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PROMOTION ARE YOU READY? Paul Gavaghan of Raymond James advises on the best markets to invest in during the pandemic or savvy investors, the March pandemic crash offered a plethora of buying opportunities. After a sustained that scale risks at best currency devaluation and at worst spiralling inflation. Either way, we think it wise to invest in parts of the world healthy and central banks have, in most cases, not had to print money to boost the economy and prop up finances. Manyare recovery though, the question on most investors' minds is what is that haven't 'monetised' the virus, supported by great demographies and an innovative workforce. There With interest rates so low, if inflation does spike safe haven coming next? While millennials have been are some blooming technology companies at highly attractive valuations relative to their US peers. More than ever, with the scale of how different companies are unevenly affected by Covid-19, it is important to be highly selective. There is great value out there but there are also a lot of traps. We are, as per always, preparing portfolios to serve our elients' needs in all assets and cash in the western world bidding the price of technology stocks to ridiculous levels, the bears will be frighteningly eroded away. In such times it is important to own have retreated to their caves (for the assets such as equities in order to protect purchasing power. As we have been in a low inflation, low interest rate environment for years time being at least). Some shares now look comparable to tulip mania and the dot-com boom whereas some look very good value. The western world except Sweden has arguably made very poor policy responses to Covid-19. To fund now, many people are complacent and poorly protected. Many people were also complacent in 1967 when inflation was 2.5%. Within eight years inflation grew to over 24%. Perhaps times are a little different now but it would be reckless to take circumstances. The old adage of failing to prepare has never been truer. the response, central banks have slashed rates and started printing money at an unprecedented level to bail out poorly run governments and companies alike. This, for the moment, hasn't had major the risk, especially with central banks acting the way they are. We are finding great value in Asian assets. In many Asian Risk Warning: With investing your capital is at risk. Opinions constitute our judgement as of this date and are subject to change without warning. + consequences. Down the line though, printing money on countries interest rates remain 8 Berry Lane, Longridge, Preston, Lancs, PR3 3JA 01772 780300 www.ribblevalley.raymondjames.uk.com RAYMOND JAMES Ribble Valley PROMOTION ARE YOU READY? Paul Gavaghan of Raymond James advises on the best markets to invest in during the pandemic or savvy investors, the March pandemic crash offered a plethora of buying opportunities. After a sustained that scale risks at best currency devaluation and at worst spiralling inflation. Either way, we think it wise to invest in parts of the world healthy and central banks have, in most cases, not had to print money to boost the economy and prop up finances. Manyare recovery though, the question on most investors' minds is what is that haven't 'monetised' the virus, supported by great demographies and an innovative workforce. There With interest rates so low, if inflation does spike safe haven coming next? While millennials have been are some blooming technology companies at highly attractive valuations relative to their US peers. More than ever, with the scale of how different companies are unevenly affected by Covid-19, it is important to be highly selective. There is great value out there but there are also a lot of traps. We are, as per always, preparing portfolios to serve our elients' needs in all assets and cash in the western world bidding the price of technology stocks to ridiculous levels, the bears will be frighteningly eroded away. In such times it is important to own have retreated to their caves (for the assets such as equities in order to protect purchasing power. As we have been in a low inflation, low interest rate environment for years time being at least). Some shares now look comparable to tulip mania and the dot-com boom whereas some look very good value. The western world except Sweden has arguably made very poor policy responses to Covid-19. To fund now, many people are complacent and poorly protected. Many people were also complacent in 1967 when inflation was 2.5%. Within eight years inflation grew to over 24%. Perhaps times are a little different now but it would be reckless to take circumstances. The old adage of failing to prepare has never been truer. the response, central banks have slashed rates and started printing money at an unprecedented level to bail out poorly run governments and companies alike. This, for the moment, hasn't had major the risk, especially with central banks acting the way they are. We are finding great value in Asian assets. In many Asian Risk Warning: With investing your capital is at risk. Opinions constitute our judgement as of this date and are subject to change without warning. + consequences. Down the line though, printing money on countries interest rates remain 8 Berry Lane, Longridge, Preston, Lancs, PR3 3JA 01772 780300 www.ribblevalley.raymondjames.uk.com RAYMOND JAMES Ribble Valley