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That was then ! Historical Perspectives on Markets and the Economy

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The Price of Time: The Real Story of Interest

In the beginning was the loan, and the loan carried interest. For at least five millennia people have been borrowing and lending at interest. The practice wasn’t always popular—in the ancient world, usury was generally viewed as exploitative, a potential path to debt bondage and slavery.

Edward Chancellor
Atlantic Monthly Presss, August 2022

The Death of Alexander the Great

After his death, the military fought for control over the land Alexander had conquered and this, combined with the silver Alexander had brought from the Middle East, led to one of the first inflations in history.

Dr. Bryan Taylor, Chief Economist
Global Financial Data, August 7, 2023

The Rise and Fall of the German Stock Market

"It is interesting to compare the performance of the German and Austrian stock markets between 1845 and 1914. Between 1845 and the 1880s, the two markets behaved similarly, in part because corporations in Austria listed on German exchanges and vice versa. The first stock to list on the Frankfurt exchange was the Austrian National Bank."

Dr. Bryan Taylor, Chief Economist
Global Financial Data, July 17, 2023

The new age of conformity and uniformity

Anyone remember Apple's commercial of the late 1990s, ”Here's to the crazy ones”?

InvestmentOffice, June 2023

Milton Friedman on the fallacy of interest rates and monetary policy

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Milton Friedman
Hoover Institution, Hoover Digest: Reviving Japan, April 30, 1998

Inflation and Individual Investors' Behavior: Evidence from the German Hyperinflation

Forthcoming, Review of Financial Studies

Fabio Braggion, Felix von Meyerinck, Nic Schaub
University of St.Gallen, School of Finance

Inflation in der Schweiz seit 1850

Prof. Peter Kugler
Universität Basel, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Faculty Blog, 22. März 2023

''... the only thing the Fed hates more than inflation is a banking crisis.''

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, As Winter Wanes, Prices Continue to Cool, Inflation is easing even more than headline data suggest.
Fisher Investments, March 14, 2023

US Equity Performance vs. the Rest of the World

10 Years Ended 31 December 2022

T. Rowe Price,  February 2023
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