When it comes to investing in the stock market, it is widely recommended by leading investment experts to “buy low and sell high.” Realistically this is (of course) the best case scenario, and hardly a fool-proof plan for investing. Let’s stop for a moment and consider how many investors did not get the opportunity to sell their plummeting stocks, when the global financial crisis began to unfold in 2008. At that time, many unsuspecting investors suffered significant losses, not just in terms of their assets but to their confidence and trust in the established traditional investment model; as well. Because of this, many investment-seekers regard stocks and bonds as a very risky investment strategy, and are moving away from this traditional investment offering.
There was a time when the traditional investing methods were seen as the only investment option available to private investors. Nowadays, thanks to the abundance of profitable alternative investment options now available in the marketplace, that fact is changing. Over the course of the last five years (since 2008), alternative investment offerings have been emerging and demonstrating to the investment community, that they can consistently out-perform risky stock market investments by a very attractive profit margin; that (to the surprise of most) continues to widen. As investment alternatives have become increasingly more popular with the international investment community, the traditional options like the stock market have been losing long-time investors, to offerings with lower investing risk and more favorable returns.
In most instances, those investors who have invested in established alternative investments are now enjoying better-than average returns, both consistently and constantly. Because of this, most have absolutely no intention of selling-off their investment, at any time in the near future. In fact, many investors have come to realize the long-term value in keeping their alternative holdings. It is what happy investors are more commonly referring to as, “receiving a great return on investment.” With that being said, the mass exodus out of traditional investments is underway and discouraged stock market investors are becoming more and more inclined to sell-off their risky stock investments, regardless of whether it is the “best time” to do so or not.