The Strangest ‘Safe Haven’ Asset Ever?

Not so long ago, companies that make recreational vehicles were great indicators of market tops. Since RVs were frequently the final pointless toy that people bought (after motorcycles, boats, ... Read More
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How much money does your government allocate for R&D?

In 2020, the total government budget allocations for R&D (GBARD) across the EU stood at €100 786 million, equivalent to 0.8% of GDP. This information comes from data on ... Read More

Business registrations and bankruptcies in the EU

This post presents data on the number of new business registrations and the number of bankruptcy declarations in the European Union (EU) and in the euro area (EA) until ... Read More
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Wall Street Journal proves it doesn’t understand gold

Gold bugs should never assume that the mainstream investing community actually understands finance. That includes the Wall Street Journal, which recently published an article (Gold as an Inflation Hedge: ... Read More

Euro area unemployment at 7.7%

In June 2021, the euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.7%, down from 8.0% in May 2021 and from 8.0% in June 2020. The EU unemployment rate was 7.1% ... Read More
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Banking faces seismic changes

  The role of commercial banks in the global economy is changing, with lending to governments and their agencies now more important than lending to goods and services industries. ... Read More

Inflation, asset and consumer prices

  “The Fed finds itself between a rock and a hard place: either it keeps inflating or the whole confidence-based valuation of financial assets collapses. Either it raises interest ... Read More

Check out how expensive your country is

Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, has published a data visualisation in order to easily compare data on consumer price levels in the European Union in 2020. ... Read More
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Technical analysis and market psychology

  This article examines the relevance of technical analysis to today’s financial markets. Its genesis springs from two branches, Dow theory and the Elliott wave principal. Originally, Dow theory ... Read More
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The Geopolitics of Gold

  A number of events are coming together which are set to push gold prices higher. Besides a combination of continuing inflationary policies and massive future budget deficits undermining ... Read More
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