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Shares - - GREAT IDEAS UPDATES -

POSITIVES

Cur­rent valu­a­tions met­rics don’t im­ply the UK mar­ket is overly ex­pen­sive and stocks are cer­tainly cheap rel­a­tive to the US.

A 3.8% prospec­tive div­i­dend yield from the FTSE 100 is also a de­cent re­ward for the ex­tra risks of in­vest­ing in the stock mar­ket ver­sus cash in the bank where rates are very poor and gen­er­ally be­low the cur­rent level of in­fla­tion.

NEG­A­TIVES

Higher than av­er­age eq­uity rat­ings in­creases the risks that shares fall on the slight­est bit of bad news.

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