Market Analysis

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The new deal is a bad old deal

10/07/2020(0)
So far, the current economic situation, together with the response by major governments, compares with the run-in to the depression of the 1930s. Yet to come in the repetitious ... Read More
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Prices are going to rise — and fast!

07/07/2020(0)
  With stockmarkets barely ruffled, few are thinking beyond the very short-term and they are mostly guessing anyway. Other than possibly the very short-term as we emerge from lockdowns, ... Read More
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The crisis goes up a gear

22/06/2020(0)
Dollar-denominated financial markets appeared to suffer a dramatic change on or about the 23 March. This article examines the possibility that it marks the beginning of the end for ... Read More
Economy

MMT —it’s just neo-Keynesian macroeconomics

12/06/2020(0)
  The doyenne of MMT, Stephanie Kelton, has published a book this week explaining modern monetary theory. This article examines the foundations of MMT which Kelton explained in an ... Read More
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Statistics, lies and the reservoir effect

04/06/2020(0)
This article debunks the misconception that GDP represents economic health. It explains how monetary flows have led to markets in financial assets inflating while non-financials in the GDP bucket ... Read More
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Why the Gold/Silver ratio is a useful indicator

26/05/2020(0)
There’s a debate in gold bug circles over whether the price difference between gold and silver – the gold/silver ratio – tells us anything useful. Some skeptics, for instance, ... Read More
inflation

Unintended consequences of monetary inflation

15/05/2020(0)
  “In short, the Fed is committed to rescue businesses from the greatest economic catastrophe since the great depression and probably even greater than that, to fund the US ... Read More
currency

Time to learn about money

14/05/2020(0)
  An unexpected destruction of fiat currency has been advanced by the monetary and fiscal response to the coronavirus. Financial markets have yet to discount the possibility of such ... Read More
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Geopolitics post COVID-19

07/05/2020(0)
  Before the coronavirus caused governments to impose lockdowns, whole economies, markets and even currencies were already on course to be destroyed by a vicious downturn in bank lending ... Read More
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What happens when the pandemic ends?

15/04/2020(0)
Let’s assume that by the end of this year a combination of social distancing and some new and effective treatments convert covid-19 from existential threat to chronic nuisance and ... Read More
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