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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Trump Takes on the ‘Deep State’
It was obvious that the Deep State’s power was growing. Each day brought more regulations, more rules, and more special favours for cronies in a position to get them.
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A Government for Old People
In the past, politicians could bribe older voters with ‘social welfare’ spending. As long as the economy grew fast enough, there was no problem.
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The Trump Conspiracy
They tell you Donald Trump is a Russian agent working to bring down the US economy. How do you respond? Now consider this question: