It is imperative that non-professional investors invest, and invest for the long term if they wish to ensure their financial future.
In the past few years, it may have been tempting to deviate from a long-term approach and chase quick returns, but caution is now essential.
It is more imperative than ever to keep an eye on the long term when investing due to the world economic downturn and the market’s current high valuations.
It is natural for investors to be concerned about falling stock prices when the economy is heading towards a recession.
There may also be reports of falling housing prices, an increase in jobless claims, and a decrease in the economic output at the same time.
These symptoms are part of a larger picture, which determines the economy’s strength and indicates whether we are in a period of recession or expansion.
When times are difficult, and these signs are there that the economy is in a downturn, it is important to exercise caution and care with investments.
As the founder of Socius Investment Banking, a leading firm providing investment and financing services to businesses and individuals, Mario Alcala knows exactly where your money should be invested.
He manages $300 million in resources for 52 businesses as an acclaimed expert in finance and investment.
In addition, Alcala works with Nefincol SAS, a company specializing in providing factoring and other financial products to small and medium-sized enterprises.
The capital expansions he has enabled for businesses in the last three years have been in excess of $30 million.
In this article, he discusses how to maximize your investing potential during difficult economic times.
“While it may not be the ideal time for investing right now, you still have a chance to do so even though the timing is not ideal. Don’t be rash. Shares should only be purchased if they are safe.
“Consider investing in companies that have a strong financial structure and a clear business plan. There is no one solution that fits everyone’s needs – you must understand your particular situation.
“If you are investing in the stock market, make sure it is the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. If you are a professional investor, you may invest in specific shares.
“In the absence of professional investment experience, S&P 500 companies should be the best option for you to consider. “You do not become rich overnight, but when the market declines, you are in the best position.
“I advise you not to invest in anything you do not have an in-depth understanding of or that is considered a volatile market. In the case of Bitcoin, it is only suitable for professional investors. Do not invest in anything you do not understand.
“It is true that the value of Bitcoin has fallen dramatically in recent months. Nevertheless, I believe it will return in strength in the future since markets always behave in this manner.
“There is a major problem with Bitcoin in that it is like the Wild West out there. Currently, there is only limited or no control over the market. As a result, it is better to keep a distance from it as an investment option.”
“We will begin to witness market shifts in the next six months if you can hold on for that long. A more relaxed approach to investment activities would be a better option in the long run.”