Retrospective Returns:
Understanding Markets through History

  • Author:
    Geoff Robinson
  • Level: 
    Early to mid-career
  • Study time:
    2-3 hours
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Course overview
"Retrospective Returns: Understanding Markets through History" delves deep into the rich tapestry of financial markets, unearthing lessons from pivotal events that have shaped investment landscapes across centuries.

From the enigmatic fervor of the 1637 Tulip Mania to the complexity of the Global Financial Crisis, and the viral volatility of Meme stocks, this playlist charts a course through the chronicles of economic ebbs and flows. Witness the unraveling of the Enron scandal, analyze the bubbles that have burst, and marvel at the resilience of markets that have bounced back.

With each video, viewers will gain insights into the forces that drive markets, the psychology of investors, and the invaluable lessons that history offers. Whether you're a seasoned trader, a budding investor, or simply a curious mind, "Retrospective Returns" promises a compelling journey through the annals of financial history.

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What's included?

  • 15+ videos
  • Looking back at history and gain a better understanding of market dynamics today
  • Insights from a #1 ranked data-driven analyst

Who should watch this playlist? 

"Retrospective Returns: Understanding Markets through History" offers a captivating journey through pivotal financial events, from the 1637 Tulip Mania to the modern-day Meme stock phenomena. Unpacking stories like the Enron debacle and the Global Financial Crisis, this playlist provides invaluable insights into market dynamics and investor psychology.

It's a concise exploration for traders, investors, and anyone curious about the forces that have shaped financial history.


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Geoff Robinson

Thought leader, instructor, writer, financial influencer, Former UBS Managing Director and 8x #1 ranked analysts EMEA Institutional Investor Survey
Geoff has had a varied career. He was a Managing Director within UBS Equity Research, leading their Global Fundamental Analytics franchise. During this time, he was #1, ranked 8x in the EMEA Institutional Investor Survey. Before UBS, he was a material equity investor and LBO co-investor in two market exited training consultancies. Geoff has a passion for learning and is well-known for his ability to break down complex subject matter and distil it to an audience in a digestible and engaging manner. He brings this passion to 
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Meet Ryan, our AI avatar at, a fusion of tech and human expertise. Crafted by Colossyan and mentored by our founder Geoff Robinson, Ryan embodies decades of experience. With Geoff's UBS background and 25+ years of teaching, Ryan delivers clear, engaging insights on digital assets. Fluent in 70+ languages, he breaks barriers for a global audience, offering expert guidance in the digital asset world.