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Investing in uncertain times

Whether you’re an experienced investor or just getting started, market uncertainty needn’t stop you from reaching your goals

From trade wars to troubles on the high street and of course ongoing Brexit uncertainty, there’s plenty to unsettle markets. Understandably this can make you feel uneasy. However at times like these staying calm and sticking to your long-term investment plan is crucial. In this section you’ll find all the information you need to help you stay on track.

Investors should note that the views expressed may no longer be current and may have already been acted upon. The value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invest. This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular investment. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment you should speak to an authorised financial adviser.

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Understanding market volatility

It can be worrying when stock markets go down. Our guides will help explain what to do - and what not to do - during times of uncertainty.


Putting time on your side

This guide looks at the effects of staying in the market for a longer period versus a short term view.


When doing nothing is best

This guide examines when it is best to resist making changes to your long-term investment strategy.


Managing investments in uncertain times

This is a general guide about investing when the stock market is in an unpredictable period of sharp falls or rises.

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