This week – the 3rd to 9th of October – is World Investor Week and the theme is “Good investing is long-term investing” – which is certainly something we live by at enable.me. If you’ve been to one of our webinars or talked to one of our coaches and the question of ‘when is the best time to invest?’ has come up, no doubt you will have heard us say something along the lines of ‘it’s not about timing the market, but time in the market.”
And this is true whether you’re investing in shares or in property.
To help you better understand your options when it comes to investing, and why good investing is long-term investing, we’ve rounded up our most popular content on how you can approach investing as a long-term strategy for growing wealth and ensuring a secure financial future.
When is the best time to be in shares?
A lot of investors ask themselves, “When is the best time to invest in shares?” But by trying to figure out the right time to invest in shares most investors really just accomplish one thing.
They don’t invest in shares.
The reality is that for an investor that counts their time horizon in decades rather than months, there is never really a bad time to invest in shares.
Don’t change long-term plans due to short-term noise
Like buying a house, most people purchase an investment portfolio to provide them with a lifetime of benefits. Despite that very long term horizon, we are exposed on almost a daily basis to information about what the market is willing to pay us if we decided to sell out.
But here’s the rub, we’re not selling out our entire portfolio today, we’re not selling out tomorrow and, in fact, we’re not selling out for the rest of our lives if we can help it.
Why women need to be more proactive about investing
When it comes to finances, women are often stuck on the back foot. Some would even go so far as to say the system’s rigged against us.
When you take into consideration the gender pay gap, the recently revealed KiwiSaver gender gap, and the fact that women live longer… it’s no wonder we prefer a glass of pinot over putting a punt into the stock market.
Here’s what we’re up against.
Fundamentals of Managed Fund Investing
Nicki Morsink, head of enable.me investment hosts this webinar that covers what Managed Funds are, their benefits and risks, and how they fit into your overall financial strategy.
How to build a diverse investment portfolio
Nicki Morsink, head of enable.me investments, looks at the various investment options available in New Zealand, and the ways in which you can easily build diversity into your investment portfolio.
Answering some of your investment questions
Nicki Morsink, investment specialist at enable.me answers some of your burning investment questions:
At which point should you change your investment strategy?
Paying off my mortgage faster, or investing – which is best?
Disclaimer: This blog post is for informational purposes only and does not constitute individual financial advice. If you’re interested in receiving personalised financial advice, you can book in a consultation with an enable.me coach. Costs apply.