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Should you still invest in the UK stock market?

There is no doubt that the last two years have seen many people lose significant amounts of money in the UK stock market. We have seen pension funds decimated, investments hit rock bottom and indeed many people have seen their nest eggs reduced to near zero. However even though many people are adamant that the stock market is not for them, we need to take a step back and consider exactly what the stock market stands for and what it reflects.

In simple terms, without the UK stock market there would be very little funding available for businesses to grow which would have a massive impact on the economy. The bond market is also a very useful tool for the UK government to raise funds to invest into the economy, finance debt and attempt to reduce the budget deficit. Many people do not seem to realise that an investment into a pension fund is an indirect investment into the UK stock market and an investment in the property sector is also an indirect investment into the UK economy.

Without the UK stock market there would be no viable UK economy and while many people have felt pain in the short term, the long term potential for capital growth is still there. However, it is vital that you take professional financial advice if you are considering investing into the stock market.

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