Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Economic Summary for the week ended 31st Aug 2015

Volatility hit record highs: both the S&P 500 VIX and Euro VSTOXX peaked at 40.8 compared to respective five year averages of 17.5 and 23.0. These global equity drawdowns were not foreseen, and some portfolios did suffer losses, but it is important to remember the long-term. If an investor had stayed fully invested in the MSCI ACWI over the past 14 years, their returns would be over 180% — yet, if this same investor had missed even just the 20 best days of the ACWI’s performance, their investment would be in the red.  Keep calm and stay invested.

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