Best Advice: Stay Put

I'm a loser, financially speaking. In the past year my HSBC Asian equity investment fund has lost 31% of my already laughable savings. Sure, February 2000 was probably not the time to jump into the market, but I'd put off investing for so long that I felt I had to ignore common sense and just do it. Bad idea. Equities have gone downhill ever since. Of course, I'm not alone: millions of people across Asia have seen their net worths shrink dramatically in recent months. Other than weeping ourselves to sleep and kicking ourselves in the pants, how can we ease...

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