Posted by on Jan 26, 2018 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Featured, Posts |

Image credit: Godfrey Kneller, “Sir Isaac Newton” (1702), National Portrait Gallery



By Jason Zweig  | Jan. 23, 2018 10:14 am ET



In a column in November, “Isaac Newton Learned About Financial Gravity the Hard Way,” I looked at a new study of the investing career of the great physicist.

The great scientist was a hapless investor, careful research by scholar Andrew Odlyzko found. Now, in an updated version of his study, Prof. Odlyzko documents that Newton fell even harder than previously thought for one of the worst speculative bubbles of all time….



To read the rest of the article:

The Wall Street Journal,


Other resources:

Andrew Odlyzko’s research papers



Jason Zweig, Your Money and Your Brain

Jason Zweig, The Devil’s Financial Dictionary

Benjamin Graham, The Intelligent Investor

John Carswell, The South Sea Bubble

Richard Dale, The First Crash: Lessons from the South Sea Bubble

Thomas Levenson, Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World’s Greatest Scientist



South Sea Bubble Collection at the Baker Library, Harvard University


Isaac Newton Learned About Financial Gravity the Hard Way

Escaping the Magnetic Pull of a Bubble

The Extraordinary Popular Delusion of Bubble Spotting

Searching for the First ‘Bubble’

The Extraordinary Popular Delusion of Believing What You Read

A Short History of Folly

The Museum of Art and Finance, Gallery 1: Tulipmania