10 years on….In the spring of 2009 the country was still reeling from the impact of the 2008 financial crisis . Investors confidence was at an all-time low. It is well worth rereading what we said in print then and reflecting on what has happened since.

Alan Steel was the only person the Daily Telegraph could find prepared in Feb 2009 to advise you to invest in stockmarkets. Find out more ....
Only 12 weeks ago I argued here that, when it comes to stock market performance, history is a better guide to what's next, rather than current economic conditions, unemployment or gloomy pessimists.