THE DISTILLERY: Market misunderstandings

Jotters outline the general risk-off attitude of Australian investors and the degree to which mums and dads understand the market.

Since mid-2009, the sharemarket has basically traded between 4000 and 5000 points; investors haven’t been very risk tolerant.

This morning, Australia’s business commentators discuss the causes of a handful of share spikes and plunges, the regulatory implications and the degree to which ‘mum and dad on the street’ investors are aware of them.

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