Over the last fifteen years, investment markets have experienced unprecedented volatility, leaving investors feeling cautious and uncertain. Billions of dollars were lost in the sub-prime mortgage crisis of 2008/2009 causing many to question the safety and security even of banks. There is no question that this period was extraordinary. However, history shows that markets eventually return to a more typical cyclical pattern. We have seen that with previous crises, such as the 1987 share market crash, the ‘Dotcom’ bubble which burst in early 2000 and the significant drop in share prices that occurred in March 2020 due to the COVID pandemic. Those investors who understand the secrets of successful investing are amongst those who suffered the least from adverse conditions in the markets. By learning these secrets, you too can be a successful investor!