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Worried about your super? There’s One Thing You Can Do Before June 30th That Might Help – ABC Everyday

In case you haven’t heard it yet, global financial markets have taken a beating latelyand super is caught up in the turmoil.

Most Australians have invested their pensions in industrial or retail funds, which invest in assets such as stocks, bonds and real estate.

Rising interest rates and inflation have meant that many of these assets have fallen in value of late, said Jacie Taylor, an independent financial advisor in Adelaide.

“There are a lot of things that are putting pressure on and driving the markets down right now,” she says.

Should we be concerned then? And what can we do to protect our super during periods of market volatility?

We spoke to Mrs Taylor and Richard Gough, a financial advisor based in Victoria, to find out.

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