Public imagination and financial markets have both been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak that has emerged from Wuhan in China. Indeed the Shanghai stock index fell around 9% on 3 February, the first day of trading following the long market closure for the Lunar New Year.
A Conservative win was always likely to be the most market-friendly outcome. We anticipate this will provide positive sentiment for UK shares (equities), but it will also be positive for sterling, which might undermine the sentiment boost, as FTSE heavyweights earn a significant portion of their revenues overseas.
Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The value of investments and any income from them can fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed. As a result you may get back less than you invested. The value of funds can also fall as well as rise purely as a result of changes in exchange rates.