Which Market Moves are Important?

Sensible investing in times of distress relies on us working out whether market movements are short-term or significant

Matthias Palowski 5 April, 2018 | 8:51AM

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The recent market setback is a concern to many. With the potential of a trade war, rising interest rates and late cycle economic nerves, it is little wonder investors feel flighty. But is this the onset of something serious? Is it even justified? What opportunities – if any – may it create?

As an effective starting point, we must ascertain whether the collective knowledge of the market is a true reflection of reality. Specifically, against a backdrop of typically intelligent and motivated people on each side of a trade, every investor should question what is knowable and unknowable.

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Matthias Palowski  is a Senior Investment Analyst for Morningstar Investment Management

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