The first two weeks in February set hearts racing, and unfortunately it had nothing to do with Valentine’s Day. Between the 26th January and 9th February 2018, global equity markets had fallen 10%. However, by month end, the MSCI World Index, which tracks the performance of global shares, had recovered most of its losses ending down – 4.3% in February.Volatility is Emotional
For seasoned investors, volatility is part and parcel of achieving long-term investment goals. For others it can be anxiety inducing. It always triggers emotion. Our role at WellsFaber, is to assist our clients in keeping both eyes firmly on the long-term investment process and to ensure that volatility does not sew doubt nor distract from the objective. This is often our most challenging role as financial advisors.