26th March 2019

It is difficult these days to talk about investing without mentioning Brexit, according to Richard Farquhar of Paterson Financial. “Brexit jitters mean we frequently get asked by clients whether they should hold off investing new monies or cash-in existing portfolios. These are difficult questions to answer at present. “However, it is worth remembering that if the worst happens and there is a fall in the UK market following Brexit, history tells us that markets bounce back reasonably quickly after large falls. For instance, after the global market crash in 2008, the FTSE 100 recovered in around twenty-two months, whilst the recovery period following Black Monday in 1987 was fifteen months.”

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