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October 12, 2018 Blog 1 min read
Many are trying to explain what was behind recent market volatility, but some of the arguments being made don’t add up.
  • When market’s turn volatile, investors often expect that there must be a clear explanation of why it happened. That isn’t always the case.
  • Concerns about inflation, rising interest rates, and global trade have been cited as potential causes for the recent selloff in stocks. It’s not clear that any fully explain why the sharp downdraft occurred, as all were known risks.
  • Overall economic fundamentals remain solidly positive with seemingly limited risk of a sharp slowdown, let alone a recession.
  • Regardless of the cause, recent market volatility shouldn’t be a cause for investors to deviate from their strategy.

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