From a listed company perspective, this news does present a challenge, and the issue now will likely involve trying to persuade shareholders not to divest any further, by demonstrating their long-term value over providing a quick buck. As inflation continues to influence the economy, and interest rates steadily creeping up, investors will likely continue to see headwinds impacting their pockets, and whether they choose to continue investing despite these cost pressures will be a huge challenge.
That being said, time in the markets beats timing the markets, so any knee-jerk reactions should be avoided where possible. It’s important that investors who do dip into their pots to cover bills think of how they are going to replace those funds when that financial pressure subsides, as they might well be losing out on the benefits of compounding dividends, for example. The best strategy remains leaving your money in the markets for the long-term. The bottom line remains this; the sooner you can replace any money you withdraw, the better.