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Coronavirus Pandemic and Your Investments. To Sell or Not to Sell?

This is just a quick note to update you on the recent market volatility caused by the dreaded Coronavirus, and to also provide an overview of the situation which will hopefully bring some peace of mind. It is quite understandable to feel a certain level of fear or anxiousness in such volatile and uncertain market times, especially when you see significant falls in investments or fund values. Below we have provided an overview of what has happened with markets on the back of the Coronavirus outbreak and will explain the rationale as to why in times like this it is often better to remain invested (despite this sounding entirely illogical). Overview When the outbreak of the Coronavirus in Wuhan first hit the headlines, the effect on markets was fairly tame, especially in developed countries in the west. However, over the last 3 weeks or so, new cases have emerged across Europe which have had a much more devastating impact on markets. We´ve seen a huge investor sell-off on the back