Archive for October, 2018

Credit Market Maven and Historian James Grant on Why Interest Rates Matter

October 19, 2018

CASE FOR GOLD

October 19, 2018

CASE FOR GOLD

      – Unloved
      – Underperformed other assets
      – Relatively cheap
      Off 35% from 2011 high of $1900/ounce
      – Inflation hedge as inflation rises
      – Non-correlated to the stock market

GOLD ETFs

  • iShares Gold Trust (IAU)
  • SPDR Gold Shares (GLD)
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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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    STICK WITH YOUR INVESTMENT GAME PLAN AND DON’T TRY TO TIME THE MARKET

    October 12, 2018

    STICK WITH YOUR INVESTMENT GAME PLAN AND DON’T TRY TO TIME THE MARKET

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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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