If you would have read my previous post on Economic Updates and how it affects your investments, I did mention that the best time to invest is when situations around us are not positive. When every one is crying wolf, it is the time to go shopping for deals. And it is really easy to identify when people are crying wolf. You don’t need to go any where. Our news media does this job perfectly well and lives up to expectations. This article is just to show one example of how headlines can give you those indications. I have pasted a screen shot of the today’s news headline on moneycontrol.com.
Please do note that I am not demeaning the quality of news being published by our news media. I follow them very regularly and take them objectively. They are doing their job of providing facts and opinions of experts. It is easy to identify negativity by just reading the head lines. An average investor will get scared and would rather keep their money parked in bank accounts and fixed deposits waiting for the right time to invest in long term assets like equities. They follow the news articles to find the right time to invest when situations look good. But isn’t that too late. By the time the good news hits the press, the opportunity to accumulate assets at rock bottom prices is lost.
What would you do reading such news articles in the press ?
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