Quilter urges clients to 'hold their nerve' during market tumbles

Investors miss out on big gains waiting for markets to recover

Jenna Brown
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As Covid-19 restrictions risk destabilising markets once more, Quilter is warning investors that moving to cash in times of crisis can often have a devastating impact on portfolios.

Research from Quilter shows that shares would need to recover by at least 10% for most people to start investing again following the stock market crash earlier this year. The survey of more than 2,000 UK adults found that out of those that sold their investments and moved into cash during the pandemic, 55% said they would want stock markets to recover by at least 10% before reinvesting, while 23% they would wait until markets had returned to pre-crisis levels. Danny Knight, investment expert at Quilter, said that during a crisis sometimes the best strategy is to do nothing. "Even w...

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