With events moving almost hourly and Brexit continuing to dominate the headlines, it’s reasonable to assume that it might cause anxiety for some investors. Ovation’s Investment Manager Bob Mills takes a look at the markets and looks at how concerned we should be from an investment perspective.
This time last year I was trying to put together a communication entitled “Let’s not be frightened of bears”.
It was written partly in response to a somewhat cavalier warning from a well-known financial institution that investors should sell all their equities and invest in bonds; admittedly the article worked the metaphor quite hard, but it also contained a serious message about holding one’s nerve during the bear market* we were experiencing at the time.
The New Year often brings new beginnings. For divorce lawyers, there is often a surge in divorce enquiries as a result of spouses planning to break up following the Christmas holidays. Statistically one in five married couples consider separating from their partners after the festive period.
One of our advisers overheard a telephone call recently where a longstanding client said “Oh, you do life assurance too?” It came as a bit of a surprise to us that they didn’t know, so we thought it would be a good time to remind you of all the things Ovation is able to do.
Bears sometimes get a bad press, and yes they can be dangerous. When faced with a real bear in the wild it can be a really bad move to run away, no matter what your emotions tell you. Much better to stay perfectly still, hold your nerve and wait for it to walk back to … Continued