Dominic Browning, Managing Director
Posted by Dom Browning
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Intra-year returns

Dominic Browning, Managing Director
Posted by Dom Browning

Did you know that in any given 12-month period, the gap between the highest and lowest valuation point of equity indices is around 14%.

It has been like this for decades. What this means is that investment volatility is normal and should be embraced. This fact further enhances the argument that you should not try and time the markets.

Some clients check their valuations on a daily basis. In my opinion this is a waste of your valuable time. In the old days, before platforms offered 24/7 valuations, an investor normally received an annual statement and I don't recall anyone ever stating that they wanted more frequent valuation statements.

So trust in the efficiency of the markets, trust the human ingenuity of those running the great companies of the World, stop logging on every five minutes and go and enjoy your life! Life is too short.

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