Article preview: The appointment of Boris Johnson as the new Conservative party leader brings uncertainty and concern about a possible change in government. Political uncertainty can cause investors to lose confidence in domestic equity markets. This latest bout of political change coincides with more considerable uncertainty around Brexit, with Prime Minister Johnson plotting a course towards a no-deal exit from the European Union at the end of October. Parliament remains divided over Brexit options, raising the risk of political deadlock and upheaval in the months ahead; actions that could result in a fresh general election, designed to boost the currently wafer-thin Tory majority, or at least obtain a more explicit mandate from the electorate.
What worries you most about a change in government?
This 405-word blog post considers investor fears about a possible change in government, including a sensible strategy for dealing with these concerns. Written on 23rd July 2019.
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