Can You Boost Your Investment Returns With The 'War Games' Effect?
The key is to avoid making investment decisions based on predictions of future stock and bond market movements.A More Nuanced Bill Gates
Some of Gates's critics have accused him of glorifying technology's role as "the" answer if higher education is to fulfill its role as an engine of equal opportunity for all Americans.The Waste of War
Karl Marx famously wrote that history repeats itself, “the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.” Yet when we look around nowadays, we can’t help but wonder whether tragedy will be followed by yet more tragedy. Good Investing is Catching the Whiff of Wealth
If you were to listen to the pros, you will learn that following the rules blindly can limit your upside.Talking markets and morality at plutocrats’ retreat
Adam Smith saw ethics and economics as branches of the same subject, a perspective that could stand to be revived. I’d say a good place for modern readers to start is Milton Friedman’s classic “Capitalism and Freedom.” Economists have a lot to learn from The Big Bang Theory
The financial crisis has shown their way of life to be more fragile than once thought. That is a valuable lesson. But Americans should also ask some fundamental questions about the worth of their wealth – and their would-be emulators should be careful what they wish for.Job Growth Drives Economic Recovery
In the early 1980s, Fed Chairman Paul Volcker pushed interest rates to unprecedented highs to bring prices under control. He deliberately brought on a recession that elicited howls from politicians and business leaders, but it worked. Since then we have enjoyed relatively modest inflation.Mariana Mazzucato’s extremely strange economics
Indeed, the origins of the financial crisis and the massive and disproportionate growth of the financial sector originated in the 1970s, as finance became increasingly de-linked from the real economy.Book Review: The Risk Wise Investor
Most successful investors think about how much they could lose, which makes this book a very good one to read, versus many investment books that spend little time on risk, but try to sell you on likely returns.Investing 101: How to Predict Bitcoin’s Price
Predicting the future price of any asset is a very difficult undertaking,” cryptocurrency researcher Fernando Ulrich told CoinTelegraph. “Even more so for a totally new and unprecedented asset like cryptocurrencies in general, and Bitcoin in particular.”How To Determine Margin Of Safety
When market price is significantly below your estimation of the intrinsic value, the difference is the margin of safety.The Nature of Value: How to Invest in the Adaptive Economy - Book review
The Nature of Value takes a first-principles approach to explore the parallels between economic and ecological systems. Not only does Gogerty show how value is born out of tiny sparks of adaptive innovation, but he also explores the full scope of the economy as a complex network.A Brief History of Progressivism
Progressives have a way with words that is truly impressive. Perhaps it started when they stole the word liberal from libertarians and since has snowballed out of control.Smart countries are the ones creating and shaping their own markets
Economist Joseph Schumpeter, known for his cutting-edge work on the effect of technological change in transforming capitalist economies, and who brought the term "creative destruction" to prominence, got one thing wrong: he called financial markets the ephors (Spartan leaders) of capitalism. Uncovering cash and insights from working capital
Companies that improve the performance of their working capital can generate cash and see benefits far beyond the finance department.The Importance of Being Solvent
Wealth Isn't About Money; It's About Freedom to Do What You Want.Booming Until It Hurts?
International agencies recently issued warnings about speculative excesses in asset markets, suggesting that we should be worried about a possible crisis. GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History
Measurement theory shows that strong assumptions are required for certain statistics to provide meaningful information about reality. Measurement theory encourages people to think about the meaning of their data.Book review: The Crisis of Our Time
John Carvalho challenges conventional wisdom regarding world problems such as global health, economic recessions, planetary climate change, and human psychology in provocative, new book “The Crisis of Our Time.”When will investors become king or queen
How will investors become the king or queen when it comes to mutual fund investments? Like all other products, be it spending or saving, there is some element of research which customers or investors should get involved in.