Panic selling on global stock markets over the past week has dragged year-to-date equity returns into the red. But strategists say the correction is an opportunity for long-term investors to pick out bargains.
In the latest Wealth magazine, packaged with The Business Times today, strategists advise investors to stay invested, diversified and to brace themselves for volatility.
Wealth magazine, published bimonthly, delivers insights into investment markets, ranging from public equities and bonds, to cryptocurrencies and real estate. This edition marks the launch of a new, fresh design.
One of the highlights is the Roundtable, where experts share their views on the likely macro themes for this year and how investors may take advantage of them.
For instance, Mr John Woods, Credit Suisse's Asia-Pacific chief investment officer, takes a fresh look at emerging markets and China, thanks to the recent correction.
On China, he says: "The near-term buy catalyst has been the dizzying 13 per cent decline in the price of the Hang Seng China Enterprises Index since its highs in late January - a fall we consider largely overdone."
At The Helm is a feature that casts the spotlight on a wealth owner or creator. In this edition, it features venture capitalist Finian Tan, who shares the secret sauce of the funds managed by his firm, Vickers Venture Partners. He also shares insights into his succession plan and his intention to eventually give away his wealth.
In Real Estate, Knight Frank director Alice Tan says 2018 will be a year of opportunity for home prices, which saw a steady uptick last year.
Of course, no investment publication would be complete without a perspective on cryptocurrencies.
Mr Stephen Banfield of Withers KhattarWong believes institutional monies may well begin to take a closer look at cryptocurrencies.