Share market valuations have plummeted in the past few weeks, providing some rare opportunities for investors looking for bargains. If you’re fortunate enough to be sitting on some cash, you might be wondering if the share market offers any opportunities for you right now.
But how do you invest in the share market when prices are changing so much from day to day? If you purchase a pair of shoes at a discounted price it’s easy to see the opportunity and feel confident you’re buying a bargain. But buying shares when prices drop seems to make us feel even more nervous.
If you’re thinking about investing but you’re worried about when to do so, learning more about how it works is a valuable starting point. So here’s a look at two different approaches to entering the market right now: the lump sum investment and dollar cost averaging.