Bull markets don't die of old age, but do they die of coronavirus?

Feb 28, 05:01 PM
Bull markets don't die of old age, we've been told countless times in recent years, but do they die of coronavirus?

That is the question that rattled investors are asking themselves after an astonishing week in which the FTSE 100 has fallen 12 per cent.

Stock markets around the world have sold off, as investors dump shares driven by a combination of the fear that a crash is finally arriving and the forecasts that coronavirus and attempts to stop it spreading will cause a global slowdown.

The UK stock market is down 15 per cent from its mid-January recent peak - what should investors do at times like these?

On this week's podcast, Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce and Georgie Frost discuss why coronavirus has hit markets so hard, why investors should not act rashly out of fear and panic, and consider the advice from investing experts.

Elsewhere, we reveal how we helped a couple get their £25,000 savings back after their phone number was ported away without consent.

Things get a little silly as we talk about how to deal with those difficult and bizarre interview questions that don't have a correct answer.

And finally, the 100 most iconic cars of all time have been named in a survey voted for by Boundless members – previously known as the Civil Service Motoring Association. We reveal what topped the charts.