Recorded prior to FED’s interest rate meeting Preston and Stig discusses the market implication of hiking the interest rate, ECB’s quantitative easing, and what is happening with the Chinese currency. In continuation of the discussion about the stock market Preston and Stig also provides you with a rundown of Robert Schiller’s book “Irrational Exuberance” that is outlining the problems with the growing dot-com bubble… – just month before it eventually burst! Preston and Stig discusses if we can draw parallels to today’s market. If you want to read our five page executive summary of this book, Irrational Exuberance, view this page instead. If you would like to download all of our book summaries, click here.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why the Chinese Renminbi has emerged as a global currency in the past few weeks
  • How ECB is trying to spark growth by lowering the deposit rate and extend quantitative easing
  • What Preston and Stig think will happen if the FED hike rates
  • What the relationship is between interest rates and asset prices
  • How Schiller was correct about an investor in 2000 not making any returns over the next 12 years, and how that might be the case today
  • Why former FED chairman Alan Greenspan added fuel to the fire of the dot-com bubble.
  • How company margins leaves important clues of the past and are interesting predictors of the future
  • Ask the Investors: What do you think about automated investing services?

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Robert Schiller’s book, Irrational Exuberance – Read reviews of this book

Michael Lewis’ book, Liar’s Poker – Read reviews of this book

Billionaire George Soros’s book, The Alchemy of Finance – Read reviews of this book

Preston and Stig’s Intrinsic Calculator

Hussman’s article about the Current Market Valuation

Cullen Roche’s blog post about automated investing services

The amplification of profit margins and it’s leading indication for market performance.




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