Investing is for the long haul
There’s a common stock market saying: ‘it isn’t about timing the market, it’s about time in the market’. And the basic principle of leaving your money where it is and letting it ride out the highs and lows is a good one.
It’s not about making overnight gains, though these can happen too, it’s about buying into the idea that investing is a for the long haul.
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The long-term benefits of a diversified portfolio
A diversified portfolio of investments means that your funds are spread across a range of assets. This guards against having ‘all your eggs in one basket’, which reduces your exposure if one fund or sector runs into trouble.
NatWest Invest is managed by the experienced investment managers at Coutts, they carefully maintain a mix of assets to make sure there’s a sensible spread at the customer’s chosen risk level. By sticking to a long-term goal and investing in a diversified portfolio, you could be better placed to ride out those short-term fluctuations.
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