The impact of the pound on your portfolio

Why it has never been more important to consider foreign exchange rates when investing
One of the most striking aspects of 2016 was the impact of currency returns on investor portfolios. The sharp fall in the pound after the EU referendum meant that sterling finished the year down 16% against the dollar, 14% against the euro and 19% against the yen. UK-based investors with exposure to overseas assets denominated in any of these currencies would have enjoyed a massive increase in their value...

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The value of your investments can go down as well as up and you may get back less than you originally invested. We don't offer advice, so it's important you understand the risks, if you're unsure please consult a suitably qualified financial adviser. Tax treatment depends on your individual circumstances and rules may change. Past performance is not a guide to future performance and some investments need to be held for the long term.