I would like to seek your advice regarding my stock purchase in Arabtec. I purchased shares in UPP as well, but because of the fall in oil prices I have suffered a heavy loss. How I can recover my loss? Recently I purchased Arabtec shares again. Will the price rise like Emaar? TS, Abu Dhabi
The common disclaimer of “the value of shares/investments will fall as well as rise” is used with good reason. The value and returns from the purchase of shares can never be guaranteed and shares are generally viewed as a higher-risk investment, especially over the short term, as they can fluctuate so much in a short period. No one can accurately predict markets generally, let alone the performance of the shares of a specific company, so it is impossible to say what will happen to the share prices of the companies mentioned. It is possible that a share price can recover over time, but there is no certainty of that. If someone is not willing to accept the risks associated with the purchase of shares, I would suggest they should not buy them and instead consider more stable types of investment.
Keren Bobker is an independent financial adviser with Holborn Assets in Dubai, with over 20 years’ experience. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter at @FinancialUAE.
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