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June 26, 2015, Vol.33, No.13


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What’s in your wallet?

What investment asset, though it yields nothing and costs nothing to produce, is gaining in worldwide popularity? A leading, London-based Fidelity bond manager has the answer.

Check, please, waiter

People have to eat, but they don’t have to go out to eat. Investors have to invest, but they don’t have to buy restaurant stocks.

Underachiever update

Even in this levitating bull market, investors give wide berth to a pair of Grant’s-favored ideas.

Posterity will smile

Which mistakes—financial ones, that is—will our children’s children identify as our most gratuitous? Wisdom from Edinburgh’s Library of Mistakes.

Thanks all around

On June 23, the editor of Grant’s received the Gerald Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award. Universal praise for the brevity of his acceptance speech.

Happy birthday, prosperity of a certain kind

How to account for the smashing rebound of household net worth since the 2007-09? A theory from the author of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”

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About James Grant

James Grant founded Grant's Interest Rate Observer in 1983 following a stint at Barron's, where he originated the "Current Yield" column.

His books include works of financial history, finance and biography. They are: “Bernard M. Baruch: The Adventures of a Wall Street Legend” (Simon & Schuster, 1983); “Money of the Mind: Borrowing and Lending from the Civil War to Michael Milken” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1992); “Minding Mr. Market” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1993); “The Trouble with Prosperity” (Times Books, 1996);  “John Adams: Party of One” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2005); “Mr. Market Miscalculates” (Axios Press, 2008); and “Mr. Speaker! The Life and Times of Thomas B. Reed, the Man Who Broke the Filibuster” (Simon & Schuster, 2011).

 

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