10 Aug 2011

Briefing: Stock Market Volatility - 'What should I do?'

Briefing: Stock Market Volatility - 'What should I do?'

Following the US Congress’ last minute agreement to raise America’s Debt Ceiling, Standard & Poor removed the AAA credit rating from US Treasuries. Europe has its own problems as the Eurozone remains in turmoil with Ireland, Portugal and Greece all requiring bailouts and the previously unthinkable scenario of a French or Italian default becoming a real possibility.

Following the US Congress’ last minute agreement to raise America’s Debt Ceiling, Standard & Poor removed the AAA credit rating from US Treasuries. Europe has its own problems as the Eurozone remains in turmoil with Ireland, Portugal and Greece all requiring bailouts and the previously unthinkable scenario of a French or Italian default becoming a real possibility.

Markets are understandably nervous and volatility continues to cause significant concern for investors, with many asking the question: “What should I do?”. Allan Gardner, Financial Services Director outlines the issues involved, draws on expert opinion from Industry Commentators and sets out Aberdein Considine’s Investment Committee’s views on how to deal with volatile markets.


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