Thursday, 25 October 2012
Using Market Fluctuations as a guide to making Investment Decisions*
Graham, Chapter 8:
In chapter eight of Graham's book, he brings up the subject of market fluctuation. I think he makes an important point to those people who are monitoring their retirement portfolios almost on a daily basis.
He states that "the investor with a portfolio of sound stocks should expect their prices to fluctuate and should neither be concerned by sizable declines nor become excited by sizable advances" (p. 206).
With this in mind, he suggests using these fluctuations in the market as a guide to making investment decisions.
More precisely, he suggests using the dips in the market as points to acquire more of a quality stock along with finding new opportunities for suitable investments.
The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham