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Stock Investments When Markets are Volatile

Some people will be completely averse to the risks of investing in the stock market, even during the good times. But during uncertain times, this worry might make them miss out on profit, as one can still earn money from the markets when they are volatile. Here’s how to win even when the markets are turbulent.

This does not constitute advice and advice should be sought in all instances before acting on it.

Know what you’re getting into

It won’t do you any favours by investing blindly and you should be prepared for a potentially rocky road. Even when the market as a whole is doing well, certain stocks (that you may be investing in) could be tanking, which is why diversity is the key.

It’s never wise to stick to one stock or even one type of stock, so be sure to prepare and fill your portfolio with a wide variety of investments — shares, fixed income, cash, and property. If one area is performing poorly, the slack will get picked up in another, so it’s essential you stay on top of the management of your assets.

Not keeping all your eggs in one basket is crucial. If you’re planning to take an income from your investments, you need to ensure any one of them can provide that for you if one asset fails. Your approach should also be tailored to the time of your life you’re currently in. Younger professionals can afford to be more aggressive, but if you’re nearing retirement your investments will differ greatly.

Don’t let the pressure get to you

Keep calm and carry on is a motto that seems to fit in almost any stressful situation, and investing during a volatile market is no exception. It’s important to maintain a level head when making investment decisions even if you’re watching prices fall right before your eyes. Try to remember that downswings happen and that whatever comes down will eventually go up. The market is always moving so chances are your stocks won’t stay where they are for very long. Remember that the market’s best days are usually followed with some of its worst so stay on the ball and keep your eye on the prize.

Celebrate your success

It’s easy to harp on about the negatives when the market seems to be affecting your bottom line, but maintain a positive attitude and focus on what’s working for you or what could work in your favour. For example, a low stock price might allow you to buy shares in a company you previously couldn’t afford to invest in which would help you profit in the long run. And long-term is really how you should be thinking as day-to-day, the market can change so much – it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle.

If you find yourself profiting from an upswing, consider cashing in at least a portion of your shares to bank a profit but maintain some to benefit from any future growth.

We’ll review your investment portfolio

Here at Dental & Medical Financial Services, we aim to help you build a comprehensive investment plan that you’re comfortable with. As part of our commitment to you and your financial future, we’ll happily review your investments on a regular basis, help you keep them on track, and advise you if we feel that any changes need to be made along the way.

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