March meltdown – How bad was it?

March was a very difficult month for investors, their advisers and fund managers and everyone is glad April is proving to be much better for global stock markets with a strong bounce in returns. However with the FTSE 100 trading at 5,773 as I write, the index of the UK’s largest companies is still well below its January peak of …

Black Tuesday – The History and Legacy of the Wall Street Stock Market Crash of 1929

This little book by Charles Rivers Editors made very interesting reading for me over the Christmas period. It was not technical and was written in layman’s terms so it is well worth buying a copy if this brief summary piques your interest. I can only do scant justice to the lessons investors can draw from these historic events in an …