Global financial markets have been dominated by the largely unexpected result of the UK's EU referendum. The surprise vote to leave the EU sent equity markets into a tailspin as investors grappled with the implications, with an immediate sell-off in those stocks with revenue exposure to the UK and Europe. US equities also fell sharply on the news, but have since pared back the losses to stay in the black for the year-to-date (8 July), while Asia excluding Japan equities suffered minimal impact from the fallout.
The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the original amount they invested.
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