The goal of any investor should be to focus on long-term investment objectives and avoid any knee-jerk reactions. Volatility can understandably give any investor the jitters. The investment world can be unpredictable, and investors currently have plenty of bad news to process with a plethora of events making the daily and even hourly news headlines – from the US-China trade conflict and oil price volatility, to Britain’s exit from the European Union. Market downturns can also unnerve even the most seasoned of investors. But if you want to give your investments the best chance of earning a return, then it’s important to cultivate the art of patience.
Whatever happens in the markets, in all probability your reasons for investing won’t have changed.