I am a recent Politics and International Relations undergraduate from Lancaster University and a prospective Master’s student in Middle Eastern politics. Additionally I have a keen interest in the stock market, which has helped promote a further interest in both financial and business news. As a result I have become an avid reader of the Financial Times as well as a frequent viewer of Bloomberg television. My approach to equity investing is to maintain a broadly diversified portfolio through a combination of both Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and individual company stocks. As far as making investment decisions I prefer to analyse company fundamentals over the use of technical analysis since my investment decisions are more longer term where technical analysis does not prove particularly useful. However during periods of high market volatility my investment decisions will likely shift towards short term trades rather than longer term investments. Sectors/Stocks that I favour are ones with broad international exposure i.e. companies with less than 50% of the sales/revenue in one country/region.