and just let it grow. But the mistake that many people will make is they want to get into a fancy idea, but they don’t realize they just don’t have time to keep on top of that idea.Andrew Stotz

Lesson 6: “Preserve your wealth.Joachim Klement

Lesson 7: “If you want to create wealth, diversification is not the best way to do it. But if you want to stay rich or if you want to protect your wealth, then proper diversification is the way forward.Joachim Klement

Lesson 8: “Look at your own history, look at your own experiences and learn from these experiences.Joachim Klement

Lesson 9: “One thing that I’ve introduced in my life is basically, since that first experience, was to have an investment diary where I note down just kind of free quick bullet points for every investment decision I make, whether I buy something or what I sell something or even sometimes if I consider buying something and then don’t do it, I just note down what is the investment case, why should it work?.Joachim Klement

 

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About the author, Andrew

Dr. Andrew Stotz, CFA is the CEO of A. Stotz Investment Research, a company that provides institutional and high net worth investors with ready-to-invest stock portfolios that aim to beat the benchmark through superior stock selection.

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