James Grant

BEYOND EVERGRANDE’S FALL. ITS FAR-REACHING IMPACT WITH INFLUENTIAL JOURNALIST & HISTORIAN, JAMES GRANT

October 1, 2021

It can take a long time for a bubble to burst. 

Four years ago, in 2017, Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, a highly regarded financial newsletter, wrote an article about the now infamous China Evergrande group. Back then, it was anything but a familiar name except in China and among some institutional investors. 

The article was titled “Ever Higher” as Grant published a chart showing the extraordinary rise in China Evergrande’s stock price on the Hong Kong exchange that spring. 

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BITCOIN IS ONE OF MANY BUBBLES OF HISTORIC PROPORTIONS TODAY SAYS FINANCIAL HISTORIAN JAMES GRANT

February 26, 2021

NEW THIS WEEK…
The balance sheet of the Federal Reserve continues to surge at an unprecedented rate, up 83% y/y to a historic level, $7.59 trillion at the latest count.
According to our WEALTHTRACK podcast guest, financial historian, and long-time market observer James Grant, interest rates, the “central pricing mechanism for financial markets” have been pushed to artificially low levels by the Fed’s policies which have created numerous market bubbles. He cites Bitcoin as one of the most extreme examples.
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CREDIT MARKET MAVEN AND HISTORIAN JAMES GRANT ON WHY INTEREST RATES MATTER

October 19, 2018

Why interest rates still matter with influential financial journalist and historian James Grant.

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GRANT ON BAGEHOT: LASTING INFLUENCE

October 19, 2018

BAGEHOT: LASTING INFLUENCE

James Grant, the author of several books including biographies of Bernard Baruch and John Adams just finished one on Walter Bagehot, one of the most influential journalists of the Victorian era. Bagehot, editor of The Economist was himself an economist and expert on central banks. He became famous for his Bagehot’s rule which has been summarized as calling for central banks in times of financial crisis to: “lend without limit, to solvent firms, against good collateral, at ‘high rates’.”  Grant’s “The Life of Walter Bagehot” will be published next year.   

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GRANT & ZWEIG: ENLIGHTENING LITERATURE

October 12, 2018

ENLIGHTENING LITERATURE

Highly respected journalists and Financial Thought Leaders, James Grant and Jason Zweig each share a recently read book which has expanded their knowledge and perspective.


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