When you’re investing, it takes a certain amount of dedication to stay the course.
We’ve collated some of the best investment wisdom, to provide you with motivation if you’re in a bit of a rut, or just need to supercharge your success.
Successful investing is about managing risk, not avoiding it – Benjamin Graham
Risk is a normal part of the investing equation, and part of what gives you better returns over time. Rather than trying to steer clear of risk, understanding it and having the right amount in your portfolio are some of the keys to long-term success. We can help you to understand your own risk profile and how to design your investments to fit that.
Whether we’re talking about socks or stocks, I like buying quality merchandise when it is marked down – Warren Buffett
Sometimes, investors feel concerned when their portfolio balance drops. But a market correction can actually provide an excellent buying opportunity, and a chance to create a better outcome in the long run. If you invest in shares while their prices are lower, you may be able to buy more so you have an opportunity to benefit when prices rebound. We can help you to navigate periods of market softness to identify potential opportunities.
Don’t wait for better investment options, invest and then wait for a better time – Ankit Samrat
You’ll also hear this sentiment described as “it’s time in the market not timing the market that matters”. If you have a long-term approach, you should find that a well-diversified portfolio increases in value. Get started as soon as you can, not when the markets make it most attractive.
For our own success to be real, it must contribute to the success of others – Eleanor Roosevelt
One of the great aspects of investment, particularly in companies and funds, is that you can use your money to drive the change you want to see in the world. You can back a business you believe in, or choose a fund that invests in line with your principles. Many studies have shown that investments that create a better tomorrow also tend to deliver much better financial returns over time, too. One meta-analysis of 200 studies by Oxford University showed that companies with good sustainability practices had bigger share price increases.
An investment in yourself pays the best interest – Benjamin Franklin
It’s often forgotten that you can invest time, effort and money into yourself – and get a great return. If you’re able to boost your own financial knowledge, it can make you a better investor – or boost your earning power, either in your career or in your own business. Investing in yourself, and spending time to learn, will pay reliable dividends. As investment advisers, we can help you build your financial knowledge over your investing lifetime.
Wherever you are on your investing journey, we can help you review your investment strategy and ensure that it’s aligned with your risk profile and investment time horizon. Please get in touch if you’d like to learn more. We’re here to help.
Disclaimer: Please note that the content provided in this article is intended as an overview and as general information only. While care is taken to ensure accuracy and reliability, the information provided is subject to continuous change and may not reflect current developments or address your situation. Before making any decisions based on the information provided in this article, please use your discretion and seek independent guidance.