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Events in Time Anniversaries: January 2020

Events in Time Anniversaries: January 2020

  25 years ago: January 1995 S&P 500: 470.42 (vs. 3253.05 in 01/2020) 10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 7.60% (vs. 1.85% in 01/2020) Gold: $374.90 (vs. $1571.95 in 01/2020) Oil: $18.405 (vs. $59.65 in 01/2020) GBP/USD: 1.5785 (vs. 1.3077 in 01/2020) US GDP:...

India: Four Centuries of Underdevelopment

India: Four Centuries of Underdevelopment

The Global Financial Database has more equity history for India than for any other country.  The British East India Co. was founded on December 31, 1600, preceding the founding of the Dutch East India Co. by one year.  Originally, shares were issued for specific...

Mexico: Still Emerging 200 Years Later

Mexico: Still Emerging 200 Years Later

Mexico has been struggling to develop its economy since Spain invaded Mexico in 1521 and it gained its independence in 1821.  When Mexico was a colony, Spain relied upon exports of silver to profit from its control over the economy.  The economy stagnated after Mexico...

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Paul Volcker, the Man Who Changed the Equity Risk Premium

Paul Volcker, the Man Who Changed the Equity Risk Premium

Co-Authored by Michelle Kangas & Dr. Bryan Taylor   On December 9, Paul Volcker, who served as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank from 1979 to 1987, died at the age of 92.  Paul Volcker changed the shape of the economy and of financial markets.   The...

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Is this the Greatest Bull Market of All Time?

Is this the Greatest Bull Market of All Time?

Co-Authored by Michelle Kangas & Dr. Bryan Taylor     Although few people may realize it, we could be living through the greatest bull market in American history.  Only three bull markets during the past 225 years have achieved a 400% increase in stock...

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