Oliver’s Insights: worries about sharemarket volatility

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This edition of Oliver’s Insights looks at the recent volatility and correction in share markets. The key points are as follows: After strong gains shares were due for a correction. Worries about the Fed, Japan, China and the growth outlook in Australia have provided the trigger.  However, with Fed tightening fears overdone, the US economy on a

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Prolonged market volatility triggering innovation in investing

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A new study released today by CREATE-Research and commissioned by Principal Global Investors finds continued market volatility has sidelined conventional investment wisdom. Therefore, innovation is essential in exploring new ways of investing and managing assets through this extended period of economic uncertainty.   The report, titled Innovation in the Age of Volatility, is a US

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Volatility needs active management to avoid lower returns

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Volatility strategies designed to combat the gyrations in equities markets need to be actively managed to ensure investors can reduce their losses when markets fall without sacrificing overall returns, van Eyk Research concludes in a new research paper.  The paper, Brave New World: Assessing Volatility Strategies for Portfolio Construction, looks at the range of asset

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Ways to handle market volatility

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Markets are being driven by politics and they won’t stabilise while the eurozone situation is unresolved and, more importantly, while the threat remains that Spain or Italy could go the same way. The eurozone accounts for around 10% of the value of world stock markets and European companies derive less than half of their profits

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Russell advises cautious approach to volatility investing

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Russell has released a research paper to raise awareness and encourage discussion Proper education required to understand payoffs and risks An exposure to volatility can offer investors the opportunity to enhance performance, either as an investment in its own right or as a hedging instrument, according to Russell Investments. Russell cites an exposure to volatility

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