Tag Archives: Bull Market

Investment Lesson: 1955 – 2011

Time for reflection… let’s look at the performance of the largest 750 companies listed on the UK stockmarket; FTSE All-Share Index from February 1955 to June 2011. Investors can draw two lessons. First, since 1955, bull markets in the FTSE All-Share Index have lasted longer than bear markets and delivered gains that are disproportionately greater […]

It Can’t Happen Here

A restless college dropout, he founded a wildly successful company whose innovative products touched millions of lives. He was a brilliant, dictatorial, and cantankerous leader, relentlessly pushing his staff to solve one impossible problem after another. He had no use for conventional market research, and trusted his own vision to create products with little detectable […]

Deciphering the Code

With the debate over the U.S. government debt, the debt woes in the Eurozone, and talk of a double-dip recession – suddenly fairly complex economic issues are showing up in the mainstream news.  In our own conversations with clients, we recognise that sometimes the lingo used in the financial services and economic world can become […]

Selecting a Soothsayer!?

New York Times columnist Jeff Sommer, acknowledging recently that he found himself in a “buoyant mood” due to the steady rise in stock prices, sought out someone with a gloomier assessment of the financial markets to provide a counterweight to what he feared could be excessive optimism. He turned to Robert Prechter, a veteran market […]