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The 2018 stock market correction and the art of being patient

The Fund Manager

For most investors 2018 was a year to forget and from peak to trough, the FTSE All-Share index lost about 16% of its starting value.

For many this was too much to take and several subscribers informed me of their decision to exit the stock market.

That may have been the right decision for them, but since the end of 2018 the market has done what it usually does after corrections and bear markets; it’s rebounded strongly.

For example, the FTSE All-Share is up more than 10% in the first quarter of 2019 alone, and is now only five percent or so below its previous all-time high.

Market’s go up and down. It’s what they do.

This is normal.

Markets collapse and then they recover.

What matters is not the events, but your response to them.

The Fund Manager

About John Kingham

John Kingham

John Kingham is the editor of UK Value Investor, the investment newsletter for defensive value investors. With a professional background in software analysis, John's approach to high yield, low risk investing is based on the Benjamin Graham tradition of being systematic and fact-based, rather than speculative. John is also the author of The Defensive Value Investor: A Complete Step-By-Step Guide to Building a High Yield, Low Risk Share Portfolio. His website can be found at:

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