TEHRAN-TEDPIX, the main index of the Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE), fell 45,000 points, or 3.6 percent, in the last Iranian calendar week.
On Wednesday (the last working day of the week), the index closed at around 1.249 million points.
Last week indices Mining and processing company Opal Kani Pars, Social Security Investment Company, Mobarakeh Steel Company and National Iranian Copper Industry Company were the most widely tracked indices.
TEDPIX is up eight percent in the last week of the past Iranian calendar year (ending March 20).
For this week, the index has increased by 101,000 points to 1.307 million.
After several weeks of downturn, growth finally returned to TSE, Iran’s main stock exchange, as TEDPIX rose 2.4 percent in the last week of February.
Analysts and market experts suggest that investors focus more on long-term investments in the Iranian stock market and invest through intermediary instruments such as exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to stave off potential losses in the current Iranian calendar year (starting March 21).
They also advise shareholders to avoid impulsive decisions to exit the market, shaken by unexpected fluctuations in the stock market last year.
In this regard, the deputy chairman of the board of directors of the Tehran Stock Exchange, Javad Eshki-Nejad, said that the “exit strategy” is the worst option that a shareholder can take.
“For some hasty shareholders, exiting the market is their first choice after any hesitation, although we have repeatedly stated that this is the worst type of strategy in this market,” Eshki-Nejad told IRNA.
“Only those shareholders who invest in this market with a long-term vision should count on profit,” he stressed.
According to the official, people who want to invest in this market with little capital and do not have much experience in this regard should invest through intermediary instruments such as ETFs.
“Investing directly in the market is intended only for people who have sufficient experience in this market and are familiar with the risks,” he stressed.
Market analyst Alireza Taybar believes that investors should look at the trend of stock trading in the past year as a yardstick for their investments in the current year and avoid going directly to the market.
According to him, people should invest in this market through intermediaries such as financial institutions in order to make a reasonable profit in the market and prevent possible losses.
In addition to analyzing the stock market, shareholders need to be careful about the value of companies’ profitability and spend more time analyzing the market when investing, Tajbar said.
Stock market expert Mohammad Ekbal-Nia also suggests that investors always have a long-term vision of investing in the stock market, and if they do not have sufficient knowledge or time to spend in the market, it is better to enter the market through methods such as mutual funds.
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