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George Athanassakos

George Athanassakos is a professor of finance and the Ben Graham chair in value investing at Western University’s school of business. These views are those of the author and not necessarily those of the Canadian Investment Review.

With gas and oil prices reaching new heights last week, panicking both politicians and consumers, we must ask ourselves if this behaviour is typical of commodity prices in every business cycle or if we’re at the threshold of a major economic disaster? In the 1930s, Nicholas Kaldor analyzed commodity prices and their behaviour over the […]

  • November 2, 2021 November 2, 2021
  • 12:35

I have been watching Bitcoin’s price advance with trepidation. In just six months its value has quintupled and it has risen more than tenfold since last December. It started 2017 at just below $1,000 and by the end of November it hit $11,000, proceeding to surpass $16,000 a few days later. This, to me, is reminiscent of […]

  • December 19, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 16:29