Opinion | Four investor types a zooming market shows up
Mature equity investors understand that you have to be in the game to profit from it
There are always those two or three days in a five- to seven-year period that patient equity investors wait for. They wait for these days not just to see the value of their money go up, but also to quietly push back at the jibes of non-equity believers. The Sensex has gained nearly 8% in three trading sessions, wiping out the losses of a few months and the despondency that was beginning to set in, aided by the naysayers who had begun to escalate the “equity-is-useless" narrative. But mature equity investors understand that you have to be in the game to profit from it. They know that nobody can predict when a big market move will happen and it is good to be in the market rather than scramble together money and routes to get to the market when the move happens. They know that investing in equity is not an art nor is it a science for retail investors. It is actually a routine and, therefore, boring activity that uses the stock market for long-term wealth creation. Here are four investor types and how financial advisers deal with them.