Posts Tagged ‘Crisis’

  • Quiz: What Started the Crisis of 2007?

    22.02.2018 • FranceComments Off on Quiz: What Started the Crisis of 2007?

    Has the financial world become weird enough that the same causes do not produce the same effects? Let's start with a little quiz, dear reader. How well do you remember the early days of the subprime crisis?

  • Draghi, the Great Racketeer

    20.02.2018 • FranceComments Off on Draghi, the Great Racketeer

    A central banker is an extremely well paid biped who lives tax-free (because of his status as an international civil servant), responsible for covering up the stupidity of banks "too big to fail" and can delegate the privilege to lend money that does not

  • Here’s Why a Blanket EU Plan Can’t Work

    20.02.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on Here’s Why a Blanket EU Plan Can’t Work

    Spain blames itself, the Germans blame spendthrift southern nations, the French blame vague concepts I don’t understand, and the Italians claim they’re always victimised. But the consequences are more interesting. Having vastly different perceptions of

  • Boeing’s Future of Flight Doesn’t Include Pilots

    16.02.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on Boeing’s Future of Flight Doesn’t Include Pilots

    It’s not just cars and trucks that are going electric and driverless. Planes are getting in on the act, too.What we are seeing now, is a huge shift out of one technology – combustion engines – and into another – electric.

  • This Synthetic “Cuddle Hormone” Could Beat the U.S. Opioid Crisis

    16.02.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on This Synthetic “Cuddle Hormone” Could Beat the U.S. Opioid Crisis

    The secret to curing addiction may actually lie in that annoying, mawkish phrase: hugs not drugs. This treatment is called SOC-1, which stands for synthetic oxytocin-like compound. It’s basically a precursor to a full oxytocin molecule.

  • The U.S. Wage Increase Is a Huge Cover Up

    14.02.2018 • SwitzerlandComments Off on The U.S. Wage Increase Is a Huge Cover Up

    According to the press order, these 9 pennies of wage inflation would be responsible for the biggest contraction in the history of Wall Street: $1 trillion was fleeing the US stock market in space of one week. But at the same time wages increased by 9 cents,

  • The Pension Crisis Will Cause These Two Markets to Surge

    09.10.2017 • United StatesComments Off on The Pension Crisis Will Cause These Two Markets to Surge

    When the government tries to “solve” the pension crisis with the printing press, I expect investors to rush into gold - a reliable safe-haven asset. And due to desperation, I expect many states to legalize this tax-revenue generating industry...

  • Catalan Independence Could Cause the Euro to Nose-Dive

    03.10.2017 • FranceComments Off on Catalan Independence Could Cause the Euro to Nose-Dive

    The Catalans voted when they did not have the right according to the Spanish state. They have "badly voted" and would like to declare themselves independent this week, but Spain cannot afford that.

  • The Burka-Ban Is Only One of the EU’s Major Problems This Week

    03.10.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on The Burka-Ban Is Only One of the EU’s Major Problems This Week

    With all the drama over Brexit, we’ve lost sight of just how dysfunctional Europe is. But with the riots in Barcelona, the Burka-Ban in Austria, and new drama with the French President - the weekend fixed that nicely.

  • We’ve Been Taking Growth Hormones Without Knowing!

    11.09.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on We’ve Been Taking Growth Hormones Without Knowing!

    China has taken this GDP growth obsession to another level. The government directive is ‘We will achieve 6.7% growth each and every year’. And, miraculously, that’s the number they produce…within days of the quarter ending. Fake news?

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    Rising Debt Forecasts Another Collapse

    21.08.2017 • FranceComments Off on Rising Debt Forecasts Another Collapse

    The 2008 crisis erupted due to over-indebtedness of US households. 10 years later, public debt AND private debt have returned to unsustainable levels, and wealth creation can't keep up. There's one big difference: the States can't bailout the economy with

  • How High Will You Be When the House of Cards Falls?

    10.07.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on How High Will You Be When the House of Cards Falls?

    The global economy is one gigantic Ponzi scheme that needs an ever-expanding debt base to keep it from collapsing. We need to take a breather, take some pain and build a better system...but how?

  • The Quickly Burning Fuse of the Growing EU Debt Bomb

    06.07.2017 • SwitzerlandComments Off on The Quickly Burning Fuse of the Growing EU Debt Bomb

    The value of Eurozone bonds has exploded since the ECB totaled more than €2 trillion in purchases, but we have not observed any resultant economic recovery. On the contrary, they've only created a mountain of debt to be repaid...

  • Janet Yellen Just Signed Her Own Suicide Note

    28.06.2017 • FranceComments Off on Janet Yellen Just Signed Her Own Suicide Note

    Does the sentence, "ensure that our stimulus accompanies the recovery amid the lingering uncertainties", make sense to you? Rest assured, it's perfectly normal to say no. Central banks just avoid speaking clearly.

  • Just Rich Enough Might Not Be Enough for Tomorrow’s Poor

    23.06.2017 • SwitzerlandComments Off on Just Rich Enough Might Not Be Enough for Tomorrow’s Poor

    JARS is an acronym that represents those who are 'just rich enough to survive'. They are the new poor of the welfare state, playing a game that is played at all levels of society except for two...

  • A Surprise Rate Hike Could Tip the Teetering Economy

    14.06.2017 • SwitzerlandComments Off on A Surprise Rate Hike Could Tip the Teetering Economy

    A disastrous Fed announcement could mean the freezing of your bank accounts, increased unemployment and the resulting social unrest. Luckily, there are solutions to protect your savings...

  • These Four States Could Trigger a Financial Crisis

    08.06.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on These Four States Could Trigger a Financial Crisis

    Both Illinois and Greece are in bad financial shape, but we only hear about Greece even though Greek GDP is a fourth of Illinois'. Rest assured, Illinois will prove far more important to you in the end.

  • How Will Macron Approach Brexit?

    10.05.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on How Will Macron Approach Brexit?

    One of Macron's biggest motivations is to compete for influence with rival German chancellor Angela Merkel, who has recently taken a tough stance on Brexit. And so the easiest way for Macron to gain an early victory over Germany is to favor conciliation and

  • French Election Masks German Crisis

    05.05.2017 • GermanyComments Off on French Election Masks German Crisis

    The recession in Germany is about to begin. It will lead to the collapse of several investment banks and numerous private equity firms, and equity markets will fall worldwide. A total of 2.5 to 3 BILLION Euros are at stake. That is about 75% of all German

  • Can’t Afford Something? The Government Should Pay

    24.04.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on Can’t Afford Something? The Government Should Pay

    Whinge, bloody whinge. Nothing is more certain to get a politician’s attention than the crocodile tears of the so-called progressives. We’ll find another pocket to pick to soothe your concerns…there, there, you poor, hard-done-by progressive who wants

  • Not Everyone is a Winner in the Real World

    21.04.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on Not Everyone is a Winner in the Real World

    People will lose homes. Investors will tear up equity. That’s what markets do. They inhale and exhale. Government ‘fixes’ are an attempt to stop the market from natural respiration.

  • Why You Should Avoid European Bonds

    13.04.2017 • GermanyComments Off on Why You Should Avoid European Bonds

    Countries like Portugal, Italy, and Greece are heavily indebted, with interest rates rising. But buyer beware, the bonds aren't worth the risk. When the Euro collapses, the price of the bonds already on the market will fall immediately. Only the lucky

  • Why the EU’s $60 Billion Brexit Bill Will Backfire

    06.04.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Why the EU’s $60 Billion Brexit Bill Will Backfire

    To get to €60 billion, the EU's negotiators are going to have to highlight just how ridiculous the EU is. An itemized bill will expose the absurdity of the EU budget. Voters in other countries will be amazed that the UK was stupid enough to pay for all

  • Reserve Bank of Australia Votes to Leave Interest Rates Alone

    06.04.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on Reserve Bank of Australia Votes to Leave Interest Rates Alone

    The RBA cannot defuse this debt bomb… it’s already packed with $3.4 trillion of private sector TNT. The best they can do is to stop more debt explosives being added. The only way this can happen is to significantly increase the cost of debt — a shock