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Those who started buying shares for the first time in the heady days of 2020 might have received a rude shock this year.
For many, it will have been the first time they saw their investments fall significantly. Some of their stocks might even be in the red.
This can be unsettling for rookies, but experts warn this is all part of investing.
In fact, if a person can’t handle that some of their holdings might lose value then, arguably, they should examine whether they have the stomach for investing.
The world’s most famous stock investor, Warren Buffett, warned last year that “some people are more subject to fear than others”.
“If you can’t handle it psychologically then you really…