Published on August 26, 2015 12:39 pm, by Jen Bakker
Share market volatility is normal. The worst thing investors can do is panic and sell without understanding the cycle of investing and why the share market ebbs and flows. Research shows and that there are downward corrections but a significant overall upward trend.
This week’s panic has been sparked mainly by events in China. Here we share some key information about what’s been happening in China:
In Australia the share markets appear to be rallying. Australian investors are snapping up “bargain” stocks. It’s a good time for investors to remember that shares go up and they go down. In general terms people understand that selling after a fall is a bad idea, however market dips cause concern and panic.
We would suggest remembering that the share market can be volatile. Your investments were made for a reason and if you are considering selling it could be the perfect time to seek advice or get back in touch with your adviser if you have one.
Over the long term shares tend to move up, however they take a journey that includes ups and downs along the way.
Jen is an experienced banking professional who loves wine, coffee, finding a bargain and of course her three beautiful children. Since Jen's first budget led her to buy a home at 20, Jen has passionately helped others to make better decisions with their money.