Understanding market volatilty - Webinar now online

13/02/2012

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Investors have endured a bumpy ride over the past eight months as markets experienced some of the most severe market volatility since the Global Financial Crisis in 2008.

Many members have asked us why local markets are so unstable when Australia's economic fundamentals are relatively sound. The reality is that global financial markets are interconnected and problems elsewhere in the world, such as the current Eurozone debt crisis, have the potential to weigh heavily on Australian shares.

We've put together a short presentation that will give you a basic understanding of how share market cycles work, types of asset classes and how they are affected by market volatility, and common strategies to help manage risk.

We also look at some factors you should consider when choosing an investment strategy.

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