Friday February 21, 2020

Time to face the brave new world

No investor is immune to losses in their portfolio, but you can minimise this by looking beyond the numbers at the sustainability of business models – and how they are handling the tech revolution

10th February, 2019
A trader watches the ebb and flow of share prices at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange Picture: Getty

The recent volatility in the markets will have made many investors a little uncomfortable. But anxiety isn’t confined to capitalists. Less-skilled members of the workforce can’t be too comfortable either. They see robots taking their jobs, they see open markets and they see competition from influxes of immigrant labour.

Hence we all see populism, protectionism and nationalism on the rise. Keeping markets open is more difficult for politicians than it used...

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