Thursday, 8 Dec 2016
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Some market truth

There are few things that you won’t read in the text books about investment but you probably need to know. Here are a few:

The stock market only ever Crashes - Have you ever seen the opposite of a stock market crash? I’m not sure what you would call it even. A “Flash” perhaps? There is a reason for this, why stocks go up like a hot air balloon and down like a stone, it’s because humans, especially human investors, lose trust three times faster than they build confidence, so the market rises slowly and falls quickly, so its ‘Crashes’ but never ‘Flashes’. A 7% rise in the US market in the two weeks after Trump’s election is about as close to a ‘Flash’ as we’re ever likely to get

Rule number one - Don’t lose money.

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