Zweig: Buy in a Market Bust like John Maynard Keynes

Anyone who has studied economics will be more than familiar with the name John Maynard Keynes. In last week’s Wall Street Journal, Jason Zweig reports that new research is offering information about how the investment success of this great economist “should teach all investors the importance of preparation, courage and patience.” Before his death in 1946, Keynes wrote several books that, according to Zweig, “revolutionized economic policy and helped devise the modern global monetary system.”… Read More

Love Him Or Hate Him, Keynes Could Pick Stocks

John Maynard Keynes’ economic principles have been the subject of intense debate over the past few years. But in a recent column for The Wall Street Journal, Jason Zweig notes that one thing not up for debate is Keynes’ remarkable track record as an investor. What’s particularly interesting, Zweig says, is that Keynes’ struggled as an investor early in his career when he based his decisions on macroeconomic factors. But later on, when he focused… Read More

Shiller On How To Provide Stimulus Without Higher Deficits

The need for stimulus and the reluctance to increase the national deficit — it’s these two concepts that many feel are leaving the U.S. in an untenable position. But Yale Economist Robert Shiller says there is a way to provide stimulus without increasing the national deficit. “A critical fallacy … has crept into our thinking: We have become habituated to the idea that Keynesian fiscal stimulus has to take the form of deficit spending,” Shiller… Read More