Sunday February 16, 2020

What if the naysayers are right?

Maybe we should pay more heed to those who say the global economy cannot support the market

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

18th February, 2018
Jared Vennett, the character played by Ryan Goslin in The Big Short

Turning an economic and financial disaster into a hit movie can prove difficult given the often boring subject matter. However, the 2015 film version of Michael Lewis’s book The Big Short is probably the best explainer about what happened in 2008 when the global economy blew up.

If you haven’t seen it, the spoiler is that the bad guys win. And win big.

The movie comes to mind when trying to figure out...

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