How to invest cautiously

There is a simple strategy that Warren Buffett recommends - it's called dollar-cost averaging

In my conversations with investors in the past few years, there were a number of them who told me they were worried about the stock markets and they thought a big crash was imminent.

As it turned out, they were wrong - the markets have actually performed very strongly over the past few years. As we have a finite number of years to accumulate sufficient funds for our retirement, the investors who stayed out missed a valuable opportunity to grow their nest eggs.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 15, 2018, with the headline 'How to invest cautiously'. Print Edition | Subscribe