"The Covid Crash Was a Wake-Up Call"

Investor views: Private investor Ken Johnson has moved into more defensive holdings as he nears retirement age retirement

Emma Simon 27 January, 2021 | 12:29AM
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Currently aged 62, Ken Johnson is hoping to retire within the next two years. With that in mind, he's started to move his investments away from riskier areas to defensive holdings that can protect him in the event of a market dip.

The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent stock market crash has made Ken reassess his priorities. "I have not particularly enjoyed working from home full-time," he says. "I've realised I don't want to be doing this indefinitely so I've started thinking more seriously about when I will retire." 

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Emma Simon

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