LONDON, November 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
ISACO's chief investment strategist Stephen Sutherland has managed to outperform both the Nasdaq Composite and FTSE 100 over the last three years. Sutherland made a cumulative return of 84.9% helping him annualise 22.7% versus the Nasdaq Composite's 16.8% and the FTSE 100's 9.3%.
Beating the Nasdaq and the FTSE 100 has helped to verify his position as one of the UK's leading investors. So how has Sutherland made such lofty gains in what has been a turbulent and extremely challenging period for investors?
"My investment philosophy consists of 3 disciplines; reading market direction, picking high quality investment funds and timing my entries and exits. Adhering to this 3 step approach has fortunately helped me to stay ahead of the markets since 1999. Even though most people are talking about the world in crisis, the market is much healthier than the media would have you believe - now is a great time to be invested if you are seeking long-term capital growth."
When asked more about his take on the current market environment:
"My view still remains the same - we are in a healthy bull market correction. A month ago the common view from market pundits and financial media was that we had entered a new bear market. However as the market keeps climbing higher, an increasing amount of red cheeked individuals are putting the term 'bear market' back on the shelf."
Even with the current economic woes stretched across the globe, Sutherland remains optimistic:
"With the market making zero price progress since August 1999, it tells me the market is due a decent move to the upside. My belief is that a stock market boom is imminent and the up and coming boom could be explosive. Even though it's hard for most people to get their head around, the boom has probably already started and may last for the next 5-10 years."
NOTES TO EDITORS
ISACO, an ISA and pension investment advisory firm was founded in 2001 and specialise in helping people with £100,000 portfolios to grow their wealth using ISAs and personal pensions such as SIPPs.
ISACO promise better performance, better protection and a better price and deliver their promise via Shadow Investing.
Shadow Investing is a platform that allows you to mirror the Stocks and Shares ISA transactions of an investor who historically has beaten the market.
It is based on the idea that a full time investor with a great track record has the talent, time and energy you may lack to beat the stock market.
The underlying investment philosophy of Shadow Investing is the protection of your capital and the long-term accumulation of tax-free wealth.
Performance over three years
Nov 08 - Nov 09 - Nov 10 - Cumulative Annualised Nov 09 Nov 10 Nov 11 return return FTSE 100 15.3% 12.5% 0.5% 30.3% 9.3% Nasdaq Composite 18.8% 22.6% 9.2% 59.1% 16.8% Stephen Sutherland 54.1% 29.4% -7.5% 84.9% 22.7%
Past performance should be used as a guide to future performance.
Over 300 business owners and professionals such as bankers, doctors, lawyers and dentists choose Shadow Investing as the smart way to attain financial security.
Chris Elmes (Public Relations to ISACO Limited): Tel: 0800-170-7750