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4 Historic Stock Market Crashes

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Stock market crashes: What you’ll learn

Stock market crashes

Detailed accounts of the biggest stock market crashes in the last 50 years

Spot the signs

Learn how the likes of Paul Tudor Jones predicted history’s biggest stock market crashes

Black swans vs Grey rhinos

Find out whether the coronavirus stock market crash was as unpredictable as it seemed

Expert perspectives

Hear from specialist investors who were working when the markets collapsed

Dotcom crash

The tech bubble that popped, taking 80% of the Nasdaq’s value with it in just two years

Global Financial Crisis

How did giants like Northern Rock and Lehman Brothers et al. crumble overnight? Find out in our eBook

Winning a loser’s game

Find out how some companies gained while the markets collapsed around them

Learn from history

Find out what caused some of the world’s biggest stock market crashes to date

Hear stories first-hand

Read interviews with expert investors who witnessed stock market crashes up close

Get ahead

Apply your knowledge to beat future market slumps and protect your investments

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Stock Market Crashes: Learn from the past & prepare for the future

We take a look at three of history’s biggest stock market crashes, including what caused them and how the markets bounced back. No two stock market crashes are the same, but looking to the past may provide valuable insight into how to invest post the coronavirus collapse.


wiped from HKEX, ASX and SGX following Black Monday


Nasdaq decline in the two years following the dotcom bubble’s peak


wiped off stock markets’ value in the 2007 global financial crash

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The key to exploiting a bubble is timing and knowing when and how to get out before the stock market crashes. While exiting early is a safe tactic, attempting to time an exit is far riskier.

Alternatively, investors can always play it safe by not chasing the crowd and instead rotating into more liquid assets to ensure a speedy exit as the stock market crash begins.

“You can buy the stocks, you can buy funds that own the stocks, or you can buy call options on the major market indexes,” says Reynolds. “There are even some ETFs [exchange-traded funds] that provide a combination of preservation investments. The key is to stay one step ahead.” Guarded caution is useful too of course. As economist John Maynard Keynes put it: “The markets can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent.”

There's [an American football] cliché that offence wins games and defence wins championships - it's very true in the realm of investing

Mark Spitznagel – Universa Investments

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