March 23, 2022
A Market Without Direction: Dissecting Volatility
ETF Products & Capital Markets Manager
Innovator Capital Management
As we observe markets in 2022, it’s no secret that volatility is high and consumer confidence is low. Perhaps what’s more concerning, however, is that the market seems to have lost its sense of direction. Every day we witness dramatic intraday moves as the market tries to process a barrage of geopolitical factors in a rapid, digital age. The war in Ukraine, the corresponding sanctions, inflation, energy shortages (compounding pre-existing inflation), and rising rates have left investors with a frenzy of factors to consider. While the urge to raise cash may seem prudent, history shows us that staying invested is the answer.