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What your investment manager won't tell you

What your investment manager won't tell you

Fund groups, financial advisers, investment managers and the authorities have reassured investors that recent equity market falls are nothing to worry about and should be treated as a buying opportunity. It is a healthy correction, stocks are now better value. Even the International Monetary Fund says so, they say. Given that markets tend to fall sharply, but spend most of their time rising, the odds are in their favour – but they did this before the technology, media and telecoms (TMT) bubble burst in 2000 and again as the credit crisis started to unfold in 2007. On both occasions the rush to reassure investors was wrong.

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