How Much Risk Can You Really Handle?

Editor's Views: Work out your risk appetite before you invest, China's remarkable recovery and how this crisis could convert many young people to investing

Holly Black 3 July, 2020 | 11:28AM

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The Covid-19 pandemic has been a strange experience in so many ways. One of these is the fact that, despite widespread furloughing and many job cuts, a huge proportion of people have said they have been able to save more in recent months than they usually would. Turns out not being able to leave the house for four months has some benefits.

But what to do with these unexpected nest eggs. Splash out on a big holiday when things calm down or buy a fancy new car? Maybe do those home improvements you’ve been putting off or stash some money into a Jisa for your kids? One major financial milestone that many people might be considering is paying down their mortgage.

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Holly Black  is Senior Editor, Morningstar.co.uk

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