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History shows us that share markets can be volatile but they can and do come back – but it might take time.
Before that happens, there’s a few things you can do to make sure you and your investments are best positioned to weather any potential ups and downs.
Financial markets can be volatile with share prices based on demand which can fluctuate day to day, or even minute to minute. Here’s some tips from the FMA to avoid making knee-jerk decisions which may not be in your best interests when markets go down.
Investing a certain amount at regular intervals gives you the benefit of called dollar cost averaging – which means putting the same amount of money regularly into a fund. Learn more about drip feeding your investments and the benefits of investing this way on this page from the FMA.
When it comes to investing, it’s important you understand how investments work and whether the shares you’re thinking of buying are a good investment for you. On this page, the FMA provides you with a list of questions you should ask yourself when you're doing your due diligence.