Martin: Indiscriminate selling creating opportunities

By Mark Martin, Head of UK Equities, Neptune Investment Management

The start of 2016 has been one of the most tumultuous periods in recent years for UK markets, with the FTSE 100 Index briefly entering bear market territory in the middle of January. Fuelled by a collapse in the oil price and escalating concerns over China’s slowdown, the FTSE 100 has fallen by more than 11 per cent since the start of the year. Similarly, the FTSE 250 Index has fallen by almost 13 per cent across the same period.* Furthermore, intra-day movements have been very wide-ranging.

*Source: Lipper as at 12.02.16

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