Beware any UK consumer-facing stocks in your portfolio

It might be time to take profit on some of your best performing investments
Thursday 14 Sep 2017 Author: Daniel Coatsworth
Consumer confidence is influencing the direction of many share prices at present. Anyone invested in a business which relies on consumer spending is already likely to be nervous; and the near-term outlook doesn’t look promising. You may wish to think about taking some profit in your best performing UK consumer-facing stocks and switching to more broad investments with defensive characteristics for the time being. For example, retailers (...

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