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Avoid emotional investing amid volatility

Share market volatility has spiked over the last year. Investors should look for the opportunities it provides and stick to a long-term strategy.

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WATCH INVESTOR PSYCHOLOGY: If investors all get information at the same time from their screens, they are more likely to change their positions at the same time - resulting in more volatility.

AFTER a period of relative calm over 2012-14, share market volatility has spiked over the last year as various worries about the global growth outlook intensified. With this renewed volatility, a focus on risk in investing and a desire for safety has naturally come. But what is volatility? What