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The History of Regulating the Financial Markets

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As much as investing is crucial to our economy, so are the rules which regulate it. History shows that when regulation was misguided or lacking, massive financial and economic crises have happened. The most notable of these crises are the Great Depression and Great Recession. Regulation ultimately prevents misconduct which promotes the excessive risk of […]

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Intro to Leverage

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You gotta spend money to make money. Or rather, it takes money to make money. This is true because when capital is invested, it generates interest proportional to the investment. Therefore, the larger the investment, the larger the return. This is great if you have tons of money because it means you can make tons […]

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The Status of Government Bonds

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When the stock market gets more volatile, investors often turn to bonds, particularly government bonds. Since governments are typically reliable debtors, people can expect an almost guaranteed, while smaller, sum to be returned to them eventually. Bonds often serve as an appropriate indicator of how stable the economy is. In a cyclical way, when people […]

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Howard Marks Memo Breakdown: “The Limits to Negativism”

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Howard Marks is a world-renown investor, author, and billionaire. He currently is co-chairman at Oaktree Capital, which he co-founded. Marks is especially known for his memos. Warren Buffett himself said those memos are “the first thing I open and read” when they come in the mail. Some of the greatest investors in the world love Howard Marks’s memos. […]