Investment Basics

Stealing from the Gods – Quantative Easing the ancient Greek way

Gold has always been popular in troubled times.   During the Peloponnesian War (around 431 BC) between the Athenians and the Spartans, the Athenians melted down the gold from the statue of Athene in the Parthenon in order to issue an emergency gold currency.   It’s a fashion that has continued ever since.   Recent …

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The Miracle of Compounding Returns – The Eighth Wonder

Some of the greatest minds in the world have marvelled over a simple, but extraordinary forceful concept – the power of compounding. Einstein called it “the greatest mathematical discovery of all time” and “the eigth wonder of the world.” The economist John Maynard Keynes described the “awesome power of compounded interest”. The Concept of Compounding …

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