Investment strategies for a summer of uncertainty
By Kirsten Hastings, 25 May 16
Summer 2016 will present a number of geo-political concerns for investors – the biggest of which is the run up to, and the aftermath of, the EU Referendum vote. Click through the slides below to see what Tom Stevenson, investment director for personal investing at Fidelity International, suggests investors can do to prepare themselves for a potential summer of volatility.
Stevenson said: “The EU referendum has created an unprecedented level of uncertainty for many investors. Nobody is sure what either outcome – particularly a ‘leave’ vote – would actually mean for individual stocks or sectors.
“Leave and the markets could slump, stay in and we could see a relief rally and in the lead up, UK equity valuations have started to fall. All in all, the next month is shaping up to be a jittery time for investors in the UK. So what can be done to navigate the choppy waters ahead?
“A well-diversified, balanced portfolio and a focus on long-term goals rather than short term headlines looks sensible.”