August 17, 2022
Market volatility affects us all
Rates are on the rise. Inflation hasn’t backed down. Europe is in conflict. Investors needs to be reassured that they’re on the right path to long-term success. Read on for our expert takes on global markets, tools to empower your clients, and the strategies at your disposal to help investors navigate volatile markets.
Lessons from the past
It took the S&P 500 five months to recover the ground lost during the COVID-19 pandemic. When the next downturn comes, what will your clients do?
Source: Bloomberg and Manulife Investment Management Capital Markets Strategy. As of August 21, 2020
Past performance is not a guarantee of future performance. The index is unmanaged and cannot be purchased directly by investors.
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