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Stockmarket meltdown – straight-talking answers to difficult questions

These are unprecedented and scary times. Even the most seasoned investors are feeling nervous. We will do our best to take your questions and share opinions and ideas from our network of financial professionals.

Every day we will tackle a specific question in our new Video Series – Stockmarket Meltdown – and publish your questions (we won’t publish full names or any contact details) with some expert answers.

We are not regulated to give personal financial advice – we can comment generally but can’t give specific answers to detailed personal circumstances, nor suggest any individual investments. Please keep your questions generic and don’t ask us which stocks to buy or sell!

What we can do is to share a general opinion or suggest where you can go for more reading or help.

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Due to COVID-19, is now a good entry point in the market for someone who's never invested before? I am 24 and investing to buy a property in 5-10 years.

Ben | London | 30/03/2020 | 3

  • Stocks and Shares ISA
  • Lifetime ISA
  • Cash
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It seems like a good time to invest during the coronavirus. Would it be a better idea to drip feed from cash into funds/stocks in case COVID-19 coupled with a hard Brexit means the markets drop further?

Malti | London | 29/03/2020 | 2

  • Stocks and Shares ISA
  • Lifetime ISA
  • Cash
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I was going to sell my investments when COVID-19 surfaced, are any platforms faster at carrying out a deal?

David | Strathclyde | 26/03/2020 | 1

  • Online Investment Platforms
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I am approaching 75 and have mostly saved into cash - should I open a Stocks and Shares ISA for two years and then cash it in?

Dale | UK | 23/03/2020 | 0

  • Private Pension
  • Stocks and Shares ISA
  • Workplace Pension
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