Investors have already had a rollercoaster year in 2022, and it's only mid-August.
The American market has continued to do historic things that have made even the most experienced observer sit up and notice.
Investors who invest in the traditional way have had a challenging task. From record high inflation, which reached a 40-year high in June, before subsiding down to a still cringe-worth 8.5 percent in July.
Usually when a market declines and becomes more valuable, some parts of it are able to make money simply by betting on the volatility they expect to see continue.
The habitual buy-and-hold strategy for others, many of whom are on a fixed income, has reached wincingly high levels of difficulty, as portfolios have risen and lost, sometimes even in the same week.
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"Any fixed income investor or analyst must monitor not only the Fed, but other central banks as well," said the author. "We are too interconnected for the Fed to act solely based on the US economy or markets."
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Valladares is a specialist onbank and capital markets risk and believes the recent inflation figures were not a surprise to her.
This kind of built-in hedging can be extremely beneficial to nervous investors.
"I was surprised by the numbers. Several central banks, including the Federal Reserve, the Bank of England, and many in developing countries, have raised interest rates," said the author. "Rate rises will bring inflation down, but they will take time."
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Investors must hope for the best, but also anticipate the worst in order to achieve this steely acceptance.
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Even if some of these are difficult to stomach, everyone should consider all possibilities for their future investments. Learning more about the markets and how they operate may give anyone an edge on how to be prepared for the next major policy announcement.
Valladares said new investors must understand economics and markets. "They should be careful not to invest too much until they understand the hazards and how to mitigate them."