Posts Tagged ‘central’

  • The Simple Answer to Your Crash Questions.

    12.02.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on The Simple Answer to Your Crash Questions.

    If you ask why markets fell, the answer lies in the bigger picture of things. This chart from the German insurer Allianz makes a painfully straightforward case. Central banks around the world have finally begun to reverse quantitative easing.

  • What Happens When Wall Street Reaches ‘Peak Risk’

    09.02.2018 • AustraliaComments Off on What Happens When Wall Street Reaches ‘Peak Risk’

    Being dumbed down by central banks, financial institutions, the IMF et al. has created a complacent society. History teaches us that there’s an inverse relationship between complacency and risk. Lower complacency equals higher risk.

  • The Fatal Arrhythmia of the Financial Markets

    09.02.2018 • FranceComments Off on The Fatal Arrhythmia of the Financial Markets

    A little "volatility" and everything panics. The key of analysis is not in equity markets, in our opinion. It is in the bond market, in credit. The first bubble is the sovereign bond bubble swollen with bouncy interest rates. The second bubble is that of

  • Three Powers the Deep State Will Never Relinquish

    08.02.2018 • FranceComments Off on Three Powers the Deep State Will Never Relinquish

    These monetary policies are not made in the interest of the ordinary citizen, they are made by and created to serve the interests of the Parasitocracy. These elites refuse to give up control over the people's money, because it is this control which gives it

  • Gold: The Real Life Bitcoin

    05.02.2018 • FranceComments Off on Gold: The Real Life Bitcoin

    Does the fall of bitcoin mark the beginning of a new financial crisis? Whatever happens, gold today seems to be a very reasonable investment. Gold is both a material and tangible bitcoin. Those who have gold are solvent because they own a financial asset that

  • Greenspan Thinks This Program Is the EU’s Achilles Heel

    01.02.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on Greenspan Thinks This Program Is the EU’s Achilles Heel

    With Greece continuing to rely on bailouts from the Troika and even more debt forgiveness, and Italy’s bad debt problem far from resolved, Greenspan seems to be on to something. But what is the Target2 that he’s so worried about?

  • Why We’re Not Excited About High Global Stock Prices

    31.01.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on Why We’re Not Excited About High Global Stock Prices

    Even positive news has a negative spin on it today: global stocks are off to their best start since 1987, the year they also crashed spectacularly in a single day. Has the long run of manipulated market stability come to an end?

  • What the New Credit Crisis Means for the U.S. Dollar

    26.01.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on What the New Credit Crisis Means for the U.S. Dollar

    Now, despite all the money printing by the Fed, the global supply of US dollars is now growing at its lowest rate since the credit crisis. As dollars are only created by the creation of dollar loans, this reflects a slowing appetite to take on more debt.

  • Major Public Projects Could Condemn France to Eternal Debt

    24.01.2018 • FranceComments Off on Major Public Projects Could Condemn France to Eternal Debt

    One suggestion: France should give up the Olympics. They have rather brought misfortune to their host country: bankruptcy of Greece, riots in Brazil ... Not a good long-term idea.

  • Bond Selloff Takes Yellen by Surprise

    12.01.2018 • United StatesComments Off on Bond Selloff Takes Yellen by Surprise

    Could the central bankers have set up a better pratfall? They lured the whole world to their party – promising free booze and canapés. And now, they’re not only putting away the liquor and turning off the lights, they’re setting the curtains on fire.

  • The Swiss Central Bank Bets Against the Franc… and Wins

    11.01.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on The Swiss Central Bank Bets Against the Franc… and Wins

    Central bankers were in total control of financial markets. So why not invest in them? It sounds odd. But it’s possible to buy shares in many of the world’s central banks. My favourite is the Swiss National Bank. And so far the stock tip is doing rather

  • Central Bankers Are Criminals.

    10.01.2018 • FranceComments Off on Central Bankers Are Criminals.

    Mario Draghi supports deficit governments, banks and zombie companies. He incurs debts on our behalf but without our authorization. He is complicit in an unprecedented form of crime against humanity.

  • The French Are Arm-Wrestling with the Invisible Hand

    10.01.2018 • FranceComments Off on The French Are Arm-Wrestling with the Invisible Hand

    On Monday, GoPro investors were told just how few GoPros made it to the Christmas tree this past holiday season... and the stock dropped over 30%. If GoPro were French, the state would have swooped in to preserve it as an "economic gem".

  • One Example of How a Good and Simple Tax Should Work

    21.11.2017 • IndiaComments Off on One Example of How a Good and Simple Tax Should Work

    India's Tax System Needs an Immediate Reform

  • Inflation Won’t Save the U.K. from Government Debt

    15.11.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Inflation Won’t Save the U.K. from Government Debt

    Historically, debt could be inflated away into meaningless denominations. But these days, governments often borrow using inflation protected bonds. More than a third of UK government gilts are inflation indexed. So as inflation rises, the interest expense

  • Young Home-Buyers in for a Nasty Surprise

    06.11.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Young Home-Buyers in for a Nasty Surprise

    Thousands of mortgage holders will see their mortgage bill rise for the first time. By around £22 a month according to the Guardian. That’s based on an average British mortgage of around £175,000. And it’s an 11% increase on the average rate of 2.25%

  • The Next Bubble Will Start with Uncle Sam

    02.11.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on The Next Bubble Will Start with Uncle Sam

    Government debt is enormous. And it’s managed a 35-year bull market. With yields at or near zero in both real and nominal terms, it has reached its logical end just about everywhere in the developed world. If the government debt bubble bursts, it’ll be a

  • The World’s Major Economies Have Been Padding the Markets

    01.11.2017 • United StatesComments Off on The World’s Major Economies Have Been Padding the Markets

    The coast is clear for a blow-out spree of money printing, borrowing, spending, and debt. The world’s major economies are ready – with Shinzō Abe re-elected in Japan… Europe still under the spell of Mario Draghi… Donald Trump ready to do the Deep

  • Why Politics Are the Biggest Threat to Economic Stability

    01.11.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Why Politics Are the Biggest Threat to Economic Stability

    If central bankers manage to engineer the inflation they want, but financial markets are still addicted to quantitative easing (QE) and low interest rates, what will central bankers do?

  • The Past Will Help You Predict Your Portfolio’s Future Success

    30.10.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on The Past Will Help You Predict Your Portfolio’s Future Success

    As the world continues to turn, Billy Joel’s fire continues to burn. If you can figure out what’s going to happen in advance, using patterns like Akhil Patel or whatever it is I do, then you have an edge. A way to invest to become wealthier, safer and

  • Kobe Steel Bailout Poisons Capitalism

    23.10.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Kobe Steel Bailout Poisons Capitalism

    Nick Hubble – Capital and Conflict (United Kingdom) – Last week, the German and American stockmarket indices hit symbolic highs. Today, Japan is expected to break a 56-year record. Futures, a de-facto prediction of stockmarket performance before

  • How Germany Will Break the Eurozone

    17.10.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on How Germany Will Break the Eurozone

    Nick Hubble – Capital and Conflict (United Kingdom) – Amazing what a bit of monetary policy can do to Germans. Their stockmarket index geknackt 13,000, as they say in Germany. It’s the same verb used when you’re gleefully cracking nuts at

  • How This Bull Market Ends

    17.10.2017 • United StatesComments Off on How This Bull Market Ends

    Bill Bonner – Bill Bonner’s Diary (United States) – PARIS – Whoa! Bitcoin is up $1,457 since the start of the month; at writing, one bitcoin sells for $5,670. Look at the Dow. It is on its way to 23,000. And don’t even mention the tech

  • Inflation, Government Solvency, Unemployment or Financial Stability?

    12.10.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Inflation, Government Solvency, Unemployment or Financial Stability?

    Bank of England Governor Carney is prioritising inflation. But tackling inflation sacrifices economic growth. At least debt-financed economic growth. People have borrowed like mad during the decade of absurdly low interest rates. They’d be in trouble if