Investment behavior

How to improve your investing behaviour - how to make the right decisions

Authored by katty
Posted Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 8:03am

Financial investments are all about risk. Not just the return on your investment, but the decisions you make and how you approach investing also has a big impact on how successful your investments will be.

Successful debt and equity investment companies like IW Capital know how to make weigh up the risks involved and make the best decisions for themselves, and their clients. Here are some of the lessons we can all learn by looking at how they approach investment opportunities:

Understand how comfortable you are with risk

All investments involve some degree of risk. Generally speaking, the greater the risk, the greater the reward. Which is what often pushes people to invest more than they were planning to.

Everyone has their own comfort zone when it comes to risk, and staying inside yours will help you make the best decisions. The more you play outside of your comfort zone, the more likely you are to get stressed and make a poor decision.

Consider a wide range of investments

It’s normal to stick to a small range of investments, especially if you find a type of investment that’s working for you. But a diverse portfolio opens up more possibilities, broadens your investment opportunities, and gives you more scope to make better decisions.

There’s the added learning curve when entering into a new market. But in the long-run, there’s less risk involved.

Work with an investment consultant

This is what makes the difference for most investors. If you want to start making the best, informed decisions, bringing in an expert in the investing field will help you move forward.

Investment consultants are professionals that advise and manage investment portfolios for clients and help them make the best decisions. It’s their job to keep on top of market trends, find the best investment opportunities, and make the best decisions.

Keep up-to-date with the investment market

In any industry, keeping up to date with what’s working and what isn’t is the best way to make reliable, informed decisions. The investment market moves at a fast pace, so it’s even more important that you keep on top of the latest investment news if you want to make good decisions.

This means signing up for newsletters, paying attention to your own investments over time, and talking with other investors. Generally speaking, the more time you invest in understanding the investment market, the better results you’ll see.

Never make a decision based on emotion

As humans, our ability to make decisions is compromised when we’re emotional. Whether it’s excitement, sadness, joy, fear, any emotion affects how clearly we can think and can lead to us making a bad decision.

Combine this with the risk involved in investing, and the potential to lose a lot of money and it’s a recipe for disaster. It’s normal for emotions to be involved when investing, too. With money at stake, your livelihood and future are also on the line.

The bottom line is to never make a decision that has financial implications based on emotion, or when you’re feeling emotional. Even if you’re under time pressure, it’s often best to walk away and act when you’re free from stress.

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