Asian markets follow Europe and US as share prices tumble

Worldwide stock markets fallWe wake this morning to the news that Asia stock markets have fallen significantly overnight, and holding our breath to see what will happen when European markets open this morning and the US Dow Jones later today. Overnight Japan's Nikkei 225 index fell 3.6%, whilst markets in South Korea's lost 6.1%, and in Australia 2.1%. This comes on the back of yesterday’s falls on the US Dow Jones which was down by 5.6%, and a 3.39% reduction of the FTSE 100; all 18 markets in western ...

Hints & tips to help stay sane during the market turmoil

The world’s stock markets have been hit by fears of global recession and the debt crisis spreading to the world’s largest trading nations. The FTSE 100 fell significantly yesterday wiping around £50 billion off the value of the UK’s largest companies, overnight stock markets feel dramatically in the Far East and today the FTSE has fallen significantly again. So just how do you stay sane during this time of market turmoil, should you be taking action? We thought we’d put together a few hints, tips and general reminders to help you through this worrying time. 1. Take stock Take time to take stock, don’t rush into ...