Jump into Stock Market, If You Are Long-Term (1 min read)

I had a discussion with a woman today who wants to invest in the stock market but is now afraid because she has seen the market go down in the last few days. I can definitely understand her concern, this is her hard-earned money we are talking about.  I reminded her that she will be a “long-term” investor . . . and that makes all the difference in the world.

There are 2 HUGH Benefits of Being a Long-Term Investor, I explained:

1. It's really easy for anyone to do - One of the greatest benefits of long-term investing is that anyone can do it. It doesn't take a Wall-Street Expert to pick out a few good businesses and hang onto them for 6, 10, 20, or 50 years. Sure, you have to do a little research, but it’s no more research than you do before you buy a new laptop or cell phone.

 2. You have time to ride out big drops - It's not unusual for stocks to drop 10 to 20% or more in value over a shorter period of time, as we have seen this in the last two weeks. Over a period of years, investors have the time to ride out big drops in stock prices.

If you are a long-term investor, don’t be afraid to jump in and buy when the market is down.


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