Hobson: Investors Should Not Fear Brexit

THE WEEK: Morningstar columnist is unfazed by the prospect of Brexit - he remains convinced that it is right to stay fully invested and "hang the consequences"

Rodney Hobson 13 May, 2016 | 10:24AM

The big surprise of the Brexit debate for me so far has been the remarkable lack of reaction in the markets to the prospect of a vote to leave. Perhaps some of the warnings have got a little too extreme – World War Three, anyone? – or perhaps the markets are confident that we will vote to stay.

Carney got a little carried away with threats of a recession if we leave the EU

Nonetheless, this is, for investors, turning into the Scottish referendum mark II and I remain convinced that it is right to stay fully invested and hang the consequences.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Barratt Developments PLC784.00 GBX-1.36
Galliford Try Holdings PLC126.50 GBX1.20
Taylor Wimpey PLC190.95 GBX-0.39
Vistry Group PLC1,230.00 GBX0.24

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Rodney Hobson

Rodney Hobson  is a columnist for Morningstar.co.uk and author of several investing books, including The Dividend Investor and How to Build a Share Portfolio.

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