Danielle Levy

UK shares: how to play the Brexit turmoil to your advantage

As the UK’s deadline to leave the European Union approaches, investors in the UK stock market face great uncertainty. At the time of writing, the UK had a potential deal on the table with the EU. However, with plenty of hurdles still to clear, not least parliamentary approval, investors could be forgiven for preparing for the worst.

Hard Brexit could impact more than markets for fund investors

With just a few months left to go before the UK leaves the European Union (EU), investors are likely to be feeling nervous. At the time of writing, the UK had a potential deal on the table with the EU. However, with several challenging hurdles still to clear, it’s difficult to rule out a ‘no deal’ or ‘hard Brexit’ scenario, which would see the UK give up full access to the single market.

The dangers of too much portfolio diversification

Diversification is often described as ‘the only free lunch in town’. The theory goes that by diversifying your investments across a range of asset classes, geographies or investment styles, you can potentially reduce risk and volatility within your portfolio. Effectively, you are not putting all your eggs in one basket.