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A correction, but well short of a bear market

No indicators of prolonged downturn; corporate balance sheets still strong; and credit markets not signalling risk aversion.

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Market sell-offs like the one we have just lived through are dramatic, but can provide opportunities. These opportunities are apparent as long as the market is not signalling the risk of an impending recession.

MARKET sell-offs are dramatic, but can provide opportunities.

A number of factors appear to have contributed to the selloff in equity markets that commenced last week and picked up steam in a volatility-driven decline on Feb 5.

While the decline was eye-catching, Monday's 4.1 per...

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