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With markets falling, should you be worried if your super is losing value?

In case you haven’t heard, global financial markets have taken a hit lately, and super has been caught up in the turmoil.

Most Australians have their superannuation invested with industry or retail funds, which invest in assets like stocks, bonds, and property.

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

“There’s lots of things putting pressure on the markets at the moment and sending them downwards,” she says.

So, should we be worried? And what can we do to protect our super during periods of market volatility?

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

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