Investor Psychology

Market Crash Investing For Dummies

Investing in the stock market is as much a test of emotional resilience as it is of financial acumen. Understanding the psychological whirlwind investors face during market downturns is key to navigating these turbulent periods with your wealth—and sanity—intact. Here’s what I’ve learnt over my career about human behaviour when markets are volatile and/or take …

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This Time It’s Different

As someone who embarked on their investment career shortly after the 2008 global financial crisis and weathered the storm of the 2020 stock market crash, I’ve witnessed first-hand the cyclical nature of financial markets. These crises, though different in their causes, share a common aftermath: the lasting impact on investor portfolios and psyche. Despite the …

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Buy Low, Sell High

Navigating the world of investing? It’s not just about picking stocks and watching them grow – it’s also about knowing how much risk you’re comfortable with. This is what we call risk tolerance. It’s a fancy term, but it’s really just about how you feel when the value of your investments goes up and down.  …

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Buy When There’s Blood in the Street

Market downturns, like the one caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, often result from a mix of factors including economic bubbles, panic selling, high interest rates, geopolitical issues, or unpredictable events. These declines can be exacerbated by aggressive traders who, facing margin calls, liquidate their holdings, further driving down the market. However, such downturns can also …

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