Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Irving Kahn on the BBC

There have been quite a few mentions of value investor Irving Kahn in the business press lately.

Whether it's due to his relatively optimistic view of the economy and the stock market, or the experience which comes from having lived and worked through the Great Depression, the 102-year-old investor is currently in demand for his views on the economy and investing.

Kahn was recently mentioned in posts at Controlled Greed, and also in Lucy Kellaway's recent FT column, where I learned that Mr. Kahn was recently a guest on a BBC radio podcast.

You can listen to his brief interview by clicking the podcast link and downloading an MP3 file to your media player of choice. In it, Irving Kahn shares his memories of the 1929 market crash and the Great Depression, along with some personal insights on today's market and economy.

Enjoy the interview! Further reading on Irving Kahn follows below.

Related articles and posts:

1. "...And then there's Irving Kahn" - Financial Week.

2. Irving Kahn profile and stock holdings - Guru Focus.

3. "Still going strong" - 2005 Barron's profile via SmartMoney.