Note: This article on recession preparation has been updated in light of the COVID-19 virus pandemic. The coronavirus is upon the West. Stock markets are in free-fall. Almost all measures that can slow the virus down and save lives will hit economic activity. This challenge could persist until we see a vaccine or until as […]

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A message from my co-blogger The Accumulator, followed by the rest of the week’s good reads. Hi old friend, This is it. The one we’ve been talking about for years. Our biggest test yet. You and I were there in 2008 of course, but we didn’t have so much skin in the game. This time […]

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This guest article is by friend of Monevator and former hedge fund manager Lars Kroijer, who is also the author of Investing Demystified. The emergence of the coronavirus over the past two months has dominated the news and preoccupied the markets. The virus is already having a real impact all over the world, as millions curtail […]

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What caught my eye this week. You know you have a decent market sell-off on your hands when brokers start to experience outages due to trading volumes. So it proved in the US this week, when the multi-billion dollar startup Robinhood periodically prevented its users from accessing the market after its systems froze in the […]

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What caught my eye this week. Feels like only a couple of weeks ago I was reminding everyone via Weekend Reading that shares can go down as well as up. Actually that’s because it was on a couple of weeks ago. Twice. I needn’t have bothered. The past ten days – and most especially the […]

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