Staying invested

You must learn the art of patience if you want to give your investments the best chance of earning a return. By committing to long-term investments, you give your money the greatest chance to grow. In this section, we take a look at some slightly more advanced strategies to help you stay invested and manage your portfolio's performance.

Always remember that investments can fall in value and you may get back less than you invest.


Seven ways to shape up an inheritance

Receiving a windfall inheritance from a relative can be exciting and challenging at the same time.

The significance of spending time in the market

If you want to give your investments the best chance of earning a return then it’s a good idea to cultivate the art of patience. The best returns tend to come from sticking with a long-term commitment to your investments.

How compounding can help your returns

Einstein called compounding the Eighth Wonder of the World.  Find out how the formula can work wonders on savings and investments.

The benefits of making regular investments

When it comes to investing your money, making regular investments can offer more benefits than investing a lump sum.

Understanding buy-and-hold investing?

'Buy-and-hold' is a strategy that means staying invested even when markets look uncertain. We explain how such a strategy can help prevent knee-jerk reactions, which could impact on your returns.

Reviewing your investment portfolio

Successful investing isn't just a question of allocating your savings to various assets and then sitting back to wait for the profits to roll in. If only it were that simple.

Are we becoming more impatient?

The legendary investor Warren Buffett is attributed with saying, “I often make more money when I am snoozing than when I am active.” So how can snoozing lead to better investment outcomes?

Characteristics of successful investors in turbulent markets

How you react to unexpected situations can have an impact on your investments. Here we look at ways to manage that.

Strategies for volatile markets

It’s important for investors to better understand and take control of their investing behaviour. Here are three easy strategies investors can adopt to increase their comfort during difficult market conditions.

Always remember that investments can fall in value. You may get back less than you invest. 

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