Tips That Will Make You Become A Better Investor In 2018

Quant vs Traditional InvestorsBy Andyhill8 (Andy Hill) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Opting for a business line of credit is not a difficult in today’s world. We can achieve the task without working hard for it. However, it is important to understand that investing is not as easy as obtaining a loan or business credit. With this, most of the investors are worried about the Trends and are looking for different ways in which they can improve their position as an investor.

If you’re in line to make yourself a better investor in 2018, here are some tips you should follow.

1. Learn from the past trends

Trends have always made it easy for analysts to find some ideal analytics that can help investors improve the strategies. However, analysts might even miss out on a number of important points, and if you’re following a particular analyst who has made a mess by missing out the important points, you’ll be the one losing because of them. So, make an effort to learn about the past Trends all by yourself and be a proactive learner to understand the trends and reap the benefits out of the process.

2. Do not depend on the market’s volatile nature

The market is highly volatile, but if you’re dependent on the volatility of the market and specific stocks, you’re bound to make a loss shortly. So, make it a point to avoid being dependent on the markets volatile nature.

3. Have an ideal mix of long term and short-term Investments

It is not difficult to have an ideal mix of long term and short-term investments because most of us have been following the market and we know which ones are highly reliable and can be good enough for us in the long run. Apart from this, short term gains in short term investments will help us in ensuring that we will be happy with an ideal mix to feed us in the short term as well as in the long run.

4. Understand your portfolio

If you want to succeed as an investor, it is important to have adequate knowledge about the types of investments available in the market and understanding what you have invested in the past. Understanding your existing portfolio will give you an idea about what sections have been touched and what sections should be avoided. In this case, it will be easy for you to focus on what is ideal for us and when we should invest in such Investments.

So, do your research and be happy about the steps you’ll take in the future.

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About the Author

Ankur Shah
Ankur Shah is the founder of the Value Investing India Report, a leading independent, value oriented journal of the Indian financial markets. Ankur has more than eight years of equity research experience covering emerging markets, with a focus on India and South East Asia. He has worked as both a buy-side investment analyst for a global long/short equity hedge fund and a sell-side analyst for an emerging markets investment bank. Ankur is a graduate of Harvard Business School. You can learn more about his latest views on global markets at the Value Investing India Report. -- He can be emailed at

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