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‘Hanging in there’ is the key to investing

How can you as an investor survive inevitable falls? Patrick Convey explains why you should lean on your financial planner.

Investors have experienced very strong investment markets since the Credit Crisis a decade ago. Some may have forgotten – or never experienced – the pain and even fear that such events can induce.

Key to investingWhen falls do happen, how investors behave will have a great bearing on the longer-term outcomes they will experience.

Today, £100 invested at the bottom of the global equity market fall in March 2009, would be worth around £345 before inflation and any costs.

It is important to remember that equity market falls are an inevitable part of the process of building wealth through equity ownership. How can you put market falls in perspective and learn to survive them?