The Financialist: Five years on from Northern Rock: Have investors learnt the lessons of 2007?

18th September 2012

Quote of the day

Sir Nicholas Macpherson, "The main damage which was done on Northern Rock goes back to 2007‑08 … with the benefit of hindsight; the Treasury was slow off the mark." (Guardian)

 

Chart of the day

 

Over the past year, G4 central bank balance sheets grew by 21% and the G4 M2 money stock actually contracted by 1.8%. (FT Alphaville)

Economics

Britain risks Japan-style stagnation unless it changes the pace of fiscal consolidation. (FT)

Why informed expert opinion on economic policy can sometimes be wrong. (Stumbling and Mumbling)

Chris Harlow, "How does making it more expensive for overseas businesses to trade here increase UK competitiveness and boost growth?" (Adam Smith Institute)

 

‘New Economics'

Why the end of cheap food is not just an agricultural problem but a human one, too. (Open Economy)

Stop bankers betting on hunger. (Positive Money)

When central bankers peddle lies about mainstream monetary theory. (Bill Mitchell – billy blog)

 

Strategy

Five years on from Northern Rock: Have investors learnt the lessons of 2007? (Independent)

10 companies I might buy if I won the Euromillions jackpot. (Motley Fool)

Real life examples for those new to the world of Investing. (Morningstar)

 

Previously on The Financialist:

The Financialist: Five shares investors should look out for this week

The Financialist: 'The 5 worst economic disasters of the 20th century'

Breaking down Ed Milliband's predistribution plan 

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