The Markets


It’s a little early for Halloween, but markets sure got spooked last week. After a 28-month ride to September highs, stock markets jolted and shook investors last week like the most dramatic and scream-inducing rollercoaster at an amusement park’s fright night.Despite the wild ride, by Friday’s close, FTSE 100 was down about 0.47 percent for the week.

Restoring some perspective
After a week like last week, it’s important to take a deep breath and cast a calm eye over current financial and economic circumstances. This can help restore perspective and ensure sound decision-making. Here are a few points to consider:

When you add to the mix human emotion and anxiety that has lingered since the financial crisis, you create the potential for a week like the one we just had.