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NINE YEARS OF BULL!


The US Share index is now treble where it was at its low point in March 2009, following the longest rising – bull - market in its history. The UK market has only doubled in the same period. Partly, this is because we have ‘old economy’ companies like miners instead of high-growth companies like Amazon and Google. Partly, it is because worldwide investors view Brexit as being pretty stupid financially.


History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme. Worldwide central bank policy has created this massive rising market. With rock bottom interest rates, there is less scope for central banks to take decisive action if this bull market ends in a crash, which gets increasingly likely the longer it goes on for and the higher it rises.


CONSIDERED WORDS BY OAKTREE ACCOUNTANCY


Attempting to call the top of the market is a fool’s game, you are better off buying lottery tickets. Instead, I stay fully invested but ready to rush out of the exit door at the first sign of trouble. History tells us this can come from the most unexpected places. For example, in 1987 one trigger for the largest ever one-day fall was US deficit numbers for September.


These were not that much


different from August 1987 but once the selling started, a full-scale rout developed.


Having voted Brexit, our economy is now financially lumped in with ‘emerging market’ economies like Latin America and Africa. Despite being very cheap compared to


American and European shares, our shares fall more heavily when there is a bad news day and we can expect them to fall very heavily in crash conditions.


This could throw up a massive buying opportunity. Politically, it looks like we are not going to execute an ‘escaped lunatic’ Brexit, such as Jacob Rees-Mogg or Boris Johnson are shouting for. We look like doing a more sensible Brexit, or even not leaving the EU at all. In either of these situations, I will invest heavily in the UK again because we no longer deserve to be lumped in with ‘basket economy’ nations and international investors will start backing Britain again. Interesting investment times lie ahead!


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