Strategies for a stock market downturn

It may sound obvious, but markets can go up, down, or sideways. Unfortunately, many investors get worried when markets start to head south. Successful investors have a strategy for each phase of the market. When markets do star to head lower, it is important to remember not to panic. Market volatility is normal and market downturns are often followed by market upturns. We have had large falls in the market for periods of time only for the market to head …

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Stocks to Avoid in a Chinese Downturn

Recent manufacturing data from China disappointed the market. It once again raised the question of whether growth in China can sustain these levels. Many believe that a Chinese slowdown could spiral the global economy into recession. This is because it is the world’s second largest economy. China is also Australia’s largest trading partner, purchasing 30.6 per cent of our exports. Our second highest trading partner is Japan, with a distant 12.7 percent. We believe that the Chinese will continue to …

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