Volatility – understanding the ups and downs of investing.

In these volatile and uncertain times, we take a look at this key issue and how it impacts on your investment planning

It has often been said that investing is a medium to long-term commitment – that means at least 3-5 years. Over this period, your investments will inevitably experience volatility, with your holdings going down and up along the way.

The good news is that if you look at a chart of the UK stock market’s performance over 10 years – the trend is upwards and had you invested at the start of 2012 the chances are you’d have made decent gains along the way. Over shorter periods though, the market has experienced more pronounced ups and downs.

Volatility is a feature of virtually any investment type, meaning the journey towards your long-term financial objectives is always likely to contain these ups and downs.

In our latest money guide, we therefore take a closer look at volatility, along with the importance of time and the power of diversification in the investment planning process. To read or download it, simply click on the link below.

During these uncertain times, it may be that you feel the need to review your financial plans and objectives. If this is the case, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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