Tag Archives: Investors

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 […]

A Crash Course for Investors

I’m pleased to provide a link to this landmark video series – ’Stock Market History: A Crash Course for Investors’, which explores lessons from hundreds of years of market trends in countries all over the world. Part 1 of 8 explains how markets evolved and how the world’s first recorded speculative bubble in 1637 taught […]

Market Volatility

It’s very easy at the moment to focus only on negative news – of which there is plenty – and “run for the hills”. Global equity, fixed income and currency markets have traded with increased volatility over the past two months. Global economic growth is slowing and concerns about inflation levels are increasing, even as […]

The Whole Investment Story

Synopsis: A ten year loss across the ‘noughties’ for UK shares is not the true story. We commented in our recent bulletin that 2009´s 22.1% rise in the FTSE 100 index was not the whole story for the past 12 months. The same “don´t-believe-the-Footsie approach” is worth taking for the ´noughties´ decade. FTSE Index 1999-2009 […]