Simon Thompson 

Balancing risk and reward

Simon Thompson

Simon Thompson

I have been patiently anticipating a rise in equity market volatility and with good reason given the levels of complacency being shown by investors who have not only bid up share prices to record highs, but have done so on levels of volatility at all-time lows (Equity market roadmap’, 15 Aug 2017). Heightened geopolitical tensions over the worrying situation in North Korea provided the catalyst for yesterday’s market sell-off, but it’s not the only one on the horizon and I maintain the view I expressed a fortnight ago that we could be in for a volatile ride in the weeks ahead.

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