Published April 16, 2021
A couple of investment stories have piqued our interest recently. We wanted to comment on them to perhaps provide some perspective on these events.
We know that cheap money, while generally good for jumpstarting the economy, eventually breeds all kinds of excesses. Often those excesses show up as one-off, seemingly random events which, when taken together, form a picture of a more serious issue. Such was the case in the summer of 2007 as two hedge funds at investment bank Bear Stearns were suddenly shut down. (more…)