How To Cope With Share Market Turbulence

The coronavirus pandemic is just one example of how events beyond our control can impact share markets. The Australian market  (ASX200) fell from a post GFC high (February 20), by 37% in just over a month- one of the fastest sell offs since the 1987 crash; then rallied over 20% in April, 2020.

Events such as the coronavirus pandemic are also known as a “black swan”, a term created by risk analyst Nassim Nicholas Taleb, to describe occurrences that come out of the blue. Investing in shares is about the future, and nobody has a crystal ball, so “black swan” or what the experts call risk-off events can catch investors unaware.

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