4 Tips for Navigating Market Volatility

Despite the inevitable anxiety that accompanies it, stock market volatility may be beneficial. Corrections are a normal and essential part of the cyclical nature of the market, serving as a “pressure release valve” when equity markets soar too high too fast.

During the 17-month bear market that occurred from October 2007 to March 2009, the S&P 500 plummeted nearly 57%. Yet, it bounced back in a big way, ending 2009 with a 26% gain. More recently, during the initial month of the COVID crisis (from mid-February to late-March 2020), we saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average lose 37% of its total value, then rebound back up 43.7% by the end of the year.

The bond market has also experienced noteworthy volatility. From January 2021 through spring of this year, the Bloomberg Global Aggregate Index, a benchmark for government and corporate debt, dropped 11%, a record for global bonds.

These are the types of market swings that can test investors. A comprehensive plan can help paint the bigger picture, bringing the long-term back into focus, and outlining the many factors that go into reaching your goals — not just your investment returns.

So, what should you consider as you navigate market volatility?

1. Maintain Your Long-Term Focus

Over the years, those who commit to weathering the storm — remaining disciplined and focused on their long-term investment plan when markets turn volatile —  eventually have been well rewarded for their patience.

History has repeatedly shown it’s not your timing of the market, but rather your time in the market that’s the primary driver of investment growth. While some may seek the calmer waters of cash, volatility-induced stock declines (particularly in the face of otherwise strong earnings data) offer an opportunity for long-term investors to reduce their average share cost through dollar-cost

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Impact on Market and Business Strategy

We discuss how China’s livestream industry enables brands to connect with Chinese consumers in an engaging and interactive manner and relevant marketplace regulations. E-commerce giant Alibaba’s Taobao Live has top market share in this industry,  followed by Douyin, Kuaishou, JD.com, and Baidu.


China’s livestream industry has witnessed exponential growth in recent years. This medium offers brands a unique opportunity to connect with Chinese consumers in an engaging and interactive manner.

In 2022, the total revenue of China’s e-commerce livestream sector is projected to reach RMB 1.2 trillion (US$180 billion) with total of 660 million viewers. This figure is expected to further grow to RMB 4.9 trillion (US$720 billion) in 2023, according to a 2021 iResearch report. This will account for 11.7 percent of total e-commerce sales in the country, injecting new impetus into the economy.

Livestream functions as a key means for brands to boost sales and for smaller operators, such as farmers, to have better access to consumers. It grew exponentially during the pandemic, which promoted people to shop online and gain interactive and immersive experiences amid lockdowns. Currently, the e-commerce giant Alibaba’s Taobao Live has taken the lion’s share of livestream, taking up 68.5 percent of consumers, followed by Douyin and Kuaishou. Other major Chinese internet players like JD.com and Baidu are also trying to grow their presence in the market.

In this article, we explore how livestream can generate profits and what are the effective ways to enter this massive market.

What is livestream and why is it popular?

The typical livestream session, enabled by mobile devices, features hosts promoting and selling goods while customers watch, chat with others, and shop, all at the same time. Livestream allows hosts to answer call-in questions from audiences in real time, which significantly enhances shopping experiences and attracts

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Cross-border E-commerce Logistics Market: Segmentation by Service (transportation, warehousing, and others) and Geography (APAC, North America, Europe, South America, and MEA)

NEW YORK, Sept. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Cross-border E-commerce Logistics Market is segmented into two categories based on the service (transportation, warehousing, and others) and geography (APAC, North America, Europe, South America, and MEA). The market share is expected to increase by USD 55.47 billion, and the market’s growth momentum will accelerate at a CAGR of 11.71%.

Latest market research report titled Cross-border E-commerce Logistics Market by Service and Geography – Forecast and Analysis 2022-2026 has been announced by Technavio which is proudly partnering with Fortune 500 companies for over 16 years

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Cross-border E-commerce Logistics Market Report Highlights:

  1. Market growth 2021-2026: USD 55.47 billion

  2. Growth momentum & CAGR: Accelerate at a CAGR of 11.71%

  3. YoY growth (%): 10.06%

  4. Performing market contribution: APAC at 43%

  5. Key consumer countries: US, China, Japan, Germany, UK, and Canada

Parent Market Analysis

Technavio categorizes the global Cross-border E-commerce Logistics Market as a part of the global Air Freight & Logistics market within the global Industrials market.

Technavio uses the total revenue generated by manufacturers to estimate the global Cross-border E-commerce Logistics Market size. External factors influencing the parent market’s growth potential in the coming years have been thoroughly investigated in our research analysis, to know more about the levels of growth of the Cross-border E-commerce Logistics Market throughout the forecast period, Buy a sample report.

Cross-border E-commerce Logistics Market Value Chain Analysis

To maximize profit margins and evaluate business plans, an end-to-end understanding of the Cross-border E-commerce Logistics Market is required. The report will help vendors drive costs and enhance customer services during the forecast period.

  • Inputs

  • Inbound logistics

  • Operations

  • Outbound logistics

  • Marketing and sales

  • Service

To unlock information

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Stock Market Secrets: My Smartest Investment Tips After 16 Years of Reporting

This story is part of Recession Help Desk, CNET’s coverage of how to make smart money moves in an uncertain economy.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in all my years of reporting, it’s this: The stock market is moody.

In 2006, I began a new role as a financial correspondent reporting from the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange. My job was to make sense of why the market was up or down each day. I’d start out each morning interviewing mostly older, white male brokers who were in charge of buying and selling shares on behalf of large institutional investors. (Also true: I was required to wear closed-toe shoes and a blazer. The dress code then was strict and a bit ridiculous.) 

I learned if tech stocks slumped just after the market opened, it might have been due to lower-than-expected earnings the evening before from an industry giant like Apple. Any hint of turbulence in the tech sector induced panicked brokers to drop shares at the opening bell. 

The market doesn’t actually reflect reality. It measures the moods and attitudes of people like the brokers I used to interview. 

“Today’s stock prices aren’t because of how businesses are performing today,” said Matt Frankel, a certified financial planner and contributing analyst for The Motley Fool, in an email. “They are based on future expectations.” 

That’s the problem: Current prices serve as a gauge of investor confidence, but stock market predictions are, at best, educated guesses. And to further complicate matters, “the markets are not always correct,” according to Liz Young, head of investment strategy at SoFi

Farnoosh reporting from the New York Stock Exchange

Reporting from the floor of the NYSE during the May 2010 “flash crash,” when major stock indices crashed and then partially rebounded within an hour. 


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Bear Market Stock Tips: Investing Moves to Think about Now

After a selloff that’s lasted for months, it’s formal: Stocks are in a bear current market.

It truly is the hottest curve on the rollercoaster traders have been riding considering the fact that the pandemic started. Economical markets plummeted in March of 2020 when COVID-19 strike the U.S., but immediately designed a comeback, with the S&P 500 — a benchmark usually used to measure the over-all stock marketplace — up 100% from that reduced by August of 2021.

But that was when the marketplaces have been experiencing the positive aspects of stimulus income from the governing administration and close to-zero interest rates, and these days appear to be above. To battle superior inflation that’s plaguing the financial state, the Federal Reserve has now raised its benchmark curiosity charge 2 times this year and has started to reduce its harmony sheet.

Now, the S&P 500 is down around 22% so considerably in 2022 and bitcoin’s rate has fallen much more than 60% from its significant of $68,000 in November.

“Seeing account balances down, the ups and downs of the sector, and the information cycle coverage can make even the most iron-stomached traders anxious,” Colleen O’Callaghan, a fiscal advisor at J.P. Morgan Wealth Administration, tells Funds by using e-mail.

Which is why it is important to recognize your ambitions and stick to your extended-phrase goals, she adds.

As tempting as it may possibly be to offer your investments in an endeavor to steer clear of even more losses, specialists strain that it can be extremely critical to preserve your cash in the industry in the course of downturns. Other than that, it truly is frequently not apparent what (if any) moves investors must make in a bear industry. But underneath are some methods you may possibly want to take into consideration.

What

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The 2022 B2C E-Commerce Market in Africa: Africa’s B2C E-Commerce Growth Boosted by Mobile Technology – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Africa B2C E-Commerce Market 2022” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

Rapid B2C E-Commerce sales and Internet penetration growth in Africa projected

E-Commerce currently accounts for a small percentage share of total retail sales in Africa, indicating a major potential for future growth. Most of this growth comes from the rising Internet penetration across all countries in Africa, bringing a higher adoption of online shopping practices by Africa’s emerging consumers.

South Africa and Nigeria display a higher card adoption than Egypt, Kenya and Morocco

Africa’s largest B2C E-Commerce markets include South Africa and Nigeria, having the highest E-Commerce sales values in comparison to Egypt, Kenya and Morocco. In both countries, the majority of payments were conducted with cards, compared to a bigger share of the total payments stemming from cash-based payments in Egypt, Morocco and Kenya. In terms of local competition, one of the leading companies in these markets includes Nigeria-based Jumia. Jumia and other regional players face strong competition from cross-border online shopping platforms such as AliExpress and Amazon, which are gaining popularity among digital consumers in Africa.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Management Summary

2. Regional

  • Internet Users in Africa, in millions, and Share of Worldwide Internet Users, in %, 2021e-2025f
  • B2C Internet Penetration in Africa, in % of Population, by Sub-Region, February 2022
  • Internet Penetration in Africa, by Selected Countries, incl. Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, in % of Population, March 2021
  • Mobile Internet Users in Sub-Saharan Africa, in millions, and Mobile Internet Penetration, in % of Population, 2020-2025f
  • Breakdown of Internet Traffic in Africa, by Device, in %, by Country, incl. Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Togo, Tunisia, Zambia, Compared to Africa and Worldwide, January-March 2022
  • M-Commerce Sales Share in the Middle East and Africa, in %
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