6 tips on investing during the downturn

Making informed bets beats merely following the herd any day


Most of us get that bit wiser after an event that causes us to lose money, such as falling for an online scam. Chances are we would never fall for a similar ruse again: Once bitten, twice shy, as the saying goes.

But this rule apparently does not apply to many investors who prefer to believe that tomorrow will always be better.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 19, 2020, with the headline '6 tips on navigating an investment storm'. Print Edition | Subscribe