Could the FTSE Hit 8,000 in 2019?

A recent rout on the stock market has left many investors concerned about the outlook for the UK in 2019, but could now be the time to buy at the bottom?

Holly Black 27 December, 2018 | 12:36PM

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The FTSE 100 has fallen to a two-year low while the pound is down a hefty 13.5% from where it stood on the day of the EU referendum, at just $1.27. There is clearly much nervousness UK assets. 

The volatility of the past few months has seen money pour out of equity funds – some £132 million was pulled out of UK Equity Income funds in October alone, according to latest figures from the Investment Association. Instead many people are looking to safe havens such as cash and gold for protection. But experts say those who are tempted to sell now could miss out on significant gains. 

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Holly Black  is Senior Editor, Morningstar.co.uk

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