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Investing with the news

You can buy on the news, but you have to think in a contrarian way

Panic from the ongoing share price correction in China finally overwhelmed common sense. Markets had finally fallen to a point where even policymakers appeared to have panicked. It was a fantastic opportunity to get in.

THE importance of news is often derided by value investors.

Ignore the noise, they say. Stick to what you believe in. The media only likes to stoke up greed and fear. Ignore the news.

In my limited experience dabbling in stock markets, there have been real opportunities to buy on