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Are investment bankers communists in disguise?
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Are investment bankers communists in disguise?

“This industry is run like a Marxist commune.” So began the unlikely theory of a senior banking colleague back in … 0 877
Happy 5th Birthday, Dear Financial Crisis
Economic Crisis

Happy 5th birthday, Dear Financial Crisis (Part II)

In part one, I explained the sequence of events that was the global financial crisis. It started in February 2007, … 0 823
Economic Crisis

Happy 5th birthday, Dear Financial Crisis (Part I of II)

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was … 0 863
The most popular OfWealth stories of 2013
Economic Crisis

Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014

We started OfWealth in 2013. Our aim is to help you to navigate the choppy waters of global investment by … 0 806
Gold and Precious Metals

Gold price fools

Nearly 500 years ago an English farmer and poet called Thomas Tusser coined (ahem) the phrase “A fool and his … 0 2982
Dr. Strangelove central bankers
Economic Crisis

Why central planning is M.A.D

An open letter from To: Developed country governments Cc: Developed country central bankers Dear Vote Seekers, I was born half … 0 839
Economic Crisis

Mr. Big, you’d better watch out

“So Mr. Big You’d better watch out When only you hang around me Oh for you now I will dig … 1 924
Investment Strategy

The Dangers of Debt

In early 2012 Eike Batista, a Brazilian, was the seventh richest man in the world. He had a reported fortune … 6 1156
Investment Strategy

The hidden profit killers

Have you ever thought about all the charges that you pay to financial intermediaries? There are many of them and … 0 839
Natural Resources

Profiting from energy

Despite the weak economic growth across the developed world, global energy consumption continues to grow strongly, driven by emerging markets. … 0 859
Economic Crisis

Money, money, money, must be funny

  “Money plays the largest part in determining the course of history.” Karl Marx, writing in the Communist Manifesto, 1848 … 0 948