Are gloomy times a good time to buy?
In this month’s Master Investor cogitation, Jonathan Davis and Sarah Lowther discuss whether the AIM market is suffering due to predictions of an impending Labour government and despite a plethora of bad news investor confidence is actually returning.
Davis considers the plight of indebted U.K. water companies using the Warren Buffett analogy of “You know who’s been swimming naked when the tide goes up.” He also references the third-party casualties of those with exposure to those utilities.
He shares his conversation with fund manager James Henderson who suggests now is the time to load up on mid and small cap shares. Lowther meanwhile shares her delight about Sam Volkering’s just released “The Crypto Handbook” and how she’s no longer afraid of a world she’s long been in denial of.
The pair agree on the market adage that the value of shares can go down as well as up, and this lesson is learned the hard way by fools and the foolhardy. “What’s the best way to become a millionaire? says Davis. “To start with a billion and invest in an airline stock.”