Lessons learnt from the latest financial crisis

August is usually quiet on the world’s stock markets, not this year! The graph to the left shows just how volatile the FTSE 100 has been in the past month or so. So, as savers and investors, what has the last few weeks taught us? We thought we would take a rather tongue in cheek look at some lessons learned. 1. The financial crisis is not over The days of the credit crunch and the official recession seem a long way away, but their effects can still be felt everywhere we look. Interest rates are at all time lows and inflation is rising, forcing people to ...