The Romanian stock exchange follows international markets in the downward trend after the first two months amid increased volatility and growing uncertainties


The main international markets nosedived into the negative zone at the end of the first two months this year: In Europa, DAX (Germany) fell by 10.2 percent, CAC 40 (France) went down by 11.2 percent, FTSE 100 (UK) tumbled 12.7%, while US’s Dow Jones dropped by 11 percent, and S&P 500 by 8.6 percent. The Romanian stock market also experienced turbulences and posted a decline of 8.6 percent in the first two months, after the BET index peaked to a 12-year high, and BET-TR saw new record highs.
Adrian Tanase, BVB CEO:

  • The Bucharest Stock Exchange, like all the modern stock exchanges, has implemented systems that can cope with excessive volatility and they can be triggered under extreme stress for the markets. Until now, the Romanian capital market has shown resilience in an international context government by growing uncertainties and increased volatility, and the investors have the opportunity to decide how to act or react according to their investment strategies.
  • I think that one of the fundamental things that Romanian investors should take into account when investing in the financial instruments issued by the Romanian companies listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange is to have the perspective not of occasional buyers of shares or bonds, but of long-term investors in the Romanian economy. This perspective in their investment approach, coupled with a reasonable expectation horizon, may return increased positive results than emotionally conducted transactions.