Market Crises: people and politics

people act like sheep in market crises

Despite regular periods of falling prices in markets, advisers often seem to focus on the upside, with relatively little thought towards spotting the next crisis.

This is the second of two articles exploring some of the reasons why market crises can develop. The previous focused on secular trends, while this article examines the role of people and political forces.  Political events often affect markets, as events over the past few years have shown.  Although unexpected outcomes may upset mainstream opinion, media coverage rapidly moves on, and adverse market events can be quickly forgotten.

Q G Rayer (2018), Market crises: people and politics, DISCUS, available at, 4 pages, 16 August 2018.

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Dr Quintin Rayer

About Dr Quintin Rayer

Quintin is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments, a Chartered Wealth Manager and holds a Physics degree from Imperial College London and a Physics doctorate in atmospheric physics from Oxford University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics.