Volatility: 10 key messages for investors

The attached note takes a look at the 10 key messages to help investors steer their portfolios through volatile times. The key points are as follows:

  1. Volatility is a normal part of long-term investing

  2. Over the long term, equity risk is usually rewarded

  3. Market corrections can create attractive opportunities

  4. Avoid stopping and starting investments

  5. The benefits of regular investing stack up

  6. Diversification of investments helps to smooth returns

  7. Invest in quality, dividend-paying stocks for regular income

  8. Reinvest income to increase total returns

  9. Don’t be swayed by sweeping sentiment

  10. Active investment can be a very successful strategy

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