How much time does investing take?

We assume that you want to invest for the long term. With your selection of shares, investment funds and ETFs - your portfolio - you want to achieve a good return over several years. Not today or tomorrow. What do you need to know and how much time does that take?

 

Take the time for proper preparation

Before you start it is good to know what you can expect from investing. For instance, find out what the risks of investing can be. It’s also important that you know the features of the investment instruments you are investing in. You can read more about shares, investment funds and ETFs in the Investors Academy. 

Before you buy or sell

Do you want to buy or sell a share? Always check the share prices and fundamental opinions of our experts first. And read the Essential Investor Information of the funds and ETFs you are interested in. 

Keep an eye on the news

If you have a long-term focus, you don’t have to follow the prices and stock market news every hour. However, it is important that you know which economic themes are current. We will keep you informed with our investment strategy and weekly newsletter. If you are only investing in a limited number of shares, it is wise to regularly check the prices. Especially if these shares come from the same country or are in the same sector. By adding more diversification to your portfolio, you reduce the chances of large fluctuations in the value of your portfolio and you will need to make fewer adjustments.

What’s best for you?

There are times when it makes sense to spend more time on investing:

  • Are share price fluctuations keeping you awake at night? Perhaps it is then time to look at a portfolio that is less risky or more diversified. 
  • Is your investment goal still the same? Sometimes your investment goal changes. Does your portfolio still fit in with that? We recommend that you check this at least once a year.  

In short: it doesn’t have to take a lot of time

With good preparation, you don’t have to spend time on it every day. But the more time you spend on it, the more you will know about your investments. And that is certainly not a waste of time.