As the major U.S. stock indices have continued to reach new record highs in recent years, many commentators and market participants have discussed similarities between today and the early 1970s stock market bubble known as the Nifty Fifty. However, few people either remember the market of that period or have studied it in any detail. This webinar is based on a careful study of historical sources to tell the true story behind the Nifty Fifty stocks: how they rose, why they fell, and what lessons the bubble might hold for investors today.
Joseph von Zanten is currently a researcher for Findlay Park Partners. He holds an M.A. with Distinction in International Relations and a Ph.D. in Contemporary Financial History from King’s College, London. He also serves as a member of the King’s College, London endowment committee.