Time in the market, not timing the market

Time in the market, not timing the market

3rd December 2019

As yet another general election looms over the UK population, you could be forgiven for not quite feeling in the festive spirit. I think we can all agree no one really wants to be thinking about politics and the future of the country in December. I’m sure we would all much rather be sipping mulled wine and searching for the perfect Christmas tree.

With more uncertainty in the air we know that many of you might be concerned about what may lie ahead for your investment. It can be tempting at times like these to make short term decisions in an attempt to protect your money from the prospect of adverse market conditions.  As understandable as this is, it goes against a basic principle which all investors should endeavour to follow – ‘time in the market, not timing the market’.

What do we mean by this? Well, it is quite normal for markets to rise and fall and here at Omnis we strongly believe that with any uncertainty comes opportunity.  We are both active and agile in our approach and well positioned to be able to take advantage of these opportunities as they arise. Simply put, our aim is to use market fluctuations to buy low, sell high. By being an active investor, we are always looking for these opportunities.

As always, diversification – the concept of not having all your eggs in one basket – is a key investment principle which all investors should follow. Diversification is central to our approach when managing your money and key to protecting against unfavourable market outcomes.  Our fund ranges, and portfolios are spread across a multitude of top tier fund managers, sectors, geographies and investment types. So, you can rest assured that your Omnis investments are being carefully managed with your long-term investment goals in mind.

Your Financial Adviser would have ensured that your portfolio is only taking on as much risk as you are comfortable with, to meet your long-term financial goals. That’s why our partnership with your Financial Adviser is so important to us.

We are a long term active investment manager, and consider the wider, longer term impact of short term economic or political events. There will always be changes and challenges - it’s important to remember, that investing should not be considered with a short-term view.  

The value of investments and any income from them can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount invested.