Investment Insight — A flash in the pan?

By Richard Dunbar, Senior Investment Strategist, Investment Solutions, Aberdeen

As traders switched on their terminals on the morning of 6 May 2010, the thoughts at the front of their minds were very similar to those today. Greece was teetering on the brink of economic collapse, while the UK was heading to the polls for an election that threatened to take the country into uncharted political territory. Although these factors were creating some volatility, few could have predicted the events that would rock markets before the end of the day.

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