UK retail investors unmoved by market volatility

Only 11% of investors sold between March and May

James Baxter-Derrington
67% of investors believe the UK economy will get worse between now and the close of the year

67% of investors believe the UK economy will get worse between now and the close of the year

Over the course of March to May, a period which recorded the most volatile markets on record, UK retail investors largely stayed put, with 45% making no changes at all to their portfolios and only 11% selling, according to a new Boring Money survey commissioned by Vanguard.

Those who chose to 'buy the dip' preferred global markets to the UK, as 25% chose global tracker funds and 26% invested in region-specific funds. Passive providers and global brands top investor value...

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