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IFAP offers tips on surviving market turmoil

IFA Promotion has published a guide aimed at advising investors on how to best survive an economic downturn.

The turbulence of the markets was clearly seen last week when the FTSE 100 plummeted below 4,000 for the first time since December 1996 to record its single biggest one-day loss since September 11.

This was followed only days later by the index bouncing back to almost 4,200, demonstrating the uncertain state of the markets in investors&#39 minds.

IFAP&#39s guide aims to help consumers survive the uncertainty with their savings intact by pointing them in the direction of safe products less likely to get caught up in the turbulence of the markets. The booklet is free and available through IFAP&#39s website or via its freefone number.

Chief executive David Elms says: “Stockmarket performance can affect everything from your pension fund to school fees provision and seeing the FTSE fall below 4,000 will no doubt have prompted many nervous investors to review their positions.”

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