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Byron Wien Explores Four 'Myths' Popular Among Investors

Mar 31 2015 | 7:25am ET

Byron WienByron WienBlackstone’s Byron Wien is well known for his contrarian approach to investing. This week in his market commentary, he explores four concepts that most people believe to be true, but that he thinks are wrong.

He writes that the consensus is that American exeptionalism is a thing of the past; The price of oil is likely to stay low for a long time; Europe’s economy is in a slow growth deflationary trap; And Abenomics is not working, which may lead to Japan falling back into a recession.

 

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