Helpful Tips for A Successful Unit Trust Investment
You don’t need to be a rocket scientist. Investing is not a game where the guy with the 160 IQ beats the guy with 130 IQ.
- Warren Buffett
Some say that luck plays a role in investing and several things need to happen for an investor to make money: correct stock pick, market movement and timing.
But is it necessary to be lucky? That depends if you choose to be:
Here are the DO's and DON’Ts in strategising your unit trust investment:
- Asset allocation
Apportion the investment among various asset classes according to an individual’s goals, risk tolerance and investment horizon.
Spread the investment into various funds within each asset class to reduce the portfolio overall volatility.
- Ringgit Cost Averaging (RCA)
RCA is an investment technique in which investors invest a fixed amount of money on a regular basis. RCA brings you these benefits:
How to apply RCA?
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- Invest for the long term
The stock market tends to reflect the overall growth of the economy in the long run.
Though it seems volatile in the short term, staying invested in the market over the long
term has historically paid off.
- Don’t put all your eggs in one basket
If an investor invests in only a fund or two, and they are from the same fund category (e.g.
domestic equity fund only), a potential decline in the performance of that fund(s) will have
a substantial impact on the overall portfolio.
- Don’t try to time the market
Timing the market is dificult even for investment Gurus. So investors should not attempt
to do so through frequent buying and selling of funds.
- Don’t perform frequent switching
Investors often switch between funds in an attempt to improve their returns. However,
frequent and emotional switching may cause negative effects to the portfolio’s
returns, not only because there are costs involved, but timing the market is extremely dificult too.
- Don’t make emotional decisions
Fear and greed are often two major emotional drivers in making irrational decisions,
where investors engage in frantic buying and selling during the ups and downs of the
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