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Greek Crisis – Buy, Buy, Buy or Sell, Sell, Sell?

After months of drama, false hopes and unpleasant surprises it looks as if the Greek crisis is finally coming to a conclusion.

Whether there will be a final Euro fudge or, as I expect, Greece leaves the Euro at least there will be an agreement of sorts.

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Whatever the outcome the effect on the UK economy will be minimal and it should not be long before there is a recovery in the UK stockmarket.

I am a simple soul who is not a fan of short term trading or trying to forecast market moves. What I am is a big, big fan of buying when everyone else is selling, and selling when everyone else is buying.

If you are fully invested – stay invested. If you have cash to invest then think very carefully about investing it at current levels. Perhaps spread your bets a little by phasing it in over the next couple of weeks.

If you are a medium term investor, as most of my clients are, don’t worry if it goes down some more before if goes up. You will have already bought at a substantial discount to April’s prices.

If you are a short term investor don’t be greedy. Before you invest decide what is a sensible level of profit and sell immediately you reach that level. For example you may decide that a 5% profit over just a couple of months is entirely acceptable.

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