Why do you invest in the equity markets? It’s certainly not because of the day-to-day volatility—the gut-churning moves of the market roller coaster, which can be pretty drastic at times. When markets take a downturn, it can cause you to second-guess your investment. But remember, corrections happen … and they don’t last forever.
Watch this short video, featuring Macan Nia, Co-Chief Investment Strategist, Capital Markets Strategy, Manulife Investment Management to find out more about corrections in the equity markets, and look at a comparison of the ups versus the downs. You may be surprised by what you learn.
A rise in interest rates typically causes bond prices to fall. The longer the average maturity of the bonds held by a fund, the more sensitive a fund is likely to be to interest-rate changes. The yield earned by a fund will vary with changes in interest rates.
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