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Martin O. Hutchinson is an investment banker with more than 25 years’ experience, Hutchinson has worked on both Wall Street and Fleet Street and is a leading expert on the international financial markets. At Creditanstalt-Bankverein, Hutchinson was a Senior Vice President in charge of the ... more

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Keynesian Beauty Contests Are Long-Term Losers
One of John Maynard Keynes’ favorite conceits, expressed in Chapter 12 of his 1936 “General Theory” was that selecting stocks was like a beauty contest in which you selected the six most attractive faces from a panel of 100 photographs.
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Time For Austerity All Round
Governments all over the world have in the last four months indulged in a blowout of spending, financed by central banks’ monetary stimulus and zero or negative interest rates.
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Holy Roman Empire Example Should Deter Governments
The Holy Roman Empire was a pioneer in banking through the Fuggers, it had adequate constitutional protections for at least the middle classes, and it benefited from fabulous German engineering talent, so why didn’t it get the Industrial Revolution?
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The Long-Term Effects Of Covid-19
Four months after the Chinese-origin coronavirus impinged in a big way on our lives, it is finally becoming clear that it is not going away, and that the world will have to take account of it and its future cousins for many years to come.
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Private Equity And Hedge Funds Are Bad Investments
An Oxford-Said Business School study this week demonstrated that private equity returns have not been higher than public equity returns over the lengthy period since 2006.
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To Cure Inequality, Run The Economy Better
Ultra-low interest rates have also discouraged saving, by producing a proliferation of spurious investment products that lure savers to their destruction.
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Private Equity And Hedge Funds Are Bad Investments
21 days ago

Hedge funds would be good investments in a time of tight money, such as we have not had for 20 plus years. Today the Fed spraying money about means there is more money than good deals.

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AIG American International Group Inc
CLF Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (fmrly Cliffs Natural Resources)
EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp
GLD SPDR Gold Trust ETF
SPY SPDR S&P 500
TBT ProShares UltraShort Lehman 20+ Year Treasury ETF
TTM Tata Motors Limited

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Work Experience

Columnist
The Bear's Lair
2000 - Present (20 years 11 months)
Correspondent
Reuters BreakingViews
2006 - 2015 (9 years 9 months)
Contributing Editor
Agora Publishing
2006 - 2013 (7 years 9 months)
Business and Economics Editor
United Press International (UPI)
2000 - 2004 (4 years 8 months)

Education

Harvard Business School
MBA
1971 / 1973
Trinity College
MA
1968 / 1971
Mathematics

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Great Conservatives
Martin Hutchinson
Academica Press
04/15/2014

Great Conservatives looks at British history through the philosophy of Conservatism that animated the great Tory governments of 1783 to 1830. By examining leading figures in the growth, triumph, and decline of Conservatism, a different picture emerges that illuminates the political, social, and economics forces that created the British Empire and the Industrial Revolution.

True Blue Will Never Stain
Martin Hutchinson
Martin Hutchinson

Home of The Bear's Lair and Martin's historical musings.