April Market Commentary

Introduction In March, the coronavirus outbreak seemed to steal all the headlines, giving us almost hourly updates as it transformed our lives, and made the word ‘unprecedented’ feel like an understatement. Inevitably, there has been a serious impact on world stock markets, which have suffered their worst quarter since 1987. The figures that follow …

Be wary of Covid-19 email scams

Scandalous though it may sound, cyber-criminals are using the coronavirus crisis to prey on unsuspecting individuals. Security experts have said they have seen an increase in email scams over the last few weeks, as if the world pandemic wasn’t bad enough in itself. We’re drawing these to your attention not to scare you but to raise awareness and …

How to avoid going stir-crazy during the coronavirus lockdown

The effects of the government enforced isolation period will be felt across the whole nation. It’s going to be difficult for all of us to spend three weeks (at a minimum!) without leaving home except for essential travel and one form of daily exercise. We’re going to have to adapt and find new things to keep our days filled to keep our spirits up. …