The S&P 500 exhibited a good start this April. The first week of the month ended positively with the index going 2% higher, this being the seventh time in a row with favorable closes in trading sessions. So far this year, the index shows an addition of 15% gains and 1.5% from the all time high. International markets have recommenced advancement in sales and profits which is precisely what a bull market needs. Because of this, the global stock exchange rally has reopened once again.

The MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) have presented prevailing uptrend in the markets with a chain of higher highs and higher lows following the fall experienced in December. The same sequence can also be seen in other markets around the globe and possibility of it being a head-fake is most improbable. So far, the global market rally predicts productive improvement in the future within a wider scope.

Upon seeing optimistic news about the market such as the abovementioned report, a lot of people might think of leaping into the market investing. In doing so, one should be informed that when attacking the market, there can be many ways to do so. One of these ways is through following human nature.

Human emotion plays a huge part when it comes to dealing with the stock market. This can greatly determine how stressful investing can be. The ability to acknowledge issues which they can control and ignore issues which they cannot manage can be a key determinant of a stress free investing. Having a carefree attitude can be useful, wherein a person is only concerned about achieveing his/her desired outcome without minding what happens. By doing this and without feeling stressed, investors are bound to make less mistakes and are able to move forward in the market. This can be compared of how Napoleon defined a military genius, "The man who can do the average thing when everyone else around him is losing his mind."


By: Cyril Latrice Cajanding