A rough start to the year, seven reasons not to get too concerned

A rough start to the year, seven reasons not to get too concerned

A rough start to the year, seven reasons not to get too concerned 150 150 SSJuanito

You will have seen headlines about the poor start to share markets in 2016, and may be concerned about global growth, falling commodity prices and geopolitical instability – however it’s important to keep things in perspective.

Key points to note:

  • A condensed combination of unexpected events in China, the Middle East and North Korea prompted sharp sell-offs in share markets.
  • We expect market volatility to continue, however our expectation remains for better returns this year than we saw in 2015.
  • AMP Capital’s active investment management and Dynamic Asset Allocation capability positions us to respond to this market sell-off and future continued volatility.
  • Shares often go through rough patches; selling after falls just turns a paper loss into a real loss; market falls throw up opportunities; and dividends remain more attractive and more stable than bank interest.

For a full market update, please follow the link to our one page Market Update from Dr Shane Oliver from AMP.

Should you have any queries, please contact your adviser on 07 3029 5400 for Brisbane or 07 4632 5466 or Toowoomba.