The pullback in shares

Sharemarkets have fallen of recent.  Please click the link below to view Shane Oliver's thoughts on what is driving this fall in markets.

Key points raised are:

  • The current pullback is shares has been triggered by a range of things, but most notably worries about rising US interest rates and the US/China conflict.
  • Share may still have more downside
  • Key things for investors to bear in mind are that :
    • corrections are normal
    • in the absence of recession a deep bear market is unlikely
    • selling shares after a fall locks in a loss
    • share pullbacks provide opportunities for investors to more cheaply
    • while shares may have fallen, dividends haven't
    • to avoid getting thrown off a long-term investment strategy it's best to turn down the noise during times like this