Ready for take-off?

Why it could be time to jump on board a recovery in the travel and leisure sector

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Apologies for my absence over the last week or so, which I’ve spend recovering from what I thought was a mild dose of the Omicron variant. Having suffered little during the first week with what seemed like not much more than a stinky cold, I’ve spent the second – since testing negative – feeling utterly awful. Shortness of breath, fatigue and a foggy head, thankfully now improving, has meant it’s taken all the concentration I can muster to get a few words down on paper.

Perhaps, then, the World Health Organisation is right that we should avoid the temptation to think that the pandemic is over or that Omicron is a mild disease – as I had done in week one of sniffly self-isolation. Cases are still rising in Europe and some developing world countries, like India. And my own brush with the bug leads me to think there is indeed something very un-cold-and-flu-like about it.

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Quality Shares Weekly 10/12/21

Markets can’t make up their mind about the latest Covid twist

The week began with a strong recovery from the recent market wobble as fears over the Omicrom variant looked like they could be overblown, only for indices to dip again as the week drew to a close as concern that the spread may be accelerating prompted the introduction of new restrictions.

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Patience is a virtue for Jet2 investors

More volatility is likely in the short-term but patience could be rewarded for those prepared to take a longer-term view.

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Even before Covid-19 reared its head, the airline and package holiday industries had experienced plenty of ups and downs. Both are sensitive to the economic climate and also have a reputation for struggling to balance demand and supply for their services from time to time. 

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