Read the Telegraph article and then discuss the following points in class or with a colleague in English.
- The article states that following the herd means investors often buy at the top of the market and sell at the bottom. Explain to a non financial person why this causes them a problem.
- Why do you think the herd mentality exists?
- In the article Colin Maclean is recommending buying shares in companies with overseas exposure. Why is this?
- Read the paragraph which starts "Robert Burdett of..." and decide what type of investment Robert is recommending. Write a short paragraph to explain his recommendation.