A section which enables readers to place investment success or failure in the economic context of the time.
The history of financial markets including stock markets, bond markets, derivative markets and the money markets.
Corporate histories of finance companies including commercial banks, central banks insurance companies, investment trusts and merchant banks.
The stories of non-financial corporations.
Sources of the economic and investment data through which past investment returns can be better understood.
The theory of management, and its role in corporate returns.
The theory of investment, and books on how to invest in financial markets to secure good returns.
Theories on how economies work, analysis of specific economic issues, and previous booms and busts.
The role of accountancy in corporate success and failure.
The stories of the individuals behind great business success and failure.
The history of technological, industrial, and business development, from canals to the internet and beyond.
How corporate governance impacts corporate performance with a focus on corporate collapse.