Reporting season update:
Volatility has created opportunity – Three stocks to watch
This last quarter of 2018 has been especially volatile, which spooked a lot of nervous investors, with money flooding out of the market, and the All Ordinaries closing down almost 10% over the 3 months.
Does this mean you shouldn’t be investing in shares?
Quite the contrary. As we mentioned last month, volatility is a normal part of the market and history has taught us that the market goes up more than it goes down,and the recovery is often rapid, as we saw with the subsequent 4% rebound in January, and to date is over 10% up from its low.
Star Stocks delivered strong returns during the month of January, outperforming the market once again.
In our next Stock Doctor webinar, Elio D’Amato and Jason Bartolo will discuss the principles of disciplined investing to contend with uncertainty, including:
- Maintaining a focus on quality and fundamentally healthy businesses;
- Managing your asset allocation – taking profits on the upside and being ready to buy back in when discount opportunities emerge;
- Understanding your tolerance to risk and investing appropriately; and
- Using the advanced tools in Stock Doctor to proactively and effectively manage your portfolio.
If you haven’t been applying these techniques, it’s not too late to benefit from the opportunities the market’s volatility is presenting. With reporting season in full swing, join us at the webinar to add rigour to your investment approach.
Elio joined us back in 2003 as an equities analyst. He’s now our Executive Director, a media commentator and delivers our education workshops for investors, offering a wealth of industry knowledge. Known in the industry for his expertise, he has regular media appearances with ABC TV, ABC Radio, Sky Business Channel, Smart Investor, Australian Financial Review, ASX and more.
Senior Business Development Manager - Stock Doctor
Jason joined the Lincoln team in early 2012. He is the conduit between our SMSF trustees, Financial Planners and Association Groups in successfully integrating our research into their strategies and processes. His experience involves on boarding of both the self-managed and managed fund investor.
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