Investors: Ignore the Doom and Gloom

OPINION: Valuations may no longer be as attractive as they were – but if you had listened to the negative press in 2009, you would have missed out on incredible gains

Emma Wall 5 September, 2014 | 4:31PM
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My friends often call me Positive Pamela. I am a glass-half-full optimist, a morning person and an evening person. This is an anomaly among financial journalists, who like to predict doom and gloom – warning investors that market rises are too good to be true and the only way from here is down.

Against market expectations US debt rallied this year

I am sure I have also been guilty of scaremongering in the past, but more often than not these doomsday apocalypses do not come to pass. If you had sold out of fixed income when the bond bubble first threatened to burst more than two years ago you would have missed out on significant gains. Against market expectations – and hedge funds’ bets – US government debt rallied further early this year.

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Emma Wall  is former Senior International Editor for Morningstar

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