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Payments panic and the ending of fiat currencies

24/03/2020(0)
The unilateral response from governments to the coronavirus is to helicopter money to people and their businesses in unlimited quantities. Their priority is to keep the debt-driven Keynesian show ... Read More
A picture illustration shows U.S. 100 dollar bank notes and Japanese 10,000 yen notes taken in Tokyo August 2, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

The US Government Debt Crisis

02/05/2019(0)
  This article explains why the US Government is ensnared in a debt trap from which there is no escape. Its finances are spiralling out of control. In the ... Read More
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Legendary trader Andy Hall bets oil prices are going to rebound

17/12/2018(0)
Legendary oil trader Andy Hall says crude prices have likely hit a bottom after plunging more than 30 percent over the last two months. “I think with prices hovering ... Read More
Economy

Global economy is facing a ‘perfect storm’, warns BIS chief

29/08/2018(0)
The problem with the current US policy of using tariffs to pursue trade and economic strategies is that they are such a crude tool to use within such a ... Read More
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A Spiking Dollar = Emerging Market Chaos

31/05/2018(0)
The dollar collapse thesis – which ends with all fiat currencies achieving their intrinsic value of zero — doesn’t preclude some thrills and chills along the way, in which ... Read More
stocks

Stock Market 2018: The Tao vs. Central Banks

07/12/2017(0)
  The central banks claim omnipotent financial powers, and their comeuppance is overdue. I will be the first to admit that invoking the woo-woo of the Tao as the ... Read More
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Betting on market volatility? Here’s what you need to know

08/08/2017(0)
The CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX, is a key measure of market expectations of a near-term volatility conveyed by S&P 500 stock index option prices. The VIX has closed ... Read More
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Yen rose while Australian dollar fell; Key events coming this week

31/07/2017(0)
Asian raw-material producers advanced after a surge in commodity prices bolstered optimism the global economy can gather momentum. Oil extended last week’s strongest rally this year. BHP Billiton Ltd., ... Read More
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Why free trade and open markets in financial services matter; Andrew Bailey, FCA Chief Executive

11/07/2017(0)
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the conduct regulator for financial services firms and financial markets in the UK, has released a speech by Andrew Bailey, Chief Executive of the ... Read More
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Reserve Bank of Australia keeps the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent

02/05/2017(0)
The Reserve Bank of Australia has published today a statement by Philip Lowe, Governor, to inform about its monetary policy decision. According the press release, at its meeting today, ... Read More
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