Preparing for a stock market correction

After the share market’s strong rise over the year to date, it’s a good time to consider a defensive strategy.

Summary: The Australian share market rose strongly in the first quarter of 2015, with all major sectors performing relatively well except for resources and consumer staples. But the outlook for the market is mixed. Investing in the stock market only makes sense to me if I have an exit strategy in the event of a crash.

Key take-out: Trend investing and momentum investing assist early entry to a market boom and early exit in a market bust.

Key beneficiaries: General investors. Category: Shares.

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