Has Technology Made Us All Short-Term Investors?

Fund managers repeat the mantra of long-term investing, but trading apps, social media, and on-demand tech have made time horizons much shorter

Grace Oliver 15 September, 2021 | 11:04AM
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As technology has advanced, consumers have got used to having everything on demand. From news to next day deliveries, our lives have become more instant. But has this affected the way we invest?

Until only a few years ago, to change the funds you hold and the amount in them would take a matter of weeks. Now, we can download an app and change details within minutes (although the funds won’t be sold immediately, of course). If we need to know information on a fund’s performance, it is there to see within seconds. 

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