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Investors Crash Course – Part 6

Part six of an eight-part series on the lessons to learn from stock market history examines the importance of diversification – and particularly the need to balance riskier assets, such as equities, with less volatile ones, like bonds. Because shares and bonds have a negative correlation, having an element of both is advisable. Expert analysis […]

Investors Crash Course – Part 5

The rules of sensible investing are, in fact, relatively simple. Unfortunately, the investment industry seems to prefer complexity. Twice in recent history, that complexity has sent markets tumbling, as part five of our stock market history series shows. The lessons went unlearned, however; and just 20 years later came another crash – the ‘credit crunch’ […]

Investors Crash Course – Part 4

Stock-market-timing Although it’s very tempting to try to time the market, in fact it’s virtually impossible to do it successfully. Far better than focusing on short-term ups and downs is to invest for the long term. Part four of our series looks through stock market history to show that it’s not TIMING the market, but […]

Investors Crash Course – Part 3

Part 3 of an eight-part series on the lessons to learn from stock market history explains why investors need to stay calm when, inevitably, markets turn volatile. My hope is that this series will help ordinary investors to see through the marketing and media hype and make better investment decisions as a result. I am […]

Investors Crash Course – Part 2

Video Series – Part 2 This second part of the eight-part series on the lessons to be learned from stock market history explains why investors need to be realistic about the sort of returns they can expect. My hope is that this series will help ordinary investors to see through the marketing and media hype […]