Lots of things that we took for granted have shifted, from working patterns to ways that we see friends and enjoy ourselves, whether because of the restrictions aimed to stop the spread or as a consequence of the effects of those restrictions, especially financially.
One of the areas where the impact of coronavirus can be seen most starkly is in the global stock markets, which is no surprise given that they rely on certainty, international trade and consumers being able to spend their money on goods and services. None of which has been free flowing since countries all around the world went into lockdown in the early months of the year.
Of course, there have been some areas where the markets have been strong in recent months, with stocks in tech companies rebounding quickly, while the easing of lockdown measures and President Trump’s economic impetus package also saw some confidence restored. However, these are still difficult times for investors looking to make a profit from stocks and shares and with no end yet in sight for the pandemic, that’s not going to change soon.
So what is a safer investment? Scotch whisky, that’s what.