Economic and Markets Outlook 2022

Continuum Financial Planners Pty Ltd produces its annual Economic and Markets Outlook to provide a backdrop for clients (existing and prospective) to understand the framework on which we will base investment recommendations, at least during the first two quarters of the year.  In this instance, the outlook is for the 2022 calendar year.  (To review prior year editions of this topic, search our Blog Category Market Updates.) Several issues have [...]

By |2022-01-29T12:34:20+10:00January 29, 2022|Investment Strategies, Market Updates|0 Comments

Economic and Markets Outlook 2021

This Economic and Markets Outlook 2021 is presented so that our clients and other followers have some insight into factors that will be in our minds as we construct, review and revise investment portfolios in 2021 – particularly during the first half of the year.  (If a day in politics is a long time, a forecast year in investment markets is an eternity!) 2021 - a year of financial intrigue, [...]

Market volatility 2020

Investor uncertainty leads to Market Volatility Market volatility is an ever-present feature of investing: it is heightened during times of investor uncertainty. In this post we focus on those days in late March 2020, that saw the U.S. Equities market (as represented on the S&P 500 Wall Street index) decline 29% within a couple of days, followed by a rapid recovery of around 80% of that decline within a couple [...]

By |2020-07-31T09:45:13+10:00July 30, 2020|Wealth Management|0 Comments

Market volatility influences investment activity

That market volatility influences market activity, can be understood when it is realised that markets are driven by a number of factors, none the least of which are supply, demand, liquidity and price. With prices rising and falling by dramatic amounts in short periods of time (volatility); and liquidity created by such market action, investors who are strategically managing their portfolio will take the opportunity to sell shares on reaching [...]

By |2020-09-24T20:46:15+10:00October 31, 2018|Investment Strategies, Market Updates|0 Comments

Market volatility advantages

Market volatility is perpetual Market Volatility advantages the prudent investor; and the good news is that it is an ever-present feature of investment asset markets. It is the feature of investing that gives inexperienced investors most cause for concern - particularly when the rate of change in volatility increases in short timeframes. It is interesting to note however, that investment managers exploit market volatility that suits their strategic investment policies, [...]

By |2021-06-28T10:00:47+10:00October 31, 2018|Wealth Management|0 Comments
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