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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The Worst Killer of the Modern Age

While private citizens have generally become less violent (win-win is a better way to get what you want in a modern, civilised society), public policy — at least if the last century is anything to…

The Nanny State’s Crowning Glory

This latest ‘no sex with staffers rule’ to pretty much stop ministers from being immoral jerks is the Nanny State’s crowning glory. Meanwhile, politicians elsewhere threaten to bring an end to the first decent bout…

How the Fake Boom Ends

If the authorities want to increase the supply of money, the only kind of money supply they can increase is the fake kind. Real money must be earned; like wealth, it cannot be printed.

Fed Begins Its March to Doom

This is a big day in Washington. First, the pols will welcome the new senator from the great state of Alabama. Second, and more pregnant with mischief, Fed chief Janet Yellen will appear before Congress.

The GOP Tax Bill Is a Deep State Scam

With Mr Trump in the White House…Congress in session…the ‘Eye in the Sky’ of 17 spook organisations…three generals at Mr Trump’s right hand…and Janet Yellen and her merry band of crack economists on his left…what’s…

The White House Has Lost Control

So, you’d expect to see Team Trump taking charge. But instead, it shirks. Rather than take the lead, it asks Congress to sweat the Iranian nuclear deal, to trim up Obamacare, and prune the tax…

The Swamp Has Won

We’re executing a wide flanking movement, trying to round up as many ‘dots’ as possible to get a fuller, more accurate view of what is really going on. In particular, we’re trying to understand why…

The Real Deep State Candidate

Why did voters and investors turn their lonely eyes to a reality TV star…and put their trust and faith in a bombastic huckster, rather than a more conventional scallywag? In short, the fix was in…and…

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