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The mistakes investors must avoid in 2017

Madeline Ho, head of wholesale fund distribution, Asia Pacific and managing director, Singapore of Natixis Global Asset Management Singapore, writing in The Asset today reviewed the results of their annual survey. She believes that, “More often than not, investors fall victim to human nature, making decisions based on irrational emotions, outsized expectations and poor planning.” The survey showed that the five mistakes investors must avoid are:

  1. Making emotional decisions
  2. Having unrealistic expectations
  3. Ignore short-term market noise
  4. Not having a financial plan
  5. Not knowing how much risk you can really tolerate.

She concludes that, “In volatile economic times, there is an impulse to make rash decisions. But investment is a long-term pursuit which requires discipline, and successful investors are almost always those who take a holistic view of their portfolio.”

Read more in the full article here

CTMfile take: This article is essential reading for anyone involved in investing and using investment advisers.

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