Investment guide

When is a good time to invest?

Is now a good time to invest?

No one could have imagined that after strong market performance in 2019, the first few months of 2020 would have been dominated by COVID-19. Right now nothing is certain but uncertainty‘s no reason to put your future plans on hold. 

Any investment should be looked at as a medium to longer-term goal (five years or more). The sooner you start investing, the sooner your money could be working for you.

How to start investing

Some people try to ‘time the market’ – they watch how share prices are moving to find the perfect time to invest. We believe good investing is about “time in the market”, rather than “timing the market”.

Read the investment information below to help you get started and make investing part of your financial planning.

In this article we’ll explain a few investment truths, in terms that should make sense to everyone.


Seize the opportunities

By trying to time the market you can miss possible opportunities.

The right option

Is investing the right option for you?

When it comes to the potential for investment growth, timing is less of an issue than not being invested at all.

Financial planning

Investing should be part of your financial planning

Investing shouldn’t just be seen as a short cut to the potential for higher returns.

Learn more about Royal Bank Invest

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Already a Royal Bank Invest customer?

If you've already invested online through Royal Bank Invest, you can track the progress of your investment as and when you want with your online investment account. 

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