Good returns are realised ver time
Keeping faith with fundamentals, even if this means enduring short-term uncertainty and occasional short-term pain
Earn better returns over time from riskier assets
Go against the crowd when markets are at extremes
Investing for the long term means you are able to take on riskier assets, which should deliver better results to make up for taking on more risk. It can be daunting - with returns accumulating slowly and unpredictably, but over time, these assets can produce more favourable results.
The largest losses tend to arise from following the crowd. Yet, choosing to stand apart is often one of the most difficult investment decisions.In these situations, a long-term orientation gives you the flexibility to take positions against the crowd, especially when markets are at extremes.
Long-termism is not just a principle. It must be put into practice.This requires patience, courage and discipline from everyone involved.
This enables us to make the most of our total portfolio, and to reap sustainable long-term returns to secure Singapore’s financial future.
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