Posts Tagged ‘central’

  • 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

  • The Fed Just Admitted to Lying About Inflation

    27.09.2017 • FranceComments Off on The Fed Just Admitted to Lying About Inflation

    The Fed admits that it does not understand anything, that its statistics are cumbersome and that it does not know what causes inflation, but the market does not care!

  • Central Bankers Are Running Out of Space

    14.09.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Central Bankers Are Running Out of Space

    Their ammunition in the war on deflation is buying stuff. But there isn’t much stuff left to buy. At least not without reaching the limits of common sense, the law, economic law and credibility.

  • Two Competitors Are Vying For the Global Currency Throne

    13.09.2017 • FranceComments Off on Two Competitors Are Vying For the Global Currency Throne

    Nowadays, central bank-controlled fiat currencies have two main competitors: gold and cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin. These are two assets that can not be infinitely multiplied. How are central banks reacting?

  • All Investors Should Be on Their Toes This Month

    06.09.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on All Investors Should Be on Their Toes This Month

    It's September so that means central bankers are meeting to discuss rate changes. We should see rate hikes based on market conditions... but it's not likely. No central banker wants to be the first to rock the boat.

  • Don’t Bet on This Market

    06.09.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Don’t Bet on This Market

    In 1992, while the pound was tumbling, the Swedish central bank raised interest rates to 500% to prevent facing the same fate. Imagine running that number through your investment models today.

  • Royal Mail Relegated from the FTSE 100

    31.08.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Royal Mail Relegated from the FTSE 100

    It’s a sign of the times. The Royal Mail blamed its slump on Brexit. Right, people aren't mailing as much because they don't trust the markets... surely it couldn't be related to the internet and email.

  • Goldman Sachs’ Secret Global Conquest

    30.08.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Goldman Sachs’ Secret Global Conquest

    Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, and ECB head, Mario Draghi are Goldman Sachs alumni... and so are four out of the five District Bank presidents eligible to vote on the FOMC. Yellen's likely replacement? You guessed it...

  • $10.4 Billion Bank Run in Moscow

    29.08.2017 • FranceComments Off on $10.4 Billion Bank Run in Moscow

    Otkritie Bank, Russia's largest private lender, saw over 20% of its assets withdrawn over the past two months. While depositors flee, the Kremlin must be considering a bailout (which the FT estimates will cost over 1% of Russian GDP).

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    You Can Expect “Coordinated Silence” from Jackson Hole

    29.08.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on You Can Expect “Coordinated Silence” from Jackson Hole

    Perhaps central bankers are sick of having their projections proven wrong and their predicted policy moves discredited at every turn. By shutting up, they look less stupid.

  • New Crisis Simmers as Central Banks Head to the Resorts

    28.08.2017 • FranceComments Off on New Crisis Simmers as Central Banks Head to the Resorts

    When central bankers are popping champagne and slapping each other on the back, you know it's time to leave the party.

  • Debt Withdrawal Will Cause Side-Effects in Your Euro Portfolio

    25.08.2017 • FranceComments Off on Debt Withdrawal Will Cause Side-Effects in Your Euro Portfolio

    Central bankers are expected to announce the end of the €60 billion per month bond redemption program, a move likely to produce violent side effects...

  • The Most Reliable Investment Is Right Below Your Feet

    23.08.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on The Most Reliable Investment Is Right Below Your Feet

    Historically, his investment style's track record is hard to argue with, but it's the 'why' that's so fascinating. So, why does this investor's way of thinking work so well?

  • Housing Bubbles Reaching Critical Levels in Canada, Australia, and Hong Kong

    22.08.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Housing Bubbles Reaching Critical Levels in Canada, Australia, and Hong Kong

    China’s epic government stimulus saved commodity nations and Hong Kong. It triggered huge debt growth inside China that financed construction with a ravenous appetite for commodities. But now the Chinese policy has changed to reign in the shadow banking

  • The Most Valuable Job in Today’s Economy: The Printer

    21.08.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on The Most Valuable Job in Today’s Economy: The Printer

    While stockmarkets are suspended from central bank balance sheets like marionettes, financial news isn’t important. The economy, company earnings, demographics, the insolvency of pensions… no, nothing but money printing, and the potential for money

  • Mohamed: Financial Guru and Uber Driver.

    18.08.2017 • FranceComments Off on Mohamed: Financial Guru and Uber Driver.

    It is customary in finance to mock the investment recommendations of a taxi driver...but what about an Uber driver?

  • Your Financial Future is Being Decided Next Week in Wyoming

    17.08.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Your Financial Future is Being Decided Next Week in Wyoming

    Central Bankers will soon attend the Economic Policy Symposium, and more than ever the financial world is fretting over what will happen.

  • What Astrology Can Teach You About the Economy

    17.08.2017 • FranceComments Off on What Astrology Can Teach You About the Economy

    As astrologers rely on the position of the stars to read the future, our central bankers rely on economic models to guide our economy.

  • North Korean Nukes Are Great News…for Cryptos

    10.08.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on North Korean Nukes Are Great News…for Cryptos

    Three of bitcoin’s biggest markets are wrapped up in the North Korea crisis, and bitcoin is an excellent way to diversify your wealth if you live in North Korea’s missile range.

  • A Second Cold War Has Begun

    09.08.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on A Second Cold War Has Begun

    Trump obviously has strong military capabilities, but until recently Kim Jong Un’s bite was ill defined. Can his missiles reach American soil? Can Trump strike North Korea?

  • Swiss Central Bankers Have Made $3000 Profit per Resident

    03.08.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Swiss Central Bankers Have Made $3000 Profit per Resident

    Central bankers were supposed to manipulate the economy for your benefit, but instead they’ve completely consumed it.

  • Central Banks Are Running Out of Stuff to Buy

    26.07.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Central Banks Are Running Out of Stuff to Buy

    The central bankers are literally worried about owning too much of everything. If they can’t find anything to buy, their beloved QE will end abruptly, triggering chaos.