Alasdair Macleod

quantitative easing

How can the Fed possibly unwind QE?

21/07/2017(0)
There are currently two important items on the Fed’s wish list. The first is to restore interest rates to more normal levels, and the second is to unwind the ... Read More
gold

The logic of a modern gold standard

14/07/2017(0)
  The logic of a modern gold standard In last week’s Insight, I analysed the current geopolitical situation and concluded that it was now in the interest of the ... Read More
brexit

Brexit, Germany and Asia

16/06/2017(0)
Britain’s general election went horribly wrong, with the Conservatives forced into a putative coalition with the Democratic Ulster Party. Theresa May’s failure to secure a clear majority has provoked ... Read More
GOLD bars

How gold can rescue pensions

15/06/2017(0)
The World Economic Forum, in conjunction with Mercers (the actuaries) recently estimated that the combined pension deficit currently stands at $66.9tr for eight countries, rising to $427.8tr in 2050. ... Read More
Economy

Debts, Bastiat and modern economics

26/05/2017(0)
Debts, Bastiat and modern economics There is a well-worn conundrum told about a stranger, who walks into the hotel in a remote, sleepy village in Mexico, and reserves a ... Read More
brexit

Update on Brexit

14/05/2017(0)
This article looks at the background to Brexit negotiations and concludes that Britain is negotiating from a position of strength, while the EU is increasingly in a position of ... Read More
money article

Business cycles are credit cycles

07/05/2017(0)
This article gets to the heart of why central banks’ monetary policy will never succeed. The fundamental error is to regard economic cycles as originating in the private sector, ... Read More
Chinese national flag flutters at the headquarters of a commercial bank on a financial street near the headquarters of the People's Bank of China, China's central bank, in central Beijing

End of empire

30/04/2017(0)
“Already, China dominates world trade. Her own economy is already significantly larger than that of the US on the PPP estimates. While being the largest consumer of raw materials, ... Read More
dollar

America’s financial war strategy

23/04/2017(0)
America’s renewed desire to escalate military tensions is a front for America’s continual financial war, this time directed at North Korea, Syria and possibly Iran. This is likely to ... Read More
Police And Security Forces Patrol The City After Zaventem Airport And Brussels Metro Station Targeted By Deadly Bomb Blasts

The decline and fall of the EU

11/04/2017(0)
This article identifies the headwinds faced by the EU in the wake of Brexit. Without the UK, not only does the EU lose much of its importance on the ... Read More
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