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Should you automate your investments?

Apps today can remove the stress of choice and might even enhance your returns

By Andy Davis   May 2020

Photo: Automatic advantages? Photo: Raphael Fournier/SIPA USA/PA Images

Recent weeks have provided a powerful reminder that stock markets climb the stairs but go down in the lift. With exquisite irony, Europe’s largest private equity deal in a decade, agreed just as the crash began, was the €17.2bn purchase of the continent’s biggest elevator maker. Those deal-makers, along with the rest of us, have suffered a descent so rapid that comparisons with the crash of 2008 are not misplaced.

But despite stomach-turning headlines, the best response is to shrug and get on…

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