"Grant's tremendous market knowledge and experience along with his keen insight provides great value to his readers. Things That Make You Go Hmmm... is a service I consider invaluable."
Felix W. Zulauf
Zulauf Consulting
"Answers we have aplenty - most of them wrong, of course. But for searching, thoughtful, original, illuminating questions? Apply to the one and only Grant Williams."
James Grant
Grant’s Interest Rate Observer
"Grant is a generational talent who not only understands complex investment themes, but breaks them down in a way that people can easily understand."
Marc Cohodes
"Grant is anti-hyperbole - the investable voice of reason."
Dr. Pippa Malmgren
Economic Advisor to President George W Bush and award-winning author
"Grant Williams is one of the keenest observers of markets and politics I've ever had the pleasure to know, and he is my indispensable navigator for these troubled times."
Dr. Ben Hunt
Second Foundation Partners, Epsilon Theory
"Grant has that rare combination of smarts and the ability to articulate his thoughts in a succinct and clever way. He knows everyone and thus has access to all the right people. You definitely want to read & listen to everything he produces."
Bill Fleckenstein
Fleckenstein Capital
"Grant Williams is an expert at what he does…he’s engaging, lively, curious, and knowledgeable all at the same time."
Neil Howe
Co-Author, The Fourth Turning
"Few observers of the financial markets have Grant’s gift for spotting trends long before they become broadly apparent.
Fewer still share his deep knowledge of history to help map out where these shifts might take us.
And NONE have the ability to convey these insights with his searing wit and humor. Sigh. I wish he would just knock it off already!"
Stephanie Pomboy
President, MacroMavens

Welcome

Do you want to become a better, smarter, more accomplished investor?

For 35 years, I’ve lived and breathed finance in a series of major cities from New York to London, to Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney.

During that time, I’ve continually sought to develop a better understanding of the global financial system, its nuances and its flaws, and to build a framework within which to invest successfully in both bull and bear markets.

I’ve learned countless lessons on that journey, from an extraordinary array of uncommon minds who’ve been gracious enough to share with me that which helped each of them become hugely successful at what they do.

After 2008, I set about trying to help broaden the understanding of what went wrong, and help educate people to make sure they avoided making the same mistakes again. Through my writing in Things That Make You Go Hmmm… and, latterly, through a series of conversations with a wide variety of successful investors and business leaders on Real Vision, I sought to share the lessons learned through both success and failure with an audience keen to learn and improve.

Now, I’m going to continue my search for principles, wisdom and authenticity in a world that, more than ever, seems to be sorely lacking in all three.

I’d love for you to join me on that journey.

"Grant's tremendous market knowledge and experience along with his keen insight provides great value to his readers. Things That Make You Go Hmmm... is a service I consider invaluable."
Felix W. Zulauf
Zulauf Consulting
"Answers we have a plenty—most of them wrong, of course. But for searching, thoughtful, original, illuminating questions? Apply to the one and only Grant Williams."
James Grant
Grant’s Interest Rate Observer
"Grant has that rare combination of smarts and the ability to articulate his thoughts in a succinct and clever way. He knows everyone and thus has access to all the right people. You definitely want to read & listen to everything he produces."
Bill Fleckenstein
Fleckenstein Capital
"Grant is anti-hyperbole - the investable voice of reason."
Dr. Pippa Malmgren
Economic Advisor to President George W Bush and award-winning author
"Grant Williams is one of the keenest observers of markets and politics I've ever had the pleasure to know, and he is my indispensable navigator for these troubled times."
Dr. Ben Hunt
Second Foundation Partners, Epsilon Theory
"Grant is a generational talent who not only understands complex investment themes, but breaks them down in a way that people can easily understand."
Marc Cohodes
"Grant Williams is an expert at what he does…he’s engaging, lively, curious, and knowledgeable all at the same time."
Neil Howe
Co-Author, The Fourth Turning

Welcome

Do you want to become a better, smarter, more accomplished investor?

For 35 years, I’ve lived and breathed finance in a series of major cities from New York to London, to Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney.

During that time, I’ve continually sought to develop a better understanding of the global financial system, its nuances and its flaws, and to build a framework within which to invest successfully in both bull and bear markets.

I’ve learned countless lessons on that journey, from an extraordinary array of uncommon minds who’ve been gracious enough to share with me that which helped each of them become hugely successful at what they do.

After 2008, I set about trying to help broaden the understanding of what went wrong, and help educate people to make sure they avoided making the same mistakes again. Through my writing in Things That Make You Go Hmmm… and, latterly, through a series of conversations with a wide variety of successful investors and business leaders on Real Vision, I sought to share the lessons learned through both success and failure with an audience keen to learn and improve.

Now, I’m going to continue my search for principles, wisdom and authenticity in a world that, more than ever, seems to be sorely lacking in all three.

I’d love for you to join me on that journey.

The Grant Williams Podcast

In 2020, I stoked the fire of my passion for interviewing brilliant people by launching The Grant Williams Podcast. Alongside my own interviews, I added three additional streams, each with a fantastic co-host: The End Game (with Bill Fleckenstein), The Super Terrific Happy Hour (with Stephanie Pomboy), and The Narrative Game (with Dr. Ben Hunt).

The response has been overwhelming. In only 5 months, these interviews have been downloaded over 1 million times, placing this content squarely in the top 0.1% of podcasts offered in the vast marketplace.

The Grant Williams Podcast

Things That Make You Go Hmmm...

Each month, in Things That Make You Go Hmmm…(TTMYGH), Grant examines an aspect of the financial landscape likely to impact investors and, with both historical and contemporary context, highlights why it matters, where the common misunderstandings may lie and the dangers and opportunities presented.

From broad global macro forces down to individual countries, sectors and companies, Things That Make You Go Hmmm… is a financial research letter like no other – picking apart the financial tapestry in an insightful and entertaining way and bringing complex situations and opportunities to life.

After reading Things That Make You Go Hmmm…, your view of the financial system will never be the same again.

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