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Things small investors should do in a bullish market

By Rohan A T

Taking the right business decisions are getting harder on a regular basis owing to the rapid changes as well the general dynamic nature of the corporate realm. While at the same time, the importance of the taking the right business decisions are also on the rise predominantly owing to the rising competition across almost all industry verticals. The same can be said for investment decisions. Proper investment decisions can be a great source of income for not just businesses but for individuals as well and owing to the dynamic nature of the stock market, it is getting harder for many to take the right investment decisions. What should we do in a bullish market, this is one question that many investors still have and before explaining tips to ensure best investments in bull market and what a bullish investor is, let’s talk about what a bullish market is.

To simply put, a bull market is a certain condition of the financial market in which there is a rise in the prices or the rise in price is expected. And a bullish investor is someone who expects the price of one or more securities is set to rise. With that cleared, lets now take a look at things small investors should in a bullish market.  

  • Importance of Quality Equity Portfolio: Owing to the unique nature of the bullish market, it is common to see many good and bad companies rallying with the market. And as the market matures one can see that the markets becoming much more selective when it comes to rewarding only specific businesses with the higher valuations. And for beginner investors it is important to keep in mind that bull market will gradually shift towards quality. So, make sure that you keep this in mind while investing.  
  • Financial Plan: One of your best bets to make the most out of the bullish market is to be guided by your financial plan. Basically, in this scenario, your financial plan is a basic framework which lays down how much your allocation should be for debt, gold, equities as well as liquid assets. Ensure that you stick to this financial plan and if the said allocation goes out of line, make adjustments accordingly to bring it back to original.
  • Not Waiting on Losses: One of the biggest problems with bull markets is the fact that it can surprise you not just on the upside but also on the downside as well. Owing to this, make sure that you don’t stick too much on loss making investment and exit at a certain price. As a result of the dynamic nature of the bullish market, this will allow you to move on which will help you to make other investments. Also, understand that a loss booking discipline is crucial if you want to make the best out of the bullish market.   
  • Market Momentum: Yet another important thing to keep in mind while investing in a bullish market is to be on the side of market momentum. This will help you as an investor to buy high but also wait for the stock to go higher or you can use the dips in the market to buy. Either way it is crucial that you stay on the side of the marker momentum to perform well in a bullish market.

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