Note to Safari users - July 2015

Note to Safari users:

Due to Apple’s updates and fixes it is no longer possible to view PDF files in your Safari web browser.

You should be able to click download and the PDF should open automatically in Adobe Reader or Acrobat.

You may also use Firefox together with stand-alone Adobe Reader or Acrobat. For more information about using these together, please see this Q1 at this link:

You may test your FileOpen plug-in installation with Firefox and Adobe by clicking on this link:

Reading PDFs in Google's Chrome browser on your computer - March 2015

Grant’s recommends using the Flash viewer in Chrome. If you opt for the PDF version, please read below.

From Adobe:
“While Google Chrome is not a supported browser, the Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.0.0 does actually work with Chrome on Windows. Unfortunately, there is no solution for the Mac at this time.”

[Note: If you don’t have the Adobe Reader plug-in installed in Chrome, you will have to close Chrome and install or re-install Adobe Reader to get Adobe Reader in Chrome’s plug-in list. If it is already installed, you may move on to the next section. Get Adobe Reader.]

“If you are running Windows and you want to display your PDF files in Chrome using the Adobe Reader, you can easily disable the native viewer. Just type “about:plugins” in address bar and then disable the Chrome PDF Viewer. You don’t even need to restart.”

Re: Gift Subscriptions - Jan. 2015

A “Gift Subscription” to Grant’s is actually a special, reduced-rate subscription that is only available to current, “paid-up” subscribers with at least six (6) issues left on their subscription. Such subscribers can purchase a one-year subscription for someone else at a reduced rate. Call for more information.

Replacement issues… - Jan. 2015

NOTE: If you failed to receive your issue, for whatever reason, call us IMMEDIATELY.
As a subscriber, you can download and print any issue from the Website for your own personal use.
However, if you failed to receive your issue, call us within sixty days of the cover date and we will mail you a replacement. (As long as supplies last.)
**Be advised, we only keep hard copies going back approximately six issues.

How do I reset my cache? - July 2014

**Please note: When troubleshooting problems with a web site, exit your browser completely after clearing yours cache and cookies, then attempt to access the site again. In Windows, close all your browser windows; in Mac OS X, quit (Command-q) your browser.

    1.    Start your browser.
    2.    Tap Menu, and then tap More.
    3.    Select Settings.
    4.    Under "Privacy settings", select Clear cache, Clear history, or Clear all cookie data as appropriate, and then tap OK to accept (or Cancel to cancel) the deletion.

    1. On your computer, open Chrome.
    2. At the top right, click More .
    3. Click More tools Clear browsing data.
    4. At the top, choose a time range. To delete everything, select All time.
    5. Next to "Cookies and other site data" and "Cached images and files," check the boxes.
    6. Click Clear data.

    1.    From the Tools or History menu, select Clear Recent History. If the menu bar is hidden, press Alt to make it visible.
    2.    From the Time range to clear: drop-down menu, select the desired range; to clear your entire cache, select Everything.
    3.    Click the down arrow next to "Details" to choose which elements of the history to clear. Click Clear Now.

Internet Explorer 8 and higher
    1.    From the Tools or Safety menu, select Delete browsing history.... If the menu bar is hidden, press Alt to make it visible.
    2.    Deselect Preserve Favorites website data, and select:
           Temporary Internet files or Temporary Internet files and website files
          Cookies or Cookies and website data history
    3.   Click Delete.

MOBILE SAFARI for iOS (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad)
To clear cache and cookies:
    1.    From the home screen, tap Settings, and then tap Safari.
    2.    At the bottom of Safari's settings screen, tap Clear cookies and data, or Clear Cookies and Clear Cache. Confirm when prompted.
To clear history:
    1.    From the home screen, tap Safari.
    2.    At the bottom of the screen, tap the Bookmarks icon.
    3.    In the lower left, tap Clear.?
    4.    Tap Clear History.

    1.    From the Opera menu, select Settings, and then click on Privacy & Security.
    2.    Under "Privacy," click the Clear browsing data button.
    3.    Select from the drop-down, from when you want to clear the browsing data. It’s always recommended to select the “the beginning of time” option.
    4.    Select Cookies and other site data, and Cached images and files options.
    5.    Click the Clear browsing data button to complete the task.

    1.    From the Safari menu and select Preferences.
    2.    Click the Advanced tab. Select the Show Develop menu in menu bar checkbox and close the Preferences window.
    3.    Select the Develop drop-down menu. Click Empty Cache. 

How do I read GRANT'S on my mobile device? - April 2013

Using your iOS device (iPad, iPhone and iPad touch), you can download the free GRANT'S app from the AppStore. Then, simply log in with your e-mail address and password.

Using your Android device, (tablet or phone) you can download the free GRANT'S app from GooglePlay. Then, simply log in with your e-mail address and password.

How do I access - April 2013

You must be registered to use the site. (Subscribers: Online access is complimentary with your hard copy subscription, but it is not automatic. Unless you subscribed online, you must register before using the site.)

You register by clicking on "Login" on the right side of the navigation bar. --In the dialog box that opens, click on the button where it says, "Register" --On the next page, enter your Customer Number and your Zip Code then click "Submit." --When prompted, enter your e-mail address and a Password of your choosing.

Your Customer Number can be found on the envelope that your issue is mailed in. Look for the number in the upper left corner of the address area. It's followed  by a numer of asterisks. It might appear like this:

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If you don't have your envelope, please e-mail us or call us during business hours.

How do I read GRANT'S online? - April 2013

We have several ways of reading issues and articles digitally.

1)  On your computer. (PC, Mac or Linux.)
2)  On iOS devices, like iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
3) On Android devices.

How do I read GRANT'S on my computer? - April 2013

We have two ways of opening Grant's issues and articles on your computer:

1) As a PDF in Adobe Acrobat (or Reader)
2) in the Adobe Flash viewer.

If you'd like to save a PDF to your computer, you need to install the FileOpen plugin to be able to open and print. If you prefer to just read on screen or print, you can forego installing the plugin and just open in Flash. (You probably have Flash on your computer already.) Both options are available for all issues and articles and in fact, you don't need to choose between them: you can use either or both. The only difference is that you can save a PDF to your hard drive, so you won't have to look for it again.

Most computers have Adobe Flash installed on their systems. If you are woking in an envrironment that doesn't allow installing third-party software. Or, if you don't have Admin rights to your computer and are unable to install FileOpen, then the Flash option may be for you.

Who may access my subscription online? - Nov. 2010

Full access to Grant's online is subscriber-based, meaning only those who have paid for the subscription should have access. You may not access Grant's from a public computer. And there must be a name on the account. (Not "Library" or "Research" etc.) You should not share your log-in information with anyone. You may designate an assistant to download FOR you, but you may not GIVE someone access to your account, or print out copies for others to read. THIS IS A COPYRIGHT VIOLATION.)

Can I make copies of Grant's? - Nov. 2010

GRANT'S is subscriber-based. Meaning, the subscription you hold or any individual copies you download, are for you alone. You cannot reproduce, distribute, transmit, disseminate, sell, publish, display, broadcast, circulate or forward any part of Grant's Interest Rate Observer to anyone, including, but not limited to, others in the same company or organization, without the express prior written consent of Grant's Financial Publishing. This requirement and limitation includes, for example, electronic activities (such as emailing, scanning, web site posting, downloading, printing, ftp, etc.), photocopying, printing, faxing and the like. You may print a single copy, not multiple copies, of Grant's Interest Rate Observer solely for your own personal use.

Multiple copy discounts and limited (one-time) reprint arrangements may be available upon inquiry. Call 212-809-7994 for more information.

USE OF THIS SITE MEANS THAT YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS. Please contact us at 212.809.7994 or regarding these terms, or if you have other questions.

Error message: "Licensed on a different machine." - Nov. 2010

You're getting an error message saying, "This subscription is licensed on another machine." What does that mean?
It appears you are trying to use a computer that is not registered to your account. You can reset your access yourself, once every sixty days. Look for "Welcome back" in the upper right corner. Click on the link that says "RESET ACCESS."

If you need your key reset again in the same sixty day period, please contact Grant's via email: or phone: 212-809-7994.

Our plug-in is machine-specific, and we initially only activate one per subscriber. An additional key MAY be requested, but not for the same location. This is considered on a case-by-case basis. 


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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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