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With the stock market becoming more stable and the advancements of technology allowing anyone to invest easily, it would seem that your investments are safe. However, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. With the advancements in technology, hackers have developed new ways of gaining access to investment portfolios without being detected. If you don’t have proper security on your investment portfolio, it can be lost in the blink of an eye and oftentimes you are not able to recover your investment. Here are 3 tips to guard your investments now and in the future. 

Have a balanced portfolio

As the common saying goes, don’t put all your eggs in one basket. The same must be applied with investments, as investing in one stock or option will leave you more vulnerable if that option or stock experiences any form of loss. Search around for options where you can invest your money,  and invest in the long-term where possible. Not all the options in your portfolio have to succeed but the more money you spread in your portfolio, the less risk you take in the short-term and long-term. 

Control your emotions: 

Whenever you have a rush of emotions, take some time to figure out your emotions and control them before making any decision. When it comes to investing, making the most logical decision with facts in lieu of intuition will provide the most returns and more peace of mind. One more point to add is to perform research so there are very little if any doubts about any current or future investments you are making.

Understand your limits: 

The main goal for any investor is to invest the most amount of money possible without a heavy risk while achieving a high return on investment percentage. However, this goal is not always achievable. It’s key to remember how much of your assets you are willing to risk on a particular investment, as one that may seem promising may turn sour further down the road. The higher the risk associated with the investment, the potential for higher profits or losses occurs. Analyze how much money you’re willing to part with for investments, and remember that number. 

Disclaimer: This article is meant strictly for informational purposes. Not intended as financial or investment advice. Do not misuse or misconstrue the information in this article. Seek advice from your personal financial advisor on matters pertaining to investments/finances.