Uncertainties about China’s economic reopening from COVID lockdowns, energy-supply disruptions related to the war in Ukraine, and the stability of U.S. and European banks weighed heavily on global markets in Q1 – adding volatility at various points through the quarter. The most influential factor on performance, however, may have been the ever-changing expectations of investors for the path of central-bank interest-rate hikes.
While it was comforting to see equity markets rally in Q1, the market’s day-to-day ups and downs can be stressful, and many uncertainties remain on the path ahead. But it’s important to put market performance into perspective, while also keeping your goals front and centre. Staying invested – and continuing to invest – throughout market fluctuations is the best way to capitalize on likely market recoveries. Read these tips for dealing with market volatility if you’re feeling anxious about your investments. If you have questions, a Co-operators financial representative is always ready to help.
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