Author archives: Nick OConnor

  • How to Get Shares in Companies Before They Go Public

    02.10.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on How to Get Shares in Companies Before They Go Public

    I sat down with Andrew recently to ask him why crowdfunding is such a big deal – and why investors should be looking to get into it as fast as they can – while it’s still relatively under the radar. Here's what he had to say.

  • Five Practical Insights From Our Real Estate Guru

    30.06.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Five Practical Insights From Our Real Estate Guru

    What if there was a missing piece of the real estate puzzle that - like magic - suddenly helped you see what other people can’t… and make a fortune in the process?

  • Your Future Paychecks Will be in Bitcoins.

    23.06.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Your Future Paychecks Will be in Bitcoins.

    The crypto industry is going to be the most disruptive one in the world, and you should take the time to understand it today before you're getting paid or buying homes in bitcoin...

  • Tomorrow’s Social Reform is Coming From Your Pocket, Today

    23.06.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Tomorrow’s Social Reform is Coming From Your Pocket, Today

    Corbyn's victory was entirely logical when you consider how much free stuff he promised to a lot of different people. Everyone loves free stuff...the problem is that nothing in life is really free...

  • We Need the Free Market Now More Than Ever

    14.06.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on We Need the Free Market Now More Than Ever

    Whenever governments foul things up the free market really starts to shine. That’s why it’s vilified as the black market by governments...Freedom exposes control’s flaws and must be kept hidden by the controllers.

  • A Scheme That Would Make Bernie Madoff Blush

    13.06.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on A Scheme That Would Make Bernie Madoff Blush

    A municipal bond crisis in the US is a crisis the world can’t afford, and that’s the reason nobody sees it coming – the conclusion is just too gloomy. But as you’re about to see, this story could make subprime look boring...

  • Should Your Money Go Offshore?

    05.06.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Should Your Money Go Offshore?

    Your offshore bank account is a place to hide your money away from the Hammonds, Mays and Corbyns of the world. A place to protect your retirement. It’s not about flouting the law, it’s about making sure the law cannot flout you. That’s why all the

  • Are You Entitled to the Income of Others?

    23.05.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Are You Entitled to the Income of Others?

    If you’re trying to answer that question based on ethics, legalities or some sort of social theory, you’re not thinking like an economist. You’re arguing about moving water around the bathtub. Good luck to you.

  • Don’t Buy Japanese: Watch the Widowmaker

    19.05.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Don’t Buy Japanese: Watch the Widowmaker

    Bernie Madoff’s ponzi scheme collapsed for one primary reason – he had more investors exiting his scheme than entering. As soon as this happened it was over. According to this most recent census, the Japanese population peaked within the last few years

  • Why You Should Be Suspicious of Portfolio Diversification

    18.05.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Why You Should Be Suspicious of Portfolio Diversification

    Apart from being legally mandated to promote diversification, financial advisers benefit from it. It increases the amount of things they need to be doing for you and can charge you for. But does it work?

  • How Blockchain Could Have Prevented the Recent Cyberattacks

    17.05.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on How Blockchain Could Have Prevented the Recent Cyberattacks

    Hacks like this make the way we currently think about data security seem increasingly obsolete. Having a “centralised” system whereby all data is accessible if you break in is crazy. It’s like a bank robbery: once you’re in the vault, you can

  • New Underwater Discovery Could Change Energy Forever

    17.05.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on New Underwater Discovery Could Change Energy Forever

    Today, we’re going to be looking at a somewhat different energy commodities story – tellurium. This element is vital for many solar power projects. It’s topical right now, because of a huge new underwater discovery.

  • Peak Oil: What Comes Next?

    16.05.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Peak Oil: What Comes Next?

    Imagine if you were a bronze investor at the end of the Stone Age. Or an iron ore investor at the end of the Bronze Age. Or you bought oil stocks before the Royal Navy was refitted from coal to oil by order of Mr Churchill before the First World War. Which

  • China Looks to Build a New Silk Road

    15.05.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on China Looks to Build a New Silk Road

    While US President Donald Trump threatens countries with protectionism, China is offering cash to open up markets. International rail, ports, airports and everything else are expected to be on the to-do list. China’s direction isn’t just trade but a trade

  • The 5 Problems of Central Banking and How to Profit From Them

    12.05.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on The 5 Problems of Central Banking and How to Profit From Them

    Central bankers are tasked with making our economy run smoothly. But what if central bank policies are the cause of economic problems, not the solution to them? Let’s take a look at the flaws of central banking and how they turn into investment

  • New Reports Reveal Alarming Cracks in Chinese Financial Markets

    11.05.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on New Reports Reveal Alarming Cracks in Chinese Financial Markets

    It’s interesting to think about how China has gone from being a production powerhouse to a housing bubble to a debt bubble in the space of only a few years. It took the Americans decades.

  • Smugglers Send Cost of Bitcoin Soaring

    10.05.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Smugglers Send Cost of Bitcoin Soaring

    Bitcoin is nationless. Its payment infrastructure is decentralized. This means it challenges the US government’s control over the international financial infrastructure. Smuggling is alive and well in our modern world, and bitcoin is the currency of choice.

  • Three Simple Tips to Making You and Your Family Rich

    10.05.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Three Simple Tips to Making You and Your Family Rich

    By Nick O’Connor – Capital and Conflict (Great Britain) – How do rich families get rich, and stay rich? That’s the question I’ve been asking myself for the last few weeks. As part of it, I’ve conducted a pretty exhaustive study of

  • Three Simple Tips to Making You and Your Family Rich

    05.05.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Three Simple Tips to Making You and Your Family Rich

    I’ve conducted a pretty exhaustive study of pretty much every way a private investor like you can approach the markets. I’ve looked at how family offices operate. And I’ve tried to figure out what sets wealthy families apart from wealthy people.

  • The Absurdity of Central Banks

    02.05.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on The Absurdity of Central Banks

    We all accept central banks and their inflation targets blindly, as though they are a cog in the wheel of the economy. But in the UK, we used to control coal, electricity and many other prices that would seem absurd now. Why doesn't this absurdity apply to

  • Central Banks Abruptly Change Course

    25.04.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Central Banks Abruptly Change Course

    The European Central Bank and Bank of Japan’s recent activity has masked that the Federal Reserve is turning the worm. Others will follow. If, or when, central banks on the whole start to reverse their policies, all sorts of new phenomenon could begin.

  • EU Negotiators Have Turned to Childish Threats

    24.04.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on EU Negotiators Have Turned to Childish Threats

    Companies that do not move into the EU can no longer do business there, they tell the newspapers. It’s a straightforward dystopian threat that, once again, exposes the EU for what it is – a protectionist bloc, not a free-trade zone

  • North Korea Isn’t Trump’s Target – China Is

    18.04.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on North Korea Isn’t Trump’s Target – China Is

    Think about it: North Korea is essentially China’s client state. Militarily and economically, North Korea is bound to China – without Chinese aid it’d collapse. The Chinese support and shield North Korea in numerous ways... and now the Americans are

  • Akhil Patel: The Global Frontier Has Shifted

    17.04.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Akhil Patel: The Global Frontier Has Shifted

    Akhil believes that India and the China will lead the next economic uptrend... leaving Brazil, Russia, and other commodity-based-economies in the dust.