Nine Events That Could Spell Trouble for Your Share

Part of Investing in Shares For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Economic, fiscal and political changes can sometimes jeopardise your investment in shares. The following list of events should set alarm bells ringing, so stay alert and be attuned to

  • A bear market

  • Heavy insider selling

  • An inquiry or investigation by the government

  • Excessive government taxation

  • Acts of nature, such as a hurricane or tsunami

  • Pending government intervention; for example, nationalising an industry

  • An economic slowdown or decline in the industry or sector

  • National or international conflict, such as war or acts of terrorism

  • Excessive government regulation