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Financial History


Investing in U.S. Financial History: Three Principles, Three Excerpts

The "Paradox of Speculation" -- how securities speculation drives both pain and progress -- is among the key lessons of financial history.

Decoupling Correlations: Global Markets since COVID-19

An examination of global stock market indices since 2015 reveals one clear takeaway: Every single index's average correlation with all other indices has fallen.

Book Review: Investing in U.S. Financial History 

Mark J. Higgins, CFA, CFP's epic book offers invaluable context for forecasting the direction of the economy and the market.

Book Review: The Paradox of Debt

Dick Cheney said that “Reagan proved that deficits don’t matter.” Richard Vague suspects that Cheney may well have been right.

Fed Chair Congressional Testimony: Has the Market Played Favorites?

How have the markets responded to congressional testimony from recent Fed chairs? Have they shown a preference or distaste for any one in particular?

Book Review: The Enduring Value of Roger Murray

Paul Johnson and Paul D. Sonkin shed great light on the investment management industry’s evolution over the past 90 years — and how one luminous individual contributed so much to it.

The Debt Ceiling: A Nation Divided and Indebted Cannot Stand

The current debt ceiling debate reveals a painful reality that the United States must confront.

Can Argentina Recover? Emerging Market Lessons

To be “as rich as an Argentine” was once a common aspiration. What happened?



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