This article was published on 16 May 2019. Some information may be out of date.

Getting out of investments

The importance of being able to get out of investments:

  • Which investments are easy to cash up, and which are not
  • The costs of selling

The importance of not being forced to sell:

  • Do a worst case scenario
  • The risks of borrowing to invest

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Mary Holm is a freelance journalist, a director of Financial Services Complaints Ltd (FSCL), a seminar presenter and a bestselling author on personal finance. From 2011 to 2019 she was a founding director of the Financial Markets Authority. Her opinions are personal, and do not reflect the position of any organisation in which she holds office. Mary’s advice is of a general nature, and she is not responsible for any loss that any reader may suffer from following it.