Investment News: Look Beyond The Headlines

Investment News: Look Beyond The Headlines

At Holland Hahn & Wills Financial Planning we rarely discuss investment headlines with our clients.

Daily news is enough to test anyone’s resolve. From inflation to oil, there is undoubtedly a pessimistic article, whether on screen or in print, to make us question our investment decisions. This media influence can make you feel overwhelmed and anxious, and the constant barrage of alarming headlines can provoke a strong emotional response from even the most seasoned investor.

During these uncertain times, it is wise to look beyond the headlines and focus on the long term objective rather than the latest investment fad. As an example, if you had invested £10,000 in a globally diversified portfolio in January 2000 – and stayed invested through market downturns, terrorist attacks and banking crises – 20 years later, the portfolio would have been worth £29,000*. Not bad for just sitting in your seat. A sensible, well diversified investment approach gives you the ability to drown out the noise as you are not concentrated in just one investment product.

When faced with short term issues, it is easy to lose sight of the long term benefit of investing. There is no crystal ball, but a trusted financial adviser will consider your goals and your attitude to risk and will find an appropriate asset allocation to help you achieve a better investment experience. In this scenario, the adviser is akin to a mentor or coach, offering expertise and guidance to help you stay focused and maintain perspective.

Are you anxious about your investments? Now may be the time to seek a second opinion.

For more information on how we could help you, please contact our friendly team. We have been helping people plan their futures for over 30 years.

A chat with Holland Hahn & Wills Financial Planning is free and could save you a lot of worry.

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Data Source: As measured by the MSCI World Index (net div), January 2000–December 2019. A hypothetical £10,000 invested on January 1, 2000, and tracking the MSCI World Index (net div), would have grown to £29,339 on December 31, 2019. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

This article is for information purposes and should not be treated as advice. Individual circumstances should always be considered prior to purchasing any financial products. Investing involves risk – the value of investments and income from them may fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed.