06 Jun '11, 1am

Invest with your head, not your heart: Barclays

LONDON - WEALTHY individuals who make investment decisions based on emotion rather than strategy can lose up to 20 per cent of their returns over a 10-year period, a Barclays Wealth study on Monday showed. Following a pre-determined investment strategy can help investors avoid costly mistakes like buying high and selling low when markets are in crisis, the report said. 'We are suggesting to people not to trade so much because it is not in their interest ... You should only change strategy in periods of quite reflection. (Investment strategy) is allowed to evolve over time but you have to do it in a thoughtful way,' Mr Greg Davies, head of behavioural finance at Barclays Wealth, said. That discipline pays dividends, Mr Davies said, pointing out that those who stuck to a structured investment strategy are on average 12 per cent richer than those who do not. Mr Davies and his...

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