Politics and History

Our editors look back to previous periods in politics and history to discover the parallels with today’s market and how this can help your investing.

History doesn’t repeat, as writer Mark Twain once wrote, but it rhymes. For an entertaining and informative romp through financial disasters and bull markets of yesteryear, plus the legendary investors who made a fortune and the foolish knaves who lost their shirts, read on…

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Winning Streaks Always End

Our economic winning streak is in record breaking territory. The last recorded recession in The Lucky Country ended in June 1991. But that’s not how life should work.

Why the Elites Hate Trump

What a rollicking good time we’ve had these past few days. The G7…the North Korean summit…Canada’s ‘backstabber’ chief… Did any generation before us enjoy so much cheap entertainment?

The Lessons from Downton Abbey

Confession time. I’m a bit of a Downton Abbey fan. The series piqued my interest…personally and professionally. The fortunes and misfortunes of the English aristocracy is an excellent case study of generational wealth.

President Trump’s Real Test

The NASDAQ hit a new record high and unemployment is at 3.8%, a 50-year low. Let’s see…a 50-year low. That would put it back in 1968. When the president refers to making America great again…that…

Trump’s ‘War’ on Europe

‘Trump declares war on Europe’, was today’s headline in Le Monde. Last week the president announced trade tariffs on imported aluminium and steel, not just from ‘enemies’ like China, but also from American allies like Canada…

Is Capitalism a Killer?

Capitalism doesn’t care what happens to the bombs it makes; it only cares who pays for them. The feds, flush with money, buy a lot of them. Capitalists buy none.

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