Week 13: Hold tight and the ride will be over soon… I hope

Week 13: Hold tight and the ride will be over soon - I hope

Background

I wanted to start this article with something positive and special, and it didn’t take me long to find what I was looking for. If you stayed (or spent most of your time) at home last week, and clapped for a minute on 26th March at 8 pm to show your love and appreciation for the NHS, take a bow.

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Week 12: Stay home, stop panic buying and have some empathy

Week 12: Stay home, stop panic buying and have some empathy

Background

It was another very upsetting and stressful week. The number of deaths is rising at an alarming rate in Italy, Spain, and other European countries. This week, the total deaths in Italy exceeded those in China, and the bad news is that deaths are rising faster in the UK than Italy. It is normal to panic, but panic buying is making the situation worse. Supermarket shelves are empty; from toilet roll to bread. It is a particularly stressful time for the elderly and vulnerable people when the government is asking everyone to go into self-isolation for an indefinite time, and there is nothing left to buy in the shops.

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Week 11: Don’t Panic. Here is what I think we all should be doing… Washing our hands regularly!

Week 11: Don’t Panic. Here is what I think we all should be doing… Washing our hands regularly!

Background

Coronavirus is everywhere. It has almost spread to every country, and has captured almost every headline – there is not much else to talk about right now. It has turned the whole world into a Zombieland. Governments, starting from the Italian government, are closing their borders, banning large gatherings, closing shops, schools, and cancelling sports tournaments to stop the spread of the virus. Meanwhile, every single stock index has been dropping and reached the lowest in decades in the last week.

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Week 10: No point in talking about the “C” word! Have Patience for Portfolio.

Week 10: No point in talking about the "C" word! Have Patience for Portfolio.

Background

In the last two weeks, I traveled home to my native country Bangladesh to spend time with my family. I spent the whole time in Dhaka. My sister, who is a dentist in Australia, was also visiting, along with her husband. Over the duration of my stay, I met many of my relatives, friends and some local entrepreneurs. One of them was Atique Hasan, whose team has developed an amazing Addon Bundle for Elementor page builder for WordPress, called Exclusive Addons for Elementor.

While I was enjoying the company of my loved ones, worldwide hysteria surrounding coronavirus has doubled, and markets have been dropping almost every single day.

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Week 07: Coronavirus (again), HS2, Recession Fear & Portfolio Update

Background

The spike in coronavirus deaths, shuffle in the UK government cabinet with the chancellor of the exchequer’s resignation and the eurozone growth slow down were the main talks of the town during the week.

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Free shares from Freetrade – Its tiny but full of fun!

Free shares from Freetrade - It’s tiny but full of fun!

I briefly explained how I found and started using Freetrade in an earlier portfolio update post. If you don’t know what is Freetrade, here is a short intro – Freetrade is an UK-based financial app which offers freemium (free and paid) share dealing services. It takes minutes to set up an account and start trading.

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Week 06: Temporary Market Recovery, Portfolio Updates & More

Week 6: Temporary Market Recovery, My Portfolio Updates & More

Background

The market opened in a positive mood on Monday, and FTSE 100 was almost 3% up at the end of Thursday trading. However, it fell back to red due to the news of further coronavirus spread throughout the world, the European and Chinese market slowdown, etc.

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Week 05: Markets & Portfolios Dropped as Coronavirus Continues Its Havoc

Week 5 - Portfolio Investing

Background

I have been investing in shares for over the last 3/4 years. Like any other newbie investor, I have made mistakes in the past, and I am probably still making a few mistakes. However, I am, also, learning many new things every day. So I have decided to write a weekly column about the market, my portfolio, and investing opportunities. I honestly hope this will be useful to someone out there, one day.

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Coronavirus is creating mayhem in the financial markets. One of the two things I am doing right now!

Coronavirus is creating mayhem in the financial markets. One of the two things I am doing right now!

Coronavirus continues to spread all over the world. As of now, according to the Chinese media, at least about 81 died and 3000 people have been affected across China and elsewhere. Almost every hour, the news media is showing news about newly affected patients.
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