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In unprecedented times, market volatility and the news headlines that follow can often be a cause of concern for members – particularly when it comes to superannuation.
Since emotions pose a threat to our financial health, it is important that we are aware of them so we can make the best possible decisions to ensure financial security.
It is absolutely important that investors avoid emotional, panicked decision making. Investors who panic sell run the risk of selling low and crystallising losses in their portfolios. Read why.
Regularly checking in on your retirement plan is always a sensible strategy. Keeping track of your finances becomes even more important in times of economic uncertainty. Given the changes we’ve seen due to Coronavirus, now is a good time to take a look at your retirement income plan with fresh eyes. We’ve put together a list of resources to help you.
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.