Investing post Covid-19: The dos and don'ts

Jun 03, 03:00 AM
The coronavirus pandemic has changed our lives in many ways. With so much turmoil in the global economy, it’s no surprise that our investment portfolios have taken a big hit. Over the past few months we’ve seen share prices crashing, livelihoods destroyed and governments rolling out generous stimulus packages to prop up economies. While stock markets have rallied from the lows we saw in March, the road ahead is still very unclear which can leave investors uncertain about what steps to take next.

So how should investors position their portfolios now? What opportunities should they consider? How much risk should they take? And with the record-breaking bull run encouraging many to manage their own investments, what’s next for the DIY investor?

Host Alice Haine, the personal finance editor of The National, is joined by Stuart McCulloch, the market head for the Middle East at The Fry Group, a financial advisory company based in Dubai International Financial Centre.