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Diversifying with ETFs and Beta

This practice can help manage volatility because not all stocks move the same way when the broader market swings. It also prevents a big drop in a single security from inflicting major damage on an account. And perhaps most important, diversification can reduce the kind of bad emotional reactions that happen when accounts swing in value.

Psychological Traps Investors Should Avoid

Anchoring is one. We’re often told to go with the first thing that pops into our minds, whether it’s the answer to a multiple choice test question or a trivial decision about which dessert to pick. It implies your first thought is pure instinct, a ‘blink’ decision (popularised by Malcom Gladwell), derived from subconscious data. Second-guessing yourself supposedly dilutes the magic.

Why Malaysian stock market optimism is rising

If you choose to trade with Monex, it’s even easier. We don’t charge application fees or inactivity fees. What you do need is proper market research. It will help you create a diverse portfolio, with viable shares from the West and the Orient. Monex trades in 12 markets, including Malaysia, so we keep a close eye on happenings there.