While this may seem like data gibberish, there are at least two conclusions that can be drawn from this. The first – and most important – is that while the indices are down, they are perfect examples of the strength of diversification. Because investors who haven’t diversified (e.g. put all their money into a stock like Netflix) are so much worse off than an investor who has invested broadly in either of the indices. When you diversify your investments, chances are that something performs well, even when your darlings disappoint.
The second conclusion should be taken with a grain of salt and should not be seen as a suggestion to go wild in the markets. But, for the risk takers, there are companies out there which can give you a profit – especially in the commodities sphere.
No matter whether you want to go hunt for profit or diversify your portfolio, risk management is key to make sure you can execute your strategy comfortably and efficiently. To do so, take a look at this article, where investor trainer, Peter Siks, gives you seven ways to protect against market turmoil.