Alasdair Macleod

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The Tragedy Of The Euro

11/01/2019(0)
  After two decades, the euro’s minders look set to drive the Eurozone into deep trouble. December was the last month of the ECB’s monthly purchases of government debt. ... Read More
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Markets are all about flows

08/01/2019(0)
  This article looks at prospective supply and demand factors for financial assets in the New Year and beyond. Investors should take into account money flowing into and out ... Read More
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The Arrival Of The Credit Crisis

02/01/2019(0)
Those of us who closely follow the credit cycle should not be surprised by the current slide in equity markets. It was going to happen anyway. The timing had ... Read More
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Time Is Money, Money Is Time

21/12/2018(0)
  Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player who struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more. -Macbeth Our limited time, our ... Read More
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Why China should remove all trade tariffs

10/12/2018(0)
  I am a Tariff Man. When people or countries come in to raid the great wealth of our Nation, I want them to pay for the privilege of ... Read More
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G20 and the financial war

06/12/2018(0)
  Introduction President Trump initiated the trade war with China. There is a widespread assumption he is pursuing his “art of the deal”, coming into negotiations aggressively to get ... Read More
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Why interest rates are rising long-term

23/11/2018(0)
  There are growing expectations that the current cycle of rising interest rates will result in a deflationary recession. While a credit crisis is increasingly likely to evolve in ... Read More
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Prices When Gold Is Money

09/11/2018(0)
  We are getting ahead of ourselves here. Gold does not circulate as money – yet. It might never do so. Perhaps the end of government currency, fiat money ... Read More
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The biggest of big pictures

26/10/2018(0)
  I have had a request from Mrs Macleod to write down in simple terms what on earth is going on in the world, and why is it that ... Read More
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We should ditch GDP as a measure of economic activity

10/10/2018(0)
  This article exposes the false economic concepts behind GDP, which is only the visible tip of a large iceberg of economic deceit. Describing an increase in GDP as ... Read More
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