It is hard to believe how volatile the markets have been this year, and so far there seems no sign of that fading. The majority of the uncertainty relates to the Greek, and wider Eurozone debt problems.
This graph of the FTSE 100 over the last month visually demonstrates the volatility;
Here at Pembroke, we have ensured that our risk rated investment portfolios always have been, and continue to remain, widely diversified (i.e. not just invested in equities). This has meant that we have fared very well when markets have fallen, and our clients portfolios have suffered much smaller falls than the wider market.
A lot of commentators are forecasting a stronger q4, but just in case we continue to remain well diversified and equally cautious.