caption Martin Gilbert source Aberdeen Standard Investments The collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008 tolled the bell for the global financial system as we knew it. Martin Gilbert, the co-CEO of Standard Life Aberdeen, a $736 billion asset manager and the largest active manager in the UK, helped his firm survive the crisis by spotting the red flags early enough. He recently shared with Business Insider three things that investors can learn from that experience – especially those who weren’t there. Every September for the rest of time, Wall Street will reflect on the surreal crisis of 10 years ago. It will mark the anniversary of the demise of Lehman Brothers, the giant investment banks that folded as America’s housing market and several investment products tied to it collapsed. Like Bear Stearns, many other firms were forced to make deals or shut down. Aberdeen Asset Management, now Aberdeen Standard Investments … [Read more...] about A $736 billion investor that survived the stock-market crash of a lifetime has 3 simple pieces of advice for everyone who’s just starting out
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Matthew Phillips New York Times August 22, 2018 The party has been going for more than a decade. But a lot of Americans haven’t been celebrating.Stocks crossed a major threshold Wednesday, when the 10-year-old bull market arguably become the longest on record.It ranks among the great booms in US market history. The S&P 500 stock index has soared more than 320 percent since emerging from the rubble of the financial crisis in March 2009, creating more than $18 trillion in wealth. Advertisement But the gains haven’t been spread among the masses. Stock market wealth is heavily concentrated among the richest families. Get Talking Points in your inbox: An afternoon recap of the day’s most important business news, delivered weekdays. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here As the stock market surged, prices for … [Read more...] about The bull market hits a milestone: 3,453 days. But not everyone’s in on the action.
Without question, Warren Buffett and the rest of Berkshire Hathaway's investment team incorporate many different metrics when evaluating prospective companies to acquire and stocks to buy. However, Buffett himself has mentioned one specific metric as the best indicator of stock valuations, and it has appropriately been nicknamed the "Buffett Indicator" in the investing community. Here's what the Buffett Indicator is, and why it may be signaling that the stock market is a bit overheated. The Buffett Indicator This is a metric that Buffett uses to get an overall feel for the valuation of U.S. stocks. In fact, he described it as "the best single measure of where valuations stand at any given moment" in a 2001 interview with Fortune Magazine. It's a fairly simple metric to calculate, too. Just divide the total market capitalization of all U.S. stocks by the latest gross domestic product, or GDP. Is it reliable? To be clear, no stock market metrics are 100% reliable at … [Read more...] about A favorite Warren Buffett stock market metric is at all-time high
Joe Ciolli, provided by Published 6:10 am, Thursday, June 14, 2018 Twitter / Cantor Relief The mysterious volatility trader known as "50 Cent" appears to have made some new bets this week that the stock market will see turbulence over the summer. The trades match a growing sentiment across Wall Street that the stock market could be in for a rocky ride over the next few months. It looks like the swashbuckling volatility trader known as "50 Cent" is already plotting his comeback. Recommended Video: Now Playing: Stocks plunged again Thursday, and for the second time in four days, the Dow Jones industrial average sank more than 1,000 points. The two best-known stock market indexes, the Dow and the Standard & Poor's 500, have dropped 10 percent from their all- Media: Fox5 Known for his consistent purchases of bite-size Cboe Volatility Index (VIX) options — usually costing about 50 cents — the trader has historically positioned himself to profit … [Read more...] about The mysterious trader known as ’50 Cent’ appears to be back betting on more stock market chaos
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Business A monitor displays stock market information on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange last week. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg) by David J. Lynch by David J. Lynch Email the author April 30 at 7:40 PM Email the author For most of the past decade, as the U.S. economy marched through the second-longest expansion in its history, Americans enjoyed a rare trifecta: soaring stock values, cheap loans and consumer prices that rarely rose. That favorable climate benefited everyone from people nearing retirement to those buying their first homes or just filling their gas tanks. But suddenly, the good fortune is melting away, … [Read more...] about Rare trifecta of soaring stocks, cheap loans and low inflation coming to an end