Whatever your views on this morning’s result, it has predictably led to some uncertainty and the one thing markets don’t like is uncertainty. As I write the FTSE is trading at 6,190 having opened the day at 6,350 and having recovered from a low of 5,806 early this morning. So we can expect some volatility in the short term!
You should bear in mind the following points:
- Our investment process involves regular portfolio reviews face to face. Probably the most important issue we cover at a review meeting is to assess how much cash to hold on deposit and how much to invest. We encourage our clients to hold sufficient cash on hand to ride out any storms. It means you can sleep comfortably at times like this because you don’t have to sell when the markets are down.
- Not all your portfolio is held on the stock markets and we help you make sure you don’t have all your eggs in one basket.
- Sharp falls in markets can happen as a result of economic news or political crises. The biggest gains can also can be just as unpredictable and often clustered together. For this reason we recommend sitting tight during times of turbulence. Missing the best gains can seriously affect your long term returns.
We’ll keep you posted on our views on regular basis over the next few weeks and months. In the meantime, if you have any concerns please don’t hesitate to contact one of the team.
Tony Brierley – Managing Director, PM+M Wealth Management
PM+M Wealth Management is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.