While the outlook for global markets remains relatively buoyant in the short term, investors should be mindful of their goals and time horizons before jumping in.
This was one of the takeaways from The Sunday Times Invest Seminar, held on Saturday at the Fairmont Singapore and attended by about 600 investors.
The event, now in its second year, gave investors a chance to hear from veteran financial journalists and experts from DBS Bank, who shared their views on the global economy and investment strategies.
Chief investment officer at DBS Group Wealth Management and Private Bank, Mr Lim Say Boon, started off the seminar with his outlook on long-term trends in Asian markets, such as China and Indonesia.
Mr Lim said that while stock prices have been on the rise, a correction in the markets is probably due - and investors should be buying into the correction as economies worldwide continue to grow.