Sharemarkets are the most volatile they’ve been in the past 20 years. Increased uncertainty, fear, forced and panic selling, as well as reduced liquidity, are all contributing factors to currently elevated levels of volatility. Read why.
In recent weeks, investment markets around the world have continued to experience significant volatility as investors try to assess the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – an event that no-one anticipated for 2020. How much of your super is invested in shares is important.
The world began 2020 much as it ended in 2019. There was growing optimism in the global economy with expectations that the US and China had ‘buried the hatchet’ on trade disputes and the United Kingdom would be exiting the European Union (EU) in a less disruptive fashion. This optimism lasted until February.
In Australia, economic growth in the September 2019 quarter remained weak with annual growth at 1.7% in the Autumn 2020 economic outlook.
We are so busy in our lives today. Decisions are made instantaneously, but knee-jerk reactions are often the wrong course of action. Taking the time to evaluate a situation can lead to a more informed decision and a better result in the long term.
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Many investors use a consistent, long-term strategy to build a more secure financial future through steady purchases of well-diversified investments. Most people would probably say they are investors, but the question is not so easily answered.
Slow economic growth is a global theme, with few exceptions. The Australian economy is not immune to this slowdown.
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What happened to the share market in 2018? Globally, share markets were down during the December 2018 quarter with the Australian share market falling 8.4% and the global share market index dropping 11.1%.