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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Australian economy
The Older I Get, the Better It Was
While we may reminisce about the ‘good ol’ days’, we must accept responsibility for making the world more complex. We took full advantage of the previous generation’s austerity to create our prosperity.
President Trump
Bannon Is Right: The Trump Presidency Is Over
Donald J Trump promised to pull the plug. But he couldn’t even if he wanted to. And now his decisions are Oval Office decisions…that is to say, those that suit the Deep State. He cannot drain the swamp; he is now a part of it.
Donald Trump US economy
Deep State First
As time goes by, the influence of the takers grows — more laws, more regulations, and more programs that reward only the insiders. The government becomes a tool for these people to get what they want — by taking it from the productive, win-win economy.
And China — the same country that became the poster child for cheap labour — is the leader of this new technological age.
China’s Robot Army for World Domination
Historians will decide exactly when the fourth industrial revolution began. Nonetheless, the impact of this technological revolution we are at the beginning of will have wide-ranging repercussions on economic growth around the world.
Donald Trump US Economy
Deep State First
Yesterday, Donald Trump, president of all the Americans, said his country would spend more blood and money trying to force the Afghans to do what it wants them to do, whatever that is.
Donald Trump
Trump Takes a Beating
In professional wrestling, scriptwriters always include what they call a ‘Holy Sh*t!’ moment. Donald J Trump, a wrasslin’ fan, took a ‘Holy Sh*t!’ blow on Tuesday.
Vertical american flag
Johnny Reb Was No Terrorist
Poor Johnny Reb. He answered the call to serve his nation…taking up arms to protect it against invaders coming down from the North. And now he’s branded a ‘terrorist’! Why now?
Market Uncertainty
The Acceptance of Market Uncertainty
Rather than watching a market melt at mere words, investors continue to have resilience to fearmongering. This could be because access to credit is cheap, as a result of low interest rates. Leaving many investors little choice but to chase returns offered in securities.
Donald Trump
Investing in Trump’s Tweets
Whenever North Korea releases a new photo of a missile launch, Trump weighs in via Twitter. An imminent war would be a very important subject for investors.