In the latest of his articles on history’s great financial disasters, John Stepek looks at what the Panic of 1907 can tell us about today’s markets.
Articles written by John Stepek
Abandoning a fund due to its past history can be a costly mistake. John Stepek explains.
Most people consider themselves to be smarter than the average investor. But that’s a dangerous way to think, says John Stepek.
Japan’s prime minister has called a snap general election. That’s a big risk for him, says John Stepek – but how much does it matter for investors?
High house prices are hugely damaging to our economy. But there’s no chance of either of our political parties making things better, says John Stepek.
Catalonia’s independence referendum has caused a stir in the news, but the markets’ reaction so far has been subdued. John Stepek looks at what might happen in the long term.
John Stepek looks at how Trump and Merkel’s fortunes this week have affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.
John Stepek casts an eye back to the slow, painful bond market crash of 1967-71 to see what investors can learn about the current bond bubble.
Never mind poor performance, John Stepek explains why a strong track record of beating expectations can also be a worry for stock pickers.
First we had “peak oil”, now electric cars will bring about “peak lithium”. But don’t worry, says John Stepek, “peak” arguments are always wrong. Here’s why.