The idea that investors need to protect themselves against market volatility is outdated. By understanding the nature of volatility and its impact, investors could benefit from sustained portfolio diversification. However, to do so they would need first to bust the myths about market volatility.
According to Triple3 Partners’ chief investment officer, Simon Ho these myths included the following assumptions:
- The market had been volatile in recent years
- Volatility was bad for investor portfolio
- High volatility would equal negative returns
- Volatility was a good reason to say out of the market
- Volatile markets would mean a bubble would be forming
Ho also stressed that one of the most persistent volatility myths of recent times was that markets had been volatile and investors should be cautious.
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