SINGAPORE (Oct 8): If I’ve learnt anything as an investor over the last few decades, it’s that volatility is not a bad thing if you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs. Market panics are a great opportunity to buy shares in good companies at bargain prices, while periods of euphoria can be a good time to sell. But taking advantage of this ebb and flow of sentiment often involves a degree of speculation, or trading with incomplete information. And, investors should not complain when bets they make do not pay off.

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