You don’t have to be an experienced investor to realise that the value of investments can go down as well as up. Experience and expertise are needed to make the most of these changes. And this is what we’re here for.
How concerned you are with these variations will depend on how much you have invested, how much the value drops, what your investment goals are, and what your timeframe is.
There is a strong correlation between risk and reward. The more risk you take, the greater the likely reward … but also the greater the possible loss. Your attitude to risk and your capacity to absorb loss are key factors is making investment decisions.