Advisors: Don’t Let Clients Become Complacent Over Market Volatility
February 1, 2020 by Susan Rupe
After a volatile year in the markets, American investors ended 2019 feeling more confident about their finances than they have in a long time. According to the latest Allianz Quarterly Market Perceptions Study from Allianz Life, in the fourth quarter of 2019, worries about an impending market crash or recession were at their lowest levels since 2018.
In the fourth quarter, just 39% of respondents say they are worried about a big market crash on the horizon, and 43% say they are worried about a coming recession. These numbers had been steadily rising since 2018, before dropping after a relatively calm period in the markets in mid-November.