Investor Views: I'm Taking Profits Before Market Shake-up

Private investor Gary Barnes is optimistic his share portfolio is well-placed to cope with both bull and bear markets

Emma Simon 24 October, 2018 | 2:28PM

Fevertree drinks

Gary Barnes is nervous about the effect that current political upheaval could have on returns for both property and shares.

“I’ve been investing for around 20 years and understand that you need to take a long-term view. Over the past five years or so it has been a very benign environment, and it’s been relatively easy to make decent returns. I am not sure the next five years are going to be quite the same.”

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
British American Tobacco PLC2,630.50 GBX1.37
Fevertree Drinks PLC2,255.00 GBX-2.42
Lloyds Banking Group PLC29.93 GBX1.62
Royal Dutch Shell PLC B1,189.20 GBX1.52
Smith & Nephew PLC1,574.50 GBX-0.16
Unilever PLC4,508.00 GBX0.51
XLMedia PLC24.25 GBX0.00

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Emma Simon

Emma Simon  is a financial journalist, specialising in investment and consumer issues, writing for Morningstar.co.uk

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