Michael Murray: As stock markets get choppy, a listed funeral undertaker such as Dignity plc looks on the surface like a safe haven. But even Dignity could face a pitfall along the funeral route.

Michael Murray: As stock markets get choppy, a listed funeral undertaker such as Dignity plc looks on the surface like a safe haven. But even Dignity could face a pitfall along the funeral route.

As stock markets become jittery and earnings disappointments accumulate, most investors will be considering the vulnerability of their equity portfolios.

As stock markets become jittery and earnings disappointments accumulate, most investors will be considering the vulnerability of their equity portfolios.

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