14 May

4 Reasons to Invest in a Declining Market

The market over the past few months has been…well, in a state of decline. As many investors are looking to leave the market, I want to give you 4 reasons you should stay in or get in.

  1. The Market Tends To Be Resilient

History is on our side. The market tends to be very buoyant. Some recoveries take longer than others, but that is why investing needs to be a long-term approach.

Now remember that past performance doesn’t guarantee future performance. Its true there are no guarantees, the market may not come back up to what it has historically been in the past but it will come up. No one can predict the future, but I side with history and believe the property market will recover over time as it always does.

  1. Warren Buffett Agrees

Warren Buffett has a great quote that shares his philosophy on the subject: “Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.”

When you invest your hard-earned money into the property market, remember you are taking a risk. It is possible that you could lose money especially if you have a short-term mind set.

Knowing the market will bounce back over time lends confidence to take Buffett’s advice and be greedy when others are fearful.

  1. What’s Your Long-Term View On Property Investing?

I am extremely confident in the resiliency of our property market. For as long as I’ve been the Gladstone real estate market, it has gone BOTH up and down. It’s what the market does!

When you look at the Gladstone market, the chart looks like a roller coaster ride. When you analyse the chart out over longer periods of time like 5 years and 8 years it tends to smooth out the bumps. Yes, you can still see ups and downs, but it’s not nearly as intimidating when you view investing over longer periods of time.

  1. The Best Time To Buy …. When It’s On Sale

Whether you buy clothes, groceries, appliances, carpet, furniture, or cars you buy them when they’re on sale! Property is on sale too in the right market!

Investing shouldn’t be any different. Knowing that the property market bounces back over time, knowing Warren Buffett likes to be greedy when others are fearful, and believing in the resilient economy of Gladstone means, now is the time to get excited and buy your next investments or first home while it’s on sale!

Food for thought!!