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HONEST INVESTMENT WISDOM: What Reality Is All About
After all, global equity markets have made stellar gains since the first quarter of 2009 despite enormous uncertainty and difficulties in the global economy and the global financial system over that period.My caution was misplaced last year and so far this year it appears to have little justification. Markets are still simply surging ahead.
So far this year the US S&P 500 has gained 14.5% in euro terms; the FTSE 100 has gained 16.3%; the German DAX has gained 22.6%; the Nikkei is up 29.8%; the French CAC is up 22.2% and even the Iseq has gained almost 21%.
Indeed since the first quarter of 2009 — just six years ago — the US S&P 500 has gained 210%; the FTSE 100 has gained 101%; the German DAX has gained 228%; the Nikkei is up 185%; the French CAC is up 107%, and the Iseq has gained 229%. Read More.
The Optimism Or Stupid Bias - Our Hard-Wired Brains Survival State