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Investment 101: An investor's guide to managing the recent market volatility

The investment world has been through several vicious cycles in the last two years. The pandemic, foreign wars, and other global events led markets to turn topsy-turvy. Given the rapid fluctuations, investors adapted to ad hoc investing. As the markets started showing positive growth, they invested, and as it started going on a downward slope, they ejected their investments.

While the ad hoc investing might have protected the capital for some investors, it led to diminishing returns. Many institutional investors pulled out large sums of money during the onset of the pandemic and have been waiting for the right time to invest their money. Retail investors, too, have shown similar patterns and have been sitting on piles of cash.

With dormant capital, investors are missing out on investment opportunities that present themselves amongst the market headwinds. Here are a few investment monitoring hacks that can help investors make the most of global headwinds.