Welcome to our Guide to Investment Insights. Coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting societies and markets around the world. As concerns over the pandemic continue to dominate headlines, cause volatility in the market and subsequently shake confidence, it is perfectly normal for investors to become nervous, question their investment approach and concentrate on the potential for short-term losses over their longer-term investment strategy.
During any market ups and downs, it’s important for investors to remain calm and focus on long-term goals. Selling investments when markets appear to be in crisis mode may feel like the right thing to do. However, decades’ worth of market data shows that staying invested through volatile times has been a smart route to take to pursue long-term financial goals.