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It's a brutal time for the markets right now. As much as we hear that stock market volatility is inevitable, with values bound to rise and fall, it feels different when you see it happening with your own money. It’s scary. And it leaves us with lots of questions.

For many UK investors, retirement plans and life goals may have been drastically affected. Your investment strategies may have to change. Equally, if you're a cash saver, you may be looking to buy into the discounted market. So what do you need to know to make better choices with your money?

 

Latest videos from Holly

Day Three
I really don't like this. Should I just sell and get out?

Day Four
With the market decline should I cash out my final salary pension?

Day Two
My Lifetime ISA is shrinking - what can I do?

Latest tips from golden oldies

Jezz H
Anyone who experienced both 1975 and Black Monday will think this is just a small hiccup and an opportunity; though time for them is running out to enjoy the recovery!
25/03/2020 13:10:05
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M
Don’t sell. Do not sell! And if you have any money available start investing a little of it every month from now. You are looking at a great buying opportunity. But make sure you have enough income...
25/03/2020 13:09:33
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(1)
Keep it simple If you want to avoid looking at what and where to buy/sell in stocks etc. Have a look At the Vanguard Lifestrategy range of funds and choose your risk level. Very highly rated by...
25/03/2020 13:09:05
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Chris
Read about successful investors and pick up their lifetime advice. Warren Buffitt (and his partner Charlie Munger who is in his 90's) are worthy subjects. So is 'Jack' Bogle of Vanguard fame. He la...
25/03/2020 13:08:24
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Nigel (1)
To younger investors, don't panic, we've seen this before twice already this century with the dot.com bubble that burst and the financial crisis. Fortunately I don't need to drawdown from my pri...
25/03/2020 13:07:04
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We’re calling on seasoned long term investors - those who’ve seen a market crash or two before in their time - to share their wisdom.

What tips do you have for beginners, unsure if they should run for the hills or jump on an opportunity?

Latest articles to help you through the meltdown

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Stories from investors who’ve been here before

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All videos: Holly answers your questions

Day One
Should I still make regular investments into my ISA and pension?

DAY One:

Should I still make regular investments into my ISA and pension?

Should you turn to cash - safe but limp - or stick it out with stocks and shares and wait for things to recover? Holly answers your questions.

Jan
It's all very scary. Thanks for the help
25/03/2020 14:22:33
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Day Two
My Lifetime ISA is shrinking - what can I do?

DAY Two:

My Lifetime ISA is shrinking - what can I do?

If your deposit for a new home has just taken a beating, what does this mean for your plans and what are your options now? 

Daniel Rose
This is why I'm not buying a home! The mole people had it right
25/03/2020 14:23:31
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Day Three
I really don't like this. Should I just sell and get out?

DAY Three:

I really don't like this. Should I just sell and get out?

Checking your balance is scary at the minute, but is cutting your losses now a good idea? Holly answers your questions.

a grateful richard
Well that put my mind at ease
25/03/2020 14:24:20
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Day Four
Should I cash in my final salary pension?

DAY Four:

Should I cash in my final salary pension?

How do you balance a market in decline with an increased need for cash in quarantine? Here's what you should know.

Ann
Okay I'll hold off. Maybe pay an IFA ...
25/03/2020 14:26:48
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Day Five
Could I invest now and take it out in two years or so?

DAY Five:

Could I invest now and take it out in two years or so?

At 75 years old, a reader asks if it's worth investing while it's cheap with the intention of withdrawing the money very soon.

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Day Six
My platform takes 2-3 days to trade. Are there faster ones?

DAY Six:

My platform takes 2-3 days to trade. Are there faster ones?

An iWeb user complains that it takes a few days to make a trade. Is this normal? Or can we suggest some faster platforms?

David H
Fantastic reply many thanks. I am now looking through your recommendations and will possibly choose another platform for the future. All the best for the website its been very helpful to me so far.
31/03/2020 20:48:28
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