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Investing behaviours

Investing behaviours - how to invest for success

Important - The value of investments can fall as well as rise, so you could get back less than you invest, especially over the short term. The information shown is not personal advice.

You don’t need to be an expert in finance or have a PhD in economics to become a good investor.

But you do need time, patience and a rock-solid mindset. Sometimes investing’s a case of mind over matter.

Stock market highs and lows are part and parcel of investing. Its unpredictable nature can be an emotional rollercoaster at times. That’s why understanding both how to invest, and why human psychology plays a key role, is an essential part of becoming a successful investor.

Read on to find out more about some common investing behaviours and how to put yourself on the right track towards investing success.

Investing behaviours articles

Compounding: your most powerful investing tool

Compounding is your most powerful tool in investing, but it can be the easiest to overlook. Getting your head around it is the hardest part – after that, it does the work for you.

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A test of mind over matter

We look at why it’s essential to hold your nerve and think long term when you invest.

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Waiting for the right time to invest?

We take a look at why waiting for the right investment opportunity and trying to time the market can hold back returns.

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The real costs of trading too often

We look at why buying and selling shares too frequently could cost more than you bargained for.

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Why long-term investing is simple

We take a look at why long-term investing is a simple and effective way to invest.

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