I for one find your overview helpful.I do this stuff for a living, I have a very good idea what I'm talking about and I'm happy to discuss such matters.
At least, here, I haven't seen any blatant rampers, derampers or the classic pump and dump tossers that infest the LSE or ADVFN chat pages.Again people asking and worse still giving, financial advise on an anonymous multi media web site.
You're now actually saying stock markets haven't crashed...They haven't - YET
Give it another couple of months and then you can call it a crash / devastation / wrecked / other expressions available.
Unless of course, you have an amazingly accurate crystal ball.
I too have Shares in Standard Life ... by chance I had a small Private Pension with them before they were floated and had free Shares and later benefited from other bonuses / options ... it has been an interesting investment .... into which I have always reinvested Dividends .... experienced a Share Buy Back but they took a bit of a hit when Lloyds withdrew a portfolio they had with them ... at some cost to Lloyds who incidentally we also have Shares with ... The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away .... but in the long haul I believe probably a wise move to take up the flotation option .I was close to realising the value of my Standard Life shares, which had been very much on the up since the election. I'll sit tight (have done for a decade or more). They'll get back there.
They have fallen and entered bear territory - They have certainly not crashed and I have never claimed that they have. Laughing at you on the other thread ( FTSE 8000 by end of year ) and posting pointers that upset you, is not claiming the Markets have crashed.You're now actually saying stock markets haven't crashed...
You've actually said, for the second time, that stock markets haven't crashed...They have fallen and entered bear territory - They have certainly not crashed and I have never claimed that they have. Laughing at you on the other thread ( FTSE 8000 by end of year ) and posting pointers that upset you, is not claiming the Markets have crashed.
I know this might be difficult for you to understand - It is not me that is making any claims, I am merely posting the opinion / views of others.
October 2019 - There were plenty of indicators
The late 19th century, a period of on-and-off economic downturns following a financial crisis, may have some lessons for anyone trying to make sense of...www.marketwatch.com
Warnings aplenty about economies taking a hammering even before Klung Flu kicked off.
The cumulative fallout from economic contraction / recession and Klung Flu may well cause a crash - That will not be known until further down the line.
Just watch the following indicators on a monthly basis.
Business's closing ( Never to reopen once Governments stop paying wages )
Monthly PMI's ( as I posted yesterday )
Then add in the problems created by ever increasing debt to fire fight the current crisis.