We all have been following the latest news about the U.S. elections and Brexit negotiations, the first now resolved and the latest still in doubt, and the constant bombarding of new restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Not so long ago, we could see some of our fellow countries had success in suppressing the virus and getting back on track for slightly economic recovery. However, during the past few weeks we have been spectators of how difficult it will be to keep on top of outbreaks.
Nonetheless, there has been some hope during this past week, and the beginning of this one, as we have seen the markets rising together with the excitement brought by the U.S. elections. Investors seem positive about the outcome and the appointment of Joe Biden as the new President-elect of the United States. Oil prices surge and Tech continuing dominating the scene are bringing some certainty to the markets.
On the other hand, interest rates staying close to zero are a reminder of how important is to look for alternatives for a diversified portfolio of investments. This is an important factor we always consider when it comes to protect our client’s investments, and therefore why we partner with Russell Investments to provide a full range of multi asset funds options.
Keeping in mind volatility is a factor we need to have present throughout the rest of 2020 and into 2021 as final decisions are to be taken regarding Brexit, the release of the so wanted Covid-19 vaccine, the five years economy plan imposed by China and the expectation of a gridlock congress by January 2021, among others events, it is crucial to remember that stock market declines are common, occur without warning, end as unexpectedly as they begin and can present opportunities for long-term investors to buy at lower prices.
We will continue keeping you in the loop with the latest updates and please feel free to talk to us, we are obliged to help!