How soon we forget. George Santayana long ago wrote these immortal words: “Those who cannot learn from the past are doomed to repeat it”. However, a more recent thinker took his observation one step further by wryly observing (with a little paraphrasing by yours truly): “And the rest of us are doomed to suffer along with them”.
In this week’s Guest EVA, we’ve got two of the financial world’s heaviest heavyweights weighing in on one of the weightiest investment questions: Is the Stock Market Overvalued?
The main buzzwords in today’s tech space are IoT (Internet of Things), Big Data, Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, Blockchain, and AI (Artificial Intelligence). While some of these terms might be unfamiliar to our readers, the various applications of these business opportunities in today’s connected world are nearly limitless. This has led to an influx of investment and interest in all of the aforementioned spaces – by individuals, Venture Capitalists (VCs), corporations, and governments alike.
Life is full of ironies and there may be no more vivid example of that today than in the oil patch. Wouldn’t it be the height of irony if the radical shift by the automotive industry toward electric vehicles (EVs), and away from internal combustion engines (ICEs), created the next oil price surge into triple digits? Sound crazy? Please allow me to explain…with a lot of help from a kindred spirit, the keen minds at the investment research firm Macro Ops.
It’s no secret that here at Evergreen we’re boisterous free-market advocates. Data and history show that economies operating freely in a system with moderate and rational government control perform better in the long-run. When economies are burdened by excessive government policy or overwhelmed with authoritarian control, nations become unstable, which often spurs abuse and extremism.