Posts Tagged ‘Financial’

  • The Coming Crash Will Hit Harder Than 2008

    23.02.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on The Coming Crash Will Hit Harder Than 2008

    Faced with the full ferocity of the global financial crisis in 2008, our politicians and central bankers had an opportunity to reset the system. They did not take that opportunity. Instead, interest rates were driven down to rock-bottom levels. The can was

  • Draghi’s Unexpected Collateral Damage Will Spike U.S. Rates

    23.02.2018 • FranceComments Off on Draghi’s Unexpected Collateral Damage Will Spike U.S. Rates

    If long rates rise in the United States, it is the fault of the European Central Bank. Mario Draghi's purchases have dried up the European bond market. So, Eurozone investors will abandon the US bond and resume domestic securities.

  • The Three-Pronged Attack That’s Destroying the Market

    23.02.2018 • AustraliaComments Off on The Three-Pronged Attack That’s Destroying the Market

    As fate would have it, the next (and far more destructive) share market collapse could happen smack bang in the middle of the Financial Services Royal Commission. And, if that’s not bad enough for the big end of town, we could well have a Labor government

  • Eulogy of a Crypto-Gambler

    22.02.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on Eulogy of a Crypto-Gambler

    "Please don’t do what I did. Please be cautious with your investments, diversify, and don’t invest more than you are willing to lose. I know we all think that won’t happen but you can…like I did…your money, your happiness and most importantly, your

  • 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?

  • Sound the Alarm! A Volatility Spike Isn’t Just Coming… It’s Here

    21.02.2018 • United StatesComments Off on Sound the Alarm! A Volatility Spike Isn’t Just Coming… It’s Here

    In the panic after the 2008 financial crisis, Congress created the Office of Financial Research (OFR) - a group that would sound an alarm if the financial system were ever in danger. Now, 10 years later, stocks are three times as expensive. Debt is far

  • 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

  • French Interventionism Reaches More Crucial Sectors

    16.02.2018 • FranceComments Off on French Interventionism Reaches More Crucial Sectors

    Since 2014, the state has the right to oppose foreign investment projects in the fields of energy, water, transport, electronic communications, public health, defense. But that was not enough. We added artificial intelligence, nanotechnologies, space and ...

  • Yellen Left the Markets More Vulnerable Than Ever Before

    14.02.2018 • United StatesComments Off on Yellen Left the Markets More Vulnerable Than Ever Before

    There’s more debt. Stock and bond prices are higher than ever before. In the next crisis, the puny reserves now available to the Fed will not be nearly enough. So the Fed is busily trying to stockpile interest rates – hiking them to a more “normal”

  • Gold Staging a Comeback

    13.02.2018 • United StatesComments Off on Gold Staging a Comeback

    Gold is up 9% since this time last year. But it’s been a volatile ride. Over that time, there have been five drawdowns – or peak-to-trough price falls – of at least 4%.

  • Trump Has the Final Say on the End of Easy Money

    12.02.2018 • IndiaComments Off on Trump Has the Final Say on the End of Easy Money

    Ultimately, the Federal Reserve has to ensure that the American economy continues to remain on a stable footing. If rising interest rates end up hurting the American economy, the FOMC will have to react accordingly. No Federal Reserve decisions are written in

  • Expect These Stories to Flood Your Feed in the Coming Months

    09.02.2018 • United StatesComments Off on Expect These Stories to Flood Your Feed in the Coming Months

    We get the news no sooner than anyone else. Many times, we’ve tried to guess what tomorrow’s news will bring. We have done enough tests to know that either it can’t be done reliably… or we are no good at it. But that doesn’t stop us from trying.

  • The End of the Easy Money Era

    09.02.2018 • IndiaComments Off on The End of the Easy Money Era

    The hope was that with money supply going up, interest rates would fall, companies and people would borrow and spend money. This would lead to a faster economic recovery. The idea, as always was, that America will spend its way out of trouble. But that is not

  • 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

  • US Hearings Send Cryptos Soaring Over 45%

    08.02.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on US Hearings Send Cryptos Soaring Over 45%

    If you can follow this one simple rule, you won’t panic during the inevitable 50% market crashes, and you will be able to enjoy the 1,000% rallies. I’m dedicating this whole issue of Exponential Investor to the US hearing, because I believe it will mark

  • “Target2” Will Trigger the EU’s Fatal Sovereign Debt Crisis

    05.02.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on “Target2” Will Trigger the EU’s Fatal Sovereign Debt Crisis

    The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) recently reversed economic wisdom about Target2. The problem is, its new-found views suggest that Target2 is about to trigger a rerun of the 2012 European sovereign debt crisis. Only this time, it’ll be Italy

  • 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

  • #PopYourCollar for Yellen… Who Tried to Inflate Away the Debt

    02.02.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on #PopYourCollar for Yellen… Who Tried to Inflate Away the Debt

    Yes, don’t worry about looking like a schoolboy playing truant. Pop that collar folks, in honor of the woman who printed trillions of dollars and poured them into markets to inflate away the debt of a bloated government, while simultaneously rewarding the

  • 10-Year Treasury Yield Tops Off at 2.7%.

    30.01.2018 • United StatesComments Off on 10-Year Treasury Yield Tops Off at 2.7%.

    Treasury prices have been in retreat for a year and a half. And Treasury yields – which move in the opposite direction to prices – have doubled since their lows in July 2016.Has an epic credit-tightening cycle finally begun?

  • Here’s Your Financial Adviser Has Been Doing This Behind Your Back

    29.01.2018 • AustraliaComments Off on Here’s Your Financial Adviser Has Been Doing This Behind Your Back

    In its review that took place over two years the watchdog found financial advisers did not comply with their duty to act in the best interest of clients in 75% of advice files it reviewed. You know what’s explosive about that result? That it is only 75%.

  • This French Politician Wants to Use Your Savings Without Telling You

    29.01.2018 • SwitzerlandComments Off on This French Politician Wants to Use Your Savings Without Telling You

    Amelie de Monchalin is asking bankers and insurers to reallocate part of YOUR savings to French SMEs. But why is she asking the bankers and not you? It's your money all the same!

  • Learn How to Minimize the Damage of the Coming Financial Failure

    26.01.2018 • AustraliaComments Off on Learn How to Minimize the Damage of the Coming Financial Failure

    We are being set up for the biggest financial failure since the Great Depression…and people are partying like it’s the Roaring Twenties. How are they going to cope if change brings us a 1930s-style economy?

  • Numerical Clues Telling You That You Can’t Trust the Feds

    26.01.2018 • United StatesComments Off on Numerical Clues Telling You That You Can’t Trust the Feds

    Numbers are always a little squirrely. Give them a bribe or threaten them with violence, and they’ll say practically anything. But, spontaneously, more and more numbers are coming forth and bearing witness against a fraudulent economy.Squirrely

  • Cameron: Oops, I Guess Brexit Isn’t That Bad

    26.01.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on Cameron: Oops, I Guess Brexit Isn’t That Bad

    Lakshmi Mittal, whose surname means “metal” in German, owns a huge stake in the world’s largest steel-making company and is based in Britain. Cameron privately told him that Brexit has “turned out less badly than we first thought.” But his comments