After a long period of relative calm in the markets, the increase in stock market volatility in recent days has renewed anxiety for many investors.
As a whole, 2019 was a strong year for risk assets. Domestic equities led the way, with the S&P returning 31.49% for the year.
Year to date, global equity market returns remain strong, but returns were mixed for the third quarter.
Global equity markets were positive for the second quarter. Domestic equities (as measured by the S&P 500) returned 4.30%, International equities (as measured by the MSCI EAFE Index) returned 3.68%, and Emerging Markets (as measured by the MSCI Emerging Markets Index) returned 0.61%.
Global equity markets were positive across the board for the first quarter, with Real Estate Investment Trusts (as measured by the Wilshire REIT Index) being the best performing asset class.
What should you make of recent ups and downs in the stock market? Here’s helpful context on volatility and expected returns.
So that’s what market volatility feels like! It has been a while since we’ve had dramatic swings in stock markets across the globe. But these past few months have been a reminder of how volatile markets can be.
There are many ways to make a fortune. You might inherit money, win the lottery or build a thriving business and sell it. You can also work hard in your career, save and invest with discipline. Making a fortune often includes elements of risk and luck.
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It’s interesting that Warren Buffett, the fourth wealthiest person in the world (according to Forbes) and one of our most successful investors, offers some sage investment advice to his adoring public that is largely ignored. His simple message to investors is to avoid trying to beat the market.