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Resist temptation: the herd isn’t always right

Resist temptation: the herd isn’t always right

The ‘corona crunch’ has decimated the stock market in an unprecedented manner. A bear market is difficult to navigate at the best of times, let alone during a global pandemic. At times of uncertainty, it can be easy for investors to get caught up in a herd mentality, following others for direction and reassurance. Surely, if the share price is on its way up at a time like this, you’re onto a winner? But herein lies the danger of the bandwagon. You could be joining a run that has already taken place or extending a stretched valuation.

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