It’s a fact that the stock market offers the most accessible way to substantially grow your savings over time. Though, one of the obstacles to finding success in the stock market can be anxiety. The idea that you might make a wrong move that can spell financial disaster is enough to keep some people from making the right kinds of calculated risks that could spell greater success and financial security.
Striking the right balance between action and emotion is one path forward. The financial website Motley Fool recently offered some helpful insight on common stock fears and how you can negate them to move forward.
Don’t worry about the big crashes
They may garner the most headlines in the press or on social media posts, but stock market tanks like that of 2008 or 2020 are not the norm. In fact, the article suggests correctly that investment in stocks is mostly akin to a steady car ride, not a rollercoaster. A focus on the middle ground instead of the extremes is a good early step to quell any fears related to making moves.
Think of the investment, not the outcome
It’s not what society may tell you, but it’s OK to not fixate on making the wrong decision. Instead, think of that as the outcome of a firm, informed decision. Feeling confident about the information you’ve been provided about a stock and if it’s the right choice for you should be the emphasis point, not the perceived outcome.
Live for today, even financially
This is where it’s important to think about where prices stand currently, not what the past has necessarily dictated. Waiting on “the right time” to purchase or “the best price” is perhaps too much speculation. Live in the now and make decisions based on where things stand currently.
Realize the power of the stock market
If you choose to go down a more fiscally conservative path, you may not benefit from the same kind of future reward as you would with stocks. Growing your savings through stocks can be one way to invest in your future that can work better than simply throwing it into an account with little return on investment.
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