5 tips for retail investors to navigate a less predictable market ahead

"Volatility can work in investors' favour, as long as they keep an eye on the longer-term picture and leverage upon it as part of a disciplined investment plan, while staying diversified across various asset classes," says Mr Vasu Menon, vice-preside
"Volatility can work in investors' favour, as long as they keep an eye on the longer-term picture and leverage upon it as part of a disciplined investment plan, while staying diversified across various asset classes," says Mr Vasu Menon, vice-president and senior investment strategist at OCBC Bank.PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO

Five tips for retail investors to avoid potential landmines and manage volatility

After a year of low volatility and high returns, retail investors find themselves navigating a far less predictable market this year with potential landmines seemingly scattered in every direction.

The roller-coaster has already kicked into gear, as Ms Carmen Lee, head of OCBC investment research, notes.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 29, 2018, with the headline 'Less predictable market ahead'. Print Edition | Subscribe