Tips for retail investors in Year of the Boar

Financial experts reckon the Year of the Earth Boar could be characterised by even greater volatility than 2018's Year of the Dog.
Financial experts reckon the Year of the Earth Boar could be characterised by even greater volatility than 2018's Year of the Dog.ST ILLUSTRATION: CEL GULAPA

2019 looks set to be volatile; good investment opportunities may arise but be wary: Experts

Investors were glad to see the back of 2018 after those wild last few months, but with so much uncertainty still around, it is not clear yet whether this year will be one of risks or opportunities.

Early signs are positive: Markets have taken on a more upbeat note so far with the benchmark Straits Times Index closing at 3,188.68 points on Friday, up 3.9 per cent since Dec 31.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 03, 2019, with the headline 'Tips for retail investors in Year of the Boar'. Print Edition | Subscribe