Investing in stock markets can sometimes be unnerving, particularly when there is negative news flow all around us. We explore why it's important to ignore the noise and invest for the long term.
Many things can affect financial markets, so the constant stream of bad news from around the world can be enough to put anyone off investing until a later date. This year alone we have already seen markets reacting to spikes in inflation and the rapid increase in the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus.
If you’re waiting for the perfect time to maximise your returns, you’re unlikely to find it. The best course of action is usually to start investing as soon as possible so that you have the longest time horizon to maximise your returns. Below we explore why this is the case in more detail.