Posts Tagged ‘Election’

  • Stocks Tumble Today, Property Tomorrow

    16.02.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on Stocks Tumble Today, Property Tomorrow

    For most retirees, their home is their most important financial asset. And they probably went through hell to acquire it. Reading about interest rates above 15%, house price crashes and questionable bank practices are enough to put me off buying a home.

  • Italy’s Coming Elections Could Mean the End of the Euro

    16.02.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on Italy’s Coming Elections Could Mean the End of the Euro

    Italy’s financial situation is in tatters. The banking system has a bad debt problem the size of the Greek sovereign debt crisis of 2012. And the Italian debt-to-GDP is at the levels that got Greece into trouble. But with a total debt that’s ten times the

  • Manipulation Exposed on the Precious Metals Market

    30.01.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on Manipulation Exposed on the Precious Metals Market

    This morning, six traders from three banks were arrested for manipulating precious metals markets, among other things. The techniques they used were precisely what so called conspiracy theorists theorised. And the manipulation goes back at least to 2008.

  • What These U.S. Political Scandals Mean for the Rest of the World

    24.01.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on What These U.S. Political Scandals Mean for the Rest of the World

    A scandal is being kept from you. It exposes the true nature of government. And who really runs it. Given it’s the global superpower we’re talking about, a breakdown of trust in the US political system would have implications for everyone around the

  • Bregret Dissipates as the EU Blunders

    24.01.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on Bregret Dissipates as the EU Blunders

    After eight years of this bailout nonsense, you have to wonder whether it was worth it. The Greeks must look at places like Iceland and Ireland and wonder what they did to deserve the troika for so long. It would’ve been better to default, devalue and begin

  • The Rosetta Stone Could Demolish Our Financial System

    24.01.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on The Rosetta Stone Could Demolish Our Financial System

    Without debt, our economy would grind to a halt. We are now reliant on financial markets for the basic necessities of life. In the coming debt jubilee, you need to be positioned very carefully to avoid paying for other people’s relief.

  • India’s Modi Government Will Survive the Next Election

    01.11.2017 • IndiaComments Off on India’s Modi Government Will Survive the Next Election

    Prime minister Narendra Modi will visit Gujarat the third time this month. In the run-up to the state assembly elections, he will inaugurate and lay the foundation stones to a number of projects. Modi's multiple visits to Gujarat have led to the question - is

  • If Brexit is a Success, Other Countries Will Follow

    24.10.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on If Brexit is a Success, Other Countries Will Follow

    Nick Hubble – Capital and Conflict (United Kingdom) – If you haven’t got your name down for Sam Volkering’s free cryptocurrency webinar tonight at 6pm, you need to do it now. If you want to know how people are more than tripling their money on

  • 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

  • US Stocks Now Most Expensive in the World

    25.07.2017 • United StatesComments Off on US Stocks Now Most Expensive in the World

    LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – One of the most remarkable conversations on finance we’ve ever had happened here in Lausanne yesterday.“You mean it costs as much to put money on deposit at a bank as it does to borrow it?”We asked the question to a colleague

  • Crypto Craze Ignites in the East

    07.06.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Crypto Craze Ignites in the East

    There’s a rumour that China and Japan will accept Bitcoin, and this economist says that outrageous investment returns could happen all over again...if you're careful.

  • Why This Drop Could Continue (And An Asset To Protect Yourself)

    18.05.2017 • United StatesComments Off on Why This Drop Could Continue (And An Asset To Protect Yourself)

    Even the election of Macron and the publication of positive results by many companies had not been enough to push the markets up up. We thought the bull market might have lost its breath. Turns out, the latest news from Washington finally decided to drop.

  • The Myth of French Politics.

    10.05.2017 • FranceComments Off on The Myth of French Politics.

    By Henry Bonner – The Strategy and Council Letter (France) – We had almost forgotten that an election was happening yesterday … an oversight that caused us a little pride … On the other hand, the election of Macron had an almost

  • Don’t Be Fooled – The Establishment Will Win in France

    24.04.2017 • United StatesComments Off on Don’t Be Fooled – The Establishment Will Win in France

    Desperate for change, French voters rejected the mainstream parties yesterday, choosing instead two “outsiders” – anti-EU and anti-immigration Marine Le Pen… and 39-year-old former investment banker Emmanuel Macron. Here's why the French may not get

  • Can the Future of France be Salvaged?

    20.04.2017 • FranceComments Off on Can the Future of France be Salvaged?

    The French are helplessly watching as their employment rate, real income, and wealth-per-capita drop further and further. What do the presidential candidates suggest? Throw more money at it!

  • Every Brain for Itself

    20.04.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Every Brain for Itself

    If you want to be told what to think, then may I suggest a subscription to the Financial Times. Then you’ll know all the correct opinions and views to express in public. You’ll be popular and comfortable, and quite often, wrong. But at least you won’t

  • The UK Is Turning into a ‘Mini-EU’

    20.04.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on The UK Is Turning into a ‘Mini-EU’

    We should steal Europe’s smartest, hardest working, and entrepreneurial citizens, not chuck them out. Enforcing bad immigration rules against these people is a terrible idea and does not follow on automatically from leaving the EU.

  • Russian Hack Reveals a Global Cyber War

    11.01.2017 • TechComments (0)

    Fixating on who did what in the election misses the bigger point, which is the inarguable fact that we’re living through the world’s first cyberwar. It just hasn’t been declared yet.

  • To Call Election Hack an “Act of War” Ignores American History

    11.01.2017 • Politics and WarComments (0)

    From Cuba to Hawaii to our own Civil War, the U.S. has committed “acts of war” against dozens of different countries over the last 150 years. Clandestine U.S. agencies routinely “hack” elections.

  • Ignore the Newspapers: Read the Markets

    05.01.2017 • The EconomyComments (0)

    Look at any of the lists of newspaper predictions for the year and you will see little but misery. But market-wise nothing particularly awful is happening, or expected to happen, at all.

  • Chart: Investors Going ‘All-In’ on Market Uptrend

    16.12.2016 • The EconomyComments (0)

    After Trump’s election victory, markets have found a second wind. The market seems to shrug off any news — Trump election, Italy’s referendum, Fed raising the cash rate — as it marches into the record books.

  • 100% Chance of Raising Rates – Why We’re Skeptical

    23.11.2016 • Central BanksComments (0)

    Based on the futures markets, there is now a 100% probability of the Fed raising rates. But after the US election, we’ve come to doubt polls and probability… maybe we shouldn’t buy this rumor either.

  • Who Will Handle Our Nation’s Money?

    22.11.2016 • Politics and WarComments (0)

    By Bill Bonner – Bill Bonner’s Diary (USA) BALTIMORE – The mainstream press is focused on Donald Trump’s selections of his key staff. So far, our name hasn’t come up. These choices – of his captains and majors – are thought to be

  • It’s Your Fault Trump Is President

    21.11.2016 • Gold and Natural ResourcesComments (0)

    By Tim Price – The Price of Everything (Independent) – “beyond upset” A tweet from Owen Jones, 9 November 2016. Yuval Noah Harari’s book ‘Sapiens’ sets out asking a straightforward question. 100,000 years ago, there were at least six