How to Prepare if Markets Take a Downturn

After the relative calm of the summer months, market volatility has picked up again in October. While we remain positive on the long-term outlook for both the global economy and asset markets alike, here we share our thoughts on being prepared – and what to do if we experience a market correction.

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Bali’s Growth High

I have been to Bali twice. Once was on honeymoon. The other time was to give a keynote speech at the Asian Development Bank annual meeting that was taking place there. It is far better suited to holidays and romance than finance and banking.

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Brexit and the UK Economy

This note focuses on Brexit and the UK economy. The key message is that we, as managers of Netwealth portfolios, continue to closely assess this area, and likely consequences. Naturally, no-one has a crystal ball, particularly when it comes to the political, economic and financial interactions that are possible, but we can assess the risks, opportunities and likely consequences in a logical way.

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Portfolio Update: Emerging Markets

A lot of investor attention this year has been focused on the so-called Emerging Markets, which represent less mature, developing economies. Here, we summarise our take on what has occurred so far this year, its impact on Netwealth portfolios and give our assessment for the future outlook.

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Various factors will typically be out of your control when you invest – such as market performance and volatility, inflation and your life expectancy – but focusing on four key things you can influence is a smart way of thinking about investing for the long term.

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Cognitive and emotional biases often prevent us from making the most of our money – but which regularly do us the most harm?

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The Importance of Financial Education

To embark on any journey successfully usually requires a well thought out plan. If the destination is a comfortable financial future, we should have a good understanding of the best paths to take.

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Keeping On Top of Risk

What are the risks facing the economic outlook and the financial markets? The tenth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers has prompted much comment on whether another global financial crisis might be imminent.

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China: Politics Driving Markets

We enter autumn with many political and policy issues overhanging financial markets. The main underlying global story is continued strong growth in the US and the prospect of further policy tightening by the US Fed. Outside of the US, the growth picture varies, as does the immediate outlook for monetary policy.

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To ensure that our service continues to deliver what clients want, Netwealth recently conducted a survey in conjunction with YouGov to find out what are the key issues that matter to investors. Here is an overview of our findings.

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