Niall Ferguson

GREAT INVESTOR WARREN BUFFETT’S EVOLUTION INTO A GREAT MANAGER

July 30, 2021

Part 1 of 2

Warren Buffett, the Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway is considered to be one of the greatest investors of all time. He has become an American icon dispensing investment wisdom and commentary over the years through his annual shareholder letters and meetings where he and his long-time business partner Charlie Munger answer questions for hours on end about a wide range of topics.

An industry has developed around Buffett of investment clubs, newsletters, and books mostly focused on his investment decisions. 

However, there is another side to Buffett which has been deeply studied and researched by this week’s WEALTHTRACK guest… Buffett as a business manager worth emulating. 

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RENOWNED HISTORIAN NIALL FERGUSON OUTLINES THE INVESTMENT RISKS WARRANTING PROTECTIVE STRATEGIES

July 23, 2021

Part 2 of 2

What does history have to teach us about the current geopolitical, economic, and investment environment?  A great deal according to renowned historian Niall Ferguson

His thesis is that applying the lessons of history to contemporary events can result in better investment outcomes. 

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USING HISTORY TO PREDICT THE MARKETS WITH RENOWNED HISTORIAN NIALL FERGUSON

July 16, 2021

Part 1 of 2

If there is one adjective we have heard repeatedly in the last year and a half it is “unprecedented”. It has been applied to describe the amount of monetary and fiscal stimulus that’s been poured into the economy. It has been used in relation to the pandemic lockdowns and reopenings, and the record-breaking runs in stock, bonds, real estate, and commodity markets.

Is there no historical precedent for these events? 

Who better to ask than this week’s WEALTHTRACK guest, Niall Ferguson? Ferguson has studied booms, busts, the rise and fall of empires, the power of social networks, and catastrophes of all sorts including plagues and pandemics?    

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Niall Ferguson (R)

August 31, 2012

The Decline of U.S. Financial Dominance

We believe in having a long term perspective on WEALTHTRACK and helping our viewers and ourselves build financial security to last a lifetime. But sometimes it is necessary to step back even further and think beyond a lifetime, in terms of centuries, to really grasp the era we are living in. That is what we are doing this week as we revisit a timeless interview from last year with British historian Niall Ferguson. According to Ferguson, we are living through one of those seismic epochal shifts that require rethinking the old rules, including our investment ones.

Read MoreFerguson is one of those rare individuals who has the intellectual and educational fire power to tackle such a broad sweep of history. And as you will see in a moment, he also has the gift of gab to bring it alive. A professor of history at Harvard, Senior Research Fellow at Oxford and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, Ferguson is the author of numerous articles and columns, a recent one became the cover story of Newsweek.  He has also authored several books, including The Ascent Of Money and more recently Civilization: Civilization: The West and the Rest
. Both were turned into PBS specials.
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