Trump, Trade Wars and Stock Markets It is often said that stock markets climb a wall of worry. Bull markets go up the stairs while Bear markets crash down in a lift! The psychological nature of investing means that investors, being ever fearful of losing money, will always find something to worry about – politics, […]
Lessons from History can often provide useful insights into how stock market investors might behave in the future. The turbulent period leading up to and including the financial crisis of 2007 to 2009 is a good example.
The year began with strong performances from global share markets and economies, although in more recent weeks share prices have fallen back to the lower levels of a few months, even a year ago.
Economic & Stock Market Outlook, February 2018 Stock markets fell sharply in late January after US wage inflation hit its highest level since 2009, triggering fears that the US Federal Reserve (Fed) will need to raise interest rates more rapidly than expected. The sell-off was exacerbated by the frothy level of investor bullishness. The severity […]