Investors need to protect themselves against market volatility

Investors need to protect themselves against market volatility

Vietnam’s stock market this week has recovered again with gaining trading sessions and impressive trading volume. The shock caused by the historic slump on January 28 when the VN Index volatilized 6.67 percent, along with the state of no buyers, seems to have been left behind. However, the lesson from that historic stock market crash will never be old when being placed in the context that hundreds of thousands of new investors have entered the stock market lately.
Employees pass a screen displaying stock movements at the Indonesia Stock Exchange building in Jakarta on March 2, 2020. (Photo: Antara)

Indonesia shortens stock trading hours for first time in history

The Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) will shorten trading hours, starting March 30, as one among measures to reduce market volatility caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the first time in history that the IDX has made such a move.