Tag Archives: Market Volatility

Recent Market Volatility

Market Falls

In recent days the increase in volatility in the stock market has resulted in renewed anxiety for many investors. While it may be difficult to remain calm during a substantial market decline, it is important to remember that volatility is a normal part of investing. Additionally, for long-term investors, reacting emotionally to volatile markets may […]

Here’s the Prescription

As much as I value the unfettered access to information the internet provides, I recognise the potential harm that too much information can cause. Take, for example, a friend of mine, who was experiencing some troubling medical symptoms. Typing her symptoms into a search engine led to an evening of research and mounting consternation. By […]

Smart Investment Lessons

Since 2008, economic uncertainty and market volatility have tested the staying power of investors around the world. Many people fled equities during the worst months of the global financial crisis, while others waited for signs of a turnaround before investing more. Their emotional reactions may have exacted a large price on their wealth. The graph […]

Market Volatility

It’s very easy at the moment to focus only on negative news – of which there is plenty – and “run for the hills”. Global equity, fixed income and currency markets have traded with increased volatility over the past two months. Global economic growth is slowing and concerns about inflation levels are increasing, even as […]

Comment: Market Volatility

Following this week’s stockmarket volatility. Key points: Fundamental elements to market turmoil – sovereign debt concerns and weakening US growth But we believe the past few days reflect investor panic rather than true prospects for global assets There is a significant fundamental element behind the current market volatility, with European sovereigns facing very real problems […]