Thursday June 4, 2020

Invested: Crisis or the curse of total recall?

Memories of 2008 and a rough start to the new year are making investors wary, but there is value out there for those prepared to take a risk, writes Ian Guider

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

@ianguider
21st February, 2016
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Are we doomed by the markets’ addiction to cheap money? Picture: Getty

What’s going on? The question on the mind of every investor since the beginning of the year.

We have witnessed the worst start to a year for global markets since the Great Depression in the US in the 1930s. Such has been the battering stock markets have taken, that we are now in bear market territory, having reached all-time highs just last May. The capitulation has seen government bond yields fall to record...

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