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The View - Winter 2019

24 days ago
The Winter edition of The View provides a step-by-step guide to how the political and economic environment has driven financial markets, and what this means for your investments.

While 2019 was encouraging for investors, risks are always around the corner. We believe that this highlights the importance of being ‘diversified’. We delve into what this means and how it is linked to reducing the risk of your portfolio. 

The race for the US presidency is one of the risks that you are likely to hear about a lot this year. Here we give you a roundup of what to expect in the run-up to the election and how this could affect your investments. 

We also cast an eye over the potential for governments to wrestle back control over their economies from central banks this year. This move could spell the end of austerity as governments plan to spend large amounts of money.

Coronavirus: how concerned should you be?

Article | Investments | 13/02/2020

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.

How will the election affect markets?

Article | Investments | 13/12/2019

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. 

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