To do well in investments, don't focus too much on forecasts

Plan finances in such a way that you stay invested for the long term, with cash set aside for new opportunities

Around a year ago, market watchers were generally pessimistic about 2019.

After all, just a month earlier, on Christmas Eve, markets (represented by MSCI World Index) fell by 11.76 per cent as fears of an impending trade war between China and the United States grew.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 19, 2020, with the headline 'To do well in investments, don't focus too much on forecasts'. Subscribe