Are we heading for a prolonged bear market?19th December 2018
While global and New Zealand shares had a nice bounce from their late October lows – rallying about 5%, partly reversing their 10% or so top to bottom fall, they have since fallen back to their lows as the worries about US rates, bond yields, trade, technology shares, etc, have moved into broader concerns about global growth and profits. Our assessment remains that it’s too early to say we have seen the lows, but we remain of the view that...
Performance of World Share Markets and VolatilityNovember 2018
In the first three weeks of January 2018 alone the S&P 500 crossed ten new record closing highs in 13 days of trading. Then, in February, the index lost all its gains from 2018 in a few days. Over the next 7 months it built up gains again, and then lost all them over the course of three weeks in October. What’s going on? .....
Why you Should Not be Afraid of Market VolatilityApril 2018
When movement in the share market is up one day, noticeably down for the next week, then appears to be traveling upward again, only to spiral downward again, that's what financial advisers call share market volatility. Should you be concerned .....
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