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Sideline is no place for investors, even in turbulent times

Exiting a rocky market rather than sticking it out can often lead to worse results for nervous investors, says Jack Delany, quantitative portfolio manager with the multi-asset team at Dublin-based Irish Life Investment Managers.

Delany said the temptation to cut and run can be strong, but markets favour those who dare to stay invested.

“It seems like a really natural response when your portfolio loses value to reduce risk and wait for better times,” he said. “But we know that over the long term, this can be a very costly strategy.”

Read the rest of this article on Investment Executive or listen to Jack Delany's interview.