Investments during COVID-19

Insights 26.03.2020 Author: Chris Clayton
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As the worldwide COVID-19 situation evolves, it is no surprise that investments have fallen and we are experiencing a period of extreme volatility.

One of the main things that markets do not like is uncertainty. Add to that an increasing worldwide lock-down and computer automated sell offs and right now this can seem like a pretty painful time for investors. Whilst it seems counter intuitive, the reality is that by running to cash the only known is that you will likely crystallise a loss and in most cases miss any rebound.

During Martin Lewis’s Coronavirus Special on ITV on Thursday 19th March, one of our business partners, Chris Justham from Seven Investment Management, explained why history and logic is on the side of keeping calm and holding nerve. If you missed it you can see the relevant extract by following the link below.

Chris has also put together a summary, laying out in more detail the numbers, facts and behaviours that he was alluding to and you can download this below.

As always, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your usual CBW contact if you have any questions or concerns, alternatively, please contact Chris directly.