So much news and information is broadcast every day on financial markets and investments that it can make you feel as though it’s never the right time to invest, or remain invested.
Intrinsic carried out a useful statistical comparison that delivered clear results The comparison took data from investors using Intrinsic’s most popular diversified fund over a period that included significant market fluctuations and negative media coverage.
It shows the returns for investors who stayed invested throughout compared to the returns for investors who felt they should sell and missed out on the best month, five best months and ten best months.
Here are the results, showing the collective value of investments
This bar chart illustrates the risk of being worse off if you try to second-guess the market by buying and selling rather than remaining invested.
Seeking professional advice significantly improves your chances of remaining invested and enjoying the rewards – as many of our clients have done using our recommended DFM's (Discretionary Fund Managed portfolio services).
Time in the market, not timing the market
This shows that if you try to time the market and get it wrong you would be signi cantly worse off than if you stayed invested for the duration.
Fortunately, because we recommend investments that our clients understand and suit them, the majority have remained invested and enjoyed the rewards.