James Grant

GRANT: POLITICAL NERVE

September 11, 2015

POLITICAL NERVE

Financial thought leader and historian James Grant believes there are economic reasons behind the unexpected appeal of presidential candidates Donald Trump  and Bernie Sanders. He explains why they have touched a popular nerve.

Grant also shares an insightful article he wrote about Trump in 1990 when Trump’s real estate business was under serious financial pressure.

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GRANT: MARKET DANGERS

September 11, 2015

Are dangerous cracks already appearing in the foundations of the world’s bond markets? In a rare interview, financial historian and bond market analyst James Grant, publisher of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer warns of the building investment fault lines. Continue Reading »

JAMES GRANT & RICHARD SYLLA: THE GREAT FED DEBATE!

December 20, 2013

Is the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Federal Reserve a cause for celebration or condemnation? Has the Fed, as Ben Bernanke said, “come full circle back to the original goal of preventing financial panics?Two financial historians, James Grant and Richard Sylla, debate the benefits and dangers of the Fed and explore its history with us. Continue Reading »

CONSIDER INVESTING IN REITS THROUGH A TRADITIONAL REIT INDEX FUND

September 28, 2012

Morningstar recommends:
Vanguard REIT Index ETF (VNQ)
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Morningstar also recommends holding REITs in a tax deferred account, such as a 401k, because their dividends are taxed as regular income.

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James Grant Transcript 09-28-12 #914

September 28, 2012

WEALTHTRACK Transcript  #914- 9/28/12   CONSUELO MACK:  This week on WEALTHTRACK, financial historian and thought leader, James Grant, attacks the Fed’s policies of zero interest rates and massive purchases of treasury and mortgage bonds as dangerous to the economy and damaging to savers. Grant’s Interest Rate Observer’s James Grant is next on Consuelo Mack WEALTHTRACK.   Hello and welcome to this edition of WEALTHTRACK. I’m Consuelo Mack. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has been widely credited with playing a key role in saving the global financial system from spiraling into a deeper recession. As a recent Financial Times headline read,

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