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We are back living in the 1980s say RICS statistics and possibly hope BT shareholders!

By Chris Bailey | Thursday 10 June 2021


Disclosure: I own shares in one or more of the stocks mentioned. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from ShareProphets). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.


I believe it was the song ‘Hunter and the Hunted’ from the wonderfully named group Simple Minds which contains the lyrics ‘how do I feel living in the eighties’. I am sure Jim Kerr and the rest of the group had an even better time than me, but on many levels it was a brilliant decade. That it not to say though that stock markets were not sometimes a bit volatile…but such is life. And as discussed before, if you want to make progress as an investor during the overall 2020s, then do not expect the 2010s to be a great guide. Anyhow I thought about the 1980s for a couple of specific reasons today.

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