Financial Opportunities Forum: Timing in the market vs Time in the market

The discussion revolved around time in the market vs timing the market.

The principles of long term investing are necessary to make a reasonable return in equity markets. The message which was conveyed by our speak Mr Neil Parikh was that the longer you stay in the market the more the probability of making double digit return and beating inflation.

Long term ideally would be 7 – 10 years in the equity markets. It has been proven by statistics that the longer you stay invested in markets and in quality businesses’ the probability of making a double digit return is higher. Equity has always outperformed other asset classes in the long run.

It is always good to buy a damaged stock and not a damaged company and hold for a long term. This will pay you rich dividends over a period of time.

Lunar Sutar

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