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.
Continue reading “Week 12: Stay home, stop panic buying and have some empathy”
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.
Continue reading “Week 11: Don’t Panic. Here is what I think we all should be doing… Washing our hands regularly!”
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.
Continue reading “Week 10: No point in talking about the “C” word! Have Patience for Portfolio.”
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.
Continue reading “Week 06: Temporary Market Recovery, Portfolio Updates & More”