Trump victory: Carrick reassures during market volatility

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump applauds while arriving on stage during an election night party at the Hilton Midtown hotel in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States in a repudiation of the political establishment that jolted financial markets and likely will reorder the nation's priorities and fundamentally alter America's relationship with the world. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Markets have shocks like this on a regular basis, take Brexit as an example, where after an almost 10% sell-off the market rebounded within a month. Carrick portfolios have been designed with diversification as a key underpinning with investment risk spread across various asset classes, geographies, industries and currencies.

Carrick has created strong, stable investments for our clients that have stood up against world events and human nature is often to panic when markets experience short-term volatility.  The Carrick Investment Committee’s experience is to keep a calm head as markets often overshoot and then recover.

“Resist the urge. Making a dramatic shift in your investments in the midst of a market crisis is unlikely to end well. If you have a well-diversified portfolio, one that is geared to your goals and risk tolerance I suggest you are probably better off staying put,” commented Craig Featherby, Group CEO.

Panic sellers often forget the lessons learnt, sell low and re-buy at market highs. In fact, it could be argued that there now exists a buying opportunity for the brave. Our investments are however long-term and our advice would be to watch the show from the side lines.

Should you have any concerns regarding your investment portfolio, please contact a Carrick Associate on +27 (021) 201 1000 or via email [email protected].