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Some of the shares which have been hit hardest by the pandemic could prove to be good opportunities - as long as the shares are in companies which survive (stock image)

Some of the shares which have been hit hardest by the pandemic could prove to be good opportunities - as long as the shares are in companies which survive (stock image)

Some of the shares which have been hit hardest by the pandemic could prove to be good opportunities - as long as the shares are in companies which survive (stock image)

The pandemic is still clearly a force for investors to grapple with. Worries that the resurgence of the coronavirus could force countries to limit or reverse their lockdown-easing measures saw European and US stocks wobble in recent weeks. This summer has seen an alarming number of Covid-19 cases in the US, Brazil, Russia and India.

All the same though, the hope is that the world is now in a better place - and that it understands more about the virus - than it did in the early months of 2020. So as many countries slowly emerge from lockdown restrictions - and hopefully put the worst of the pandemic behind them, how might investors play the stock markets?

The upbeat investor