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    • funnymonkey
    • By funnymonkey 9th Feb 18, 8:47 AM
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    What stocks and shares/ funds to invest in right n
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    • 9th Feb 18, 8:47 AM
    What stocks and shares/ funds to invest in right n 9th Feb 18 at 8:47 AM
    Good morning.
    With the stocks decreasing quite significantly over the last few days where would you put your money?
    I'm looking at long term growth, 8-10 years stocks or funds.
    Thank you
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    • cloud_dog
    • By cloud_dog 9th Feb 18, 8:51 AM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 8:51 AM
    Good morning.
    With the stocks decreasing quite significantly over the last few days where would you put your money?
    I'm looking at long term growth, 8-10 years stocks or funds.
    Thank you
    Originally posted by funnymonkey
    In to stocks and shares.
    Personal Responsibility - Sad but True

    Sometimes.... I am like a dog with a bone
    • Linton
    • By Linton 9th Feb 18, 9:22 AM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 9:22 AM
    You should invest in exactly the same things that you would have invested in two weeks ago, except you get more of them for your money. You are investing for the long term, whatever is going up or down now is irrelevent.
    • ChopperST
    • By ChopperST 9th Feb 18, 9:25 AM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 9:25 AM
    Its crazy that interest rates returning to normal and QE being switched off, accompanied with high productivity and low unemployment seems to be the "bad news" that is result in this correction.

    Interesting times ahead.
    • cloud_dog
    • By cloud_dog 9th Feb 18, 9:28 AM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 9:28 AM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 9:28 AM
    I'm not sure that is what's causing the 'nervousness'; this is being driven by increase in bond yields. The bonds market is multiple times bigger than equity and so a flight from stocks in to bonds could be very significant.
    Personal Responsibility - Sad but True

    Sometimes.... I am like a dog with a bone
    • Economic
    • By Economic 9th Feb 18, 10:43 AM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 10:43 AM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 10:43 AM
    Its crazy that interest rates returning to normal and QE being switched off, accompanied with high productivity and low unemployment seems to be the "bad news" that is result in this correction.

    Interesting times ahead.
    Originally posted by ChopperST
    Crazy? Low interest rates and quantitative easing have boosted asset (shares and bonds) prices so when QE starts to be unwound asset prices have to adjust!
    • dunstonh
    • By dunstonh 9th Feb 18, 11:56 AM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 11:56 AM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 11:56 AM
    With the stocks decreasing quite significantly over the last few days where would you put your money?
    Its not significant. Around 8%. A correction is classed as 10% and a crash is classed as 20%. Both the dot.com extended period and the credit crunch fell be over 40%.

    I'm looking at long term growth, 8-10 years stocks or funds.
    That is not long term. It isnt even a complete economic cycle. Its medium term at best.

    Nothing has happened recently that should change any investment strategy
    I am an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA). Comments are for discussion purposes only. They are not financial advice. Different people have different needs and what is right for one person may not be for another. If you feel an area discussed may be relevant to you, then please seek advice from an Independent Financial Adviser local to you.
    • Thrugelmir
    • By Thrugelmir 9th Feb 18, 12:14 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 12:14 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 12:14 PM
    You should invest in exactly the same things that you would have invested in two weeks ago,
    Originally posted by Linton
    Some would argue that this part of the problem. Investors are simply following the herd. Without due consideration.
    Financial disasters happen when the last person who can remember what went wrong last time has left the building.
    • ChopperST
    • By ChopperST 9th Feb 18, 12:55 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 12:55 PM
    Crazy? Low interest rates and quantitative easing have boosted asset (shares and bonds) prices so when QE starts to be unwound asset prices have to adjust!
    Originally posted by Economic
    That was my point...
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