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Our editorial mission is to see the present more clearly and to squint into the future more imaginatively. Twenty-four times a year, we strive to uncover good ideas and to expose bad ones. To identify the next important event in markets is the main prize. We try hard to win it, and sometimes—as with the 2008 crash in mortgages or the 2009 recovery in credit or the 2012-13 upturn in house prices—we succeed. 

In every 12-page issue, we present long and short investment candidates in a range of asset classes--equities, fixed income and real-estate to name a few—as well as astute observations on interest rates, monetary policy, the credit markets and currencies. All of this we frame in the context of financial history and express in jargon-free English.

Recent issues of Grant’s have featured interest income (that rare and precious commodity!), the radical policies of the world’s central banks and the “man with the perfect resumé.” Do you care to know who that man is? About where an income-seeking investor may earn a substantial yield and still sleep through the night? About why central banks pose a clear and present danger to your financial well-being?

The Financial Times columnist John Authers, reviewing the 2008 collection of Grant’s articles entitled “Mr. Market Miscalculates,” called our prescience concerning the-then unfolding financial crisis “uncanny.” And he asked, “If Grant could see what was happening this clearly, and warn of it in a well-circulated publication, how did the world’s financial regulators fail to avert the crisis before it became deadly, and how did the rest of us continue to make the irrational investing decisions that make Mr. Market behave the way he does?”

Please help yourself to the free issues provided. You will notice that, while many financial publications these days write down to their readers, we write up. Reading Grant’s—really reading it—you will find you ask better questions, read better books, and keep company with a better class of investment.


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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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The Forgotten Depression: 1921: The Crash That Cured Itself

By the publisher of the prestigious Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, an account of the deep economic slump of 1920–21 that proposes, with respect to federal intervention, “less is more...

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Mr. Speaker!: The Life and Times of Thomas B Reed, the Man Who Broke the Filibuster

“It is good to have this excellent biography of Thomas Reed, a vastly underappreciated major figure in American political history...

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Mr. Market Miscalculates:The Bubble Years & Beyond

“James Grant’s Mr. Market Miscalculates may well be the most perceptive book on the current financial crisis yet published...

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Bernard Baruch: The Adventures of a Wall Street Legend

The life and times of the renowned investor, venture capitalist and Democratic political operative...

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Battle of the bonds

In the great debate over interest rates at the fall 2016 Grant's conference, the scholarly bull and the newly fledged bear butted heads over more than the future of bond yields...

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What to do with money? A grand survey of the wit and wisdom dispensed by the Grant's speakers at The Pierre Hotel last week...

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