Be Greedy When Others Are Fearful

Published / Last Updated on 05/08/2022

It always amazes us that people invest money when markets are high because they have made some money, got some growth and sometimes get carried away i.e.  they become ‘greedy’ for even more growth.  Warren Buffet said: “be fearful when others are greedy”.

Equally, when markets are in turmoil such as they are now, markets losses, many investors having lost money and people are fearful to invest right now given inflation, interest rate increases, Russia/Ukraine, USA/Taiwan/China tension and of course recession.  We all may lose some more on our investments but never forget Warren Buffet again: “Be greedy when others are fearful”.  Or more simply, but low, sell high.

When we look back at markets since 1979, we can see many times when the economy has been under pressure, there have been stock market falls and then when you look at and 10-year figures they can be hit and miss but when you look at 5-year figures, there is usually a higher then normal probability of making substantial gains provided you invest when markets are down or when investors are fearful.

Consider invest in markets with a 5-year view and stop looking at the value of your funds every day or every week, you will ‘tear yourself apart’.

We continue to invest regularly at the current time into markets to buy low, being greedy when others are fearful.

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