Global shares have fallen 8% so far this year, initially driven by declines in China’s currency and equity markets, with softer US manufacturing data and sharp falls in energy and commodity prices adding to the negative sentiment.  AMP Capital’s investment strategy team have written an Investment Insight paper to help explain what is happening. If you would like to know more please click this link:

Changes to the equity market can lead to investor concern. It is important to remember that even with the share market volatility your individual financial goals probably have not changed in the last few weeks; and the plans that are in place to achieve those goals have probably not changed either. These plans are based on your circumstances and where they are medium or longer term in nature, they consider some market variability.

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