Market History

The Broker Who Saved America

You know Hancock and Washington and Franklin and Jefferson. You might even know Greene and Knox, Henry and Hale. And we know you know Hamilton, pretty tough to escape that one these days! But it is very unlikely that you know the name Haym Solomon. This is unfortunate, because he’s the guy who arranged financing…

Why Markets Crash in the Fall

The new episode of my podcast went up this morning. You can listen to it here on Apple, Google or Spotify. Or just play it below: This week I get into why it is that market watchers get extra cautious around the September – October period each year, and why this past week’s major selloff…

Don’t Fall For It!

My colleague Ben Carlson has a new book out about the history of financial fraud and what lessons investors can take away from that