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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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This magic moment

Whether the transformation in monetary worldview from Martin’s generation to our own is a good thing or a bad thing is for the bondholders to judge...

For the newbies

“The bull market in everything” – stocks, bonds, Picassos, bitcoin, real estate – is over...

‘A special thing’

“A discount that you can actually do something about, that is objective and that, while you sit there is not dead money...

Here’s the beef

“Big” and “asset-light” are the reigning ideas in the restaurant franchise business...

No munis, please

Howard Marks reflected on the asset class which he wouldn’t go near—hasn’t touched, in fact, in 40 years...

Overreaction syndrome

When a company’s stock falls out of bed while the same company’s debt remains securely under the covers, someone is going to make money...

Hedging Mr. President

“Two assets: Both go up, and yet they are strongly negatively correlated day-to-day...

So out, it’s in

This biggest risk in holding gold bullion? “Career risk,” came the answer...

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The blockchain is, “a crappy technology and a useless technology,” our speaker matter-of-factly informed the Grant’s audience...

Only the best

“The biggest mistake is actually the trades you didn’t do and the reasons for why you didn’t do those trades,” said the hedge-fund titan John Burbank...

Tax Bungle

In which Grant’s erred: U.S. investors may not, in fact, receive capital-gains tax treatment on bonds purchased at a discount to face value and held to maturity...

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The Fed’s program of balance-sheet reduction brings to mind the punchline of the old trader’s joke: “Sell to whom?”

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