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John Authers

John Authers

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Gold Is Expensive, and May Be Just Warming Up

As I write, gold has surged to yet another record, topping $2,050 per ounce.

It's Risky to Rely on the Economist's Vaccine

There is an old joke about economists, and how badly they compare with real scientists.

Persistence Does Pay, It Just Doesn't Happen Much

Marketing for mutual funds always carries the disclaimer that past performance is no guarantee of fu

Irrational Equanimity Has Taken Over the Markets

Let us take a sentimental journey through the Bloomberg terminal.

Proxy Wars and the Struggle for the Soul of Capitalism

Proxy Wars Concentration in the investment industry has created many accidental powers.

Trump-Xi Give Markets the Most They Could Have Expected

Trade truce. Oh, what a circus. Oh, what a show.

The EU’s Games of Chicken Are Coming Home to Roost

The classic movie “Rebel Without A Cause” starring James Dean provided a great model for negotiation

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