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Navigating uncertainty

When markets experience volatility, you may see fluctuations in the value of your retirement savings. These are a normal part of long-term investing, as the value of investments can go down as well as up. This can be daunting, but there are ways you can ease your mind during times of uncertainty.

Staying calm in a crisis

A lot of people have seen their retirement savings dip recently. If it’s happened to you, you might be worried about how your retirement savings is invested.

We’ve put together a video and some articles so you can find out more about what’s driving current market activity. It might be tempting to react quickly and switch your investments, or even withdraw your money, but there’s evidence to suggest reacting like that may not be the best course of action. Markets can, recover, and sudden dips are a normal part of long-term investing. As in all investments, the value of investments can go down as well up.

Watch the video to find out more

Take your time

During uncertain times, feeling fearful could lead some people to make rushed decisions about their retirement savings, based on short-term circumstances. Some may think about selling or moving investments in the hope of minimising any loss, but this could have significant long-term consequences for your financial wellbeing and retirement, as you may miss out on any market bounce-backs.

So, think carefully and consider talking to an authorised financial adviser before making any decisions.


Nearing retirement?

When you get close to retirement, any sudden change to the value of your retirement savings can be worrying. The impact of inflation can also be daunting. It's important to think through your options and, if possible, speak to an authorised financial adviser.

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