The pullback in shares - seven reasons not to be too concerned

Key points The current pullback in shares has been triggered by worries around US inflation, the Fed and rising bond yields but made worse by an unwinding of bets that volatility would continue to fall. We may have seen the worst, but it’s too early to say for sure. However, our view remains that it’s just another correction. Key things for investors to bear in mind are that: corrections in the order of 5-15% are normal; in the absence of recession, a deep bear market is unlikely; selling shares after a fall just locks in a loss; share pullbacks provide opportunities for investors to pick them up more cheaply; while shares may have fallen, dividends haven’t; and finally, to avoid getting thr

The Harvest: Summer 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of our client newsletter, The Harvest. We hope you find our Summer edition interesting with articles on how to work out your retirement number, property prices and how 2017 has been kind to investors. There is a real concern that some folks are betting on property prices continuing to rise to increase their overall wealth. We ask you to consider alternative means of saving regardless of your financial goal. Whether it is ensuring you have enough money to retire on, sending your children to private school or ensuring you have enough money to travel, “don’t put your all your eggs in the one basket” continues to make sense in the current economic environment.

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