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Time might be right for investors

Time might be right for investors

Category: Investments

Updated: 27/05/2009
First Published: 27/05/2009

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It's been suggested now might be a good time for investors to begin returning to the stock markets, after fund managers hoping to benefit from a market upturn revealed they would be increasing their personal investments in UK shares.

While seven out of ten UK fund managers have made changes to the make up of their investments in the last six months, almost half of them have placed their trust in stocks and shares and increased their stock market exposure, according to research from Lloyds TSB UK Private Banking.

Furthermore, six in ten said they expect to increase the value of their personal investments in UK shares in the coming six months, and 56 per cent expect to profit quickly from their stock market investments, due to an upturn in the markets in 2009.

"Unfortunately, nobody can foresee the future of the markets," warned the bank's propositions, investments and marketing director, Prabal Gupta.

"However, individual investors might be encouraged by the fact that the UK's fund management professionals - many of whom manage phenomenal amounts of money for private and institutional investors - are starting to see light at the end of the tunnel.

"Investing in shares certainly isn't right for everyone. But for those who are willing to build some risk into their portfolio, the signs are there that this could be an opportunity for investors to capitalise for the long term, based on extremely attractive current valuations."

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