Video – Stock Market History: A Crash Course for Investors

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30 Jan Video – Stock Market History: A Crash Course for Investors

This entertaining and informative video provides a simple summary of the stock market and six important lessons for a long-term investor.

Going back to the Great Depression in the summer of 1932, investment journalist Robin Powell picks key lessons that many investors have failed to learn, time and time again.

Encouraging us to be realistic about our expectations of capital markets, Powell notes, “throughout history, investors have come to expect unrealistic returns. From tulips of all things in the 1630s, railway shares in the 1840s to tech stocks in the 1990s, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

At nearly eight minutes long, the video is a little long but you’ll hardly notice as it is both interesting and entertaining. In fact we think you will find it well worth watching.