Why investors should take a long-term perspective and not panic

On the 24th of February, the Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a military invasion against Ukraine. A war that many had considered unthinkable had begun. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has sent shockwaves through pretty much every asset class across the globe. But if you are a long-term investor the best course of action for most individual investors is to keep calm and carry on.

It's only human nature to want to sell your investments in a down market. Why? Most of us are risk-averse and want to avoid losing more of our money. However, when it comes to investing, a logical approach and a long-term mindset are required to outsmart the short-term down markets. Selling into a falling market is the opposite of what successful investors do.

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If you have a well-diversified portfolio, then it is more important than ever to stay the course. You have a strategy in place that reflects your risk tolerance and time horizon, so remain committed.

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