Posts Tagged ‘Market’

  • Research Tricks to Guide Your Crypto Hunt

    25.04.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on Research Tricks to Guide Your Crypto Hunt

    In the world of crypto it is extremely important to do your own research (DYOR). Things change, new information comes in by the day and new revelations unfold. It’s hard to stay on top of everything. So before you put any money into any cryptos, you need to

  • Beware the Myth That Guides US Investments

    23.04.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on Beware the Myth That Guides US Investments

    The Austrians point to what happened in 1920-21 as the appropriate response to the 2008 crisis, instead of the government bailouts and Fed money printing that we actually got. But this analogy is false. Do not be seduced by it. Or feel free to be, but do not

  • Bitcoin Finds Its Footing at $7,000

    18.04.2018 • United StatesComments Off on Bitcoin Finds Its Footing at $7,000

    Our boys bought bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies back in June 2017, against their father’s advice. The old man has waited for an “I-told-you-so” moment ever since. But it hasn’t come yet. In June, bitcoin was selling for about $2,500. Even after

  • Tobacco 2.0: This New Model Will Spike a Big Tobacco Boom

    11.04.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on Tobacco 2.0: This New Model Will Spike a Big Tobacco Boom

    Imagine a form of smoking that supplements your diet like a vitamin, kills pain, speeds up sports recovery, and helps prevent you from getting ill. If it was proven, and government-approved, who wouldn’t want it? This new global market could be worth more

  • The U.S. Economy Is on a “Collision Course with Disaster”

    11.04.2018 • United StatesComments Off on The U.S. Economy Is on a “Collision Course with Disaster”

    Guggenheim investment fund’s global chief investment officer Scott Minerd predicts a 40% decline for the Dow… mostly in 2019. He says the U.S. economy is on a “collision course with disaster.” He’s right – at least about the “collision

  • What Trump’s Quack Economists Will Do Next

    05.04.2018 • United StatesComments Off on What Trump’s Quack Economists Will Do Next

    In 2009, households could no longer borrow to buy houses. The housing market collapsed, dragging down mortgage lenders first… and then the rest of the economy. What will give way this time? Pension funds? The auto market? China? Tesla… the techs… and

  • Bears & Bulls: You Now Share the Same Strategy

    05.04.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on Bears & Bulls: You Now Share the Same Strategy

    Despite arguing against every potential crash trigger I can find, buying fragile stocks seems like a bad idea. Just because central banks can prevent a crash, doesn’t mean there won’t be some sort of bear market. So stay out of financials and heavily

  • Trump & Powell: Your Wealth’s Puppet Masters

    04.04.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on Trump & Powell: Your Wealth’s Puppet Masters

    Between them, central bankers and politicians are dominating the long and short-term market moves. While quantitative easing was running hot, it pushed up markets. Since it fell on a net basis across all the central banks, markets went into a correction.

  • The Us Economy: As Strong as a (Sick, Old and Starving) Ox!

    04.04.2018 • United StatesComments Off on The Us Economy: As Strong as a (Sick, Old and Starving) Ox!

    Many people, including the president, seem to think we are in some kind of boom. But there is no evidence of it. GDP growth rates continue to slow and are in danger of going negative at any time – watch out for the readings from the first quarter; they

  • The Chinese Fire Shots at the Dollar

    04.04.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on The Chinese Fire Shots at the Dollar

    The Chinese have announced their plans to pay for oil in yuan. No US dollars needed. The pilot plan might launch as early as this year. The financial markets needed to make this work are up and running as of last week. Oil futures are already trading in yuan.

  • The American Market De-FAANGed

    29.03.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on The American Market De-FAANGed

    American markets were down again overnight. But only marginally so. The few stocks that led the market up are now taking it back down again. A series of scandals are behind their drops. But how can a select few companies move the market so much?

  • What We Could Learn from the Land of Bear Markets.

    28.03.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on What We Could Learn from the Land of Bear Markets.

    Pipe up about stocks in Japan and you’re considered a gambler. No wonder property investing is dumb and stocks are gambling. Long-term gains are non-existent. So much for stocks go up in the long run – the premise of investing in the West.

  • Trump and the Fed Race to Pop the Financial Bubble First

    28.03.2018 • United StatesComments Off on Trump and the Fed Race to Pop the Financial Bubble First

    The Fed let the world know that there would be three rate hikes this year. Neither the stock market nor the bond market can survive significantly higher rates. Meanwhile, Congress passed the most irresponsible budget of modern times… with plenty of

  • What Is Preventing the Coming Crash?

    26.03.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on What Is Preventing the Coming Crash?

    But why are markets crashing? Is it trade wars? Brexit? Perhaps stocks just got too expensive and they’re due for a correction. Only one of those factors really matters in the end. And not because it could cause a stockmarket crash. But because it’s the

  • Trump’s New War on Drugs Might End Badly

    23.03.2018 • United StatesComments Off on Trump’s New War on Drugs Might End Badly

    “Trump backs death penalty for drug dealers,” was a headline in yesterday’s news. Liberals will howl and whine. But the death penalty may be underrated. It has been used against enemy soldiers, religious heretics, political opponents, bankers,

  • Something’s Wonky – Dow Up 23,000 in 26 Years

    20.03.2018 • United StatesComments Off on Something’s Wonky – Dow Up 23,000 in 26 Years

    Three times the market has tried to correct – in 1987, in 2000, and in 2008. And three times the Fed has “come to the rescue” with more cash and credit, slashing interest rates and goosing up stock and bond prices through so-called “quantitative

  • Global Financial Authorities Wave the White Flag to Cryptos

    19.03.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on Global Financial Authorities Wave the White Flag to Cryptos

    The traditional authorities are beginning to realise they are fighting the rising tide. They cannot hold back the disruption. Many will continue to try. They will wage a war of spin and propaganda. But it will only delay the inevitable.

  • Investors In this Instrument Have Seen More Returns Than Gold

    16.03.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on Investors In this Instrument Have Seen More Returns Than Gold

    You may not have seen violins in an investing light before, but their market performance may surprise you. According to Credit Suisse, using data running back to 1900, violins have seen better annual returns than bonds, fine art, gold, silver and diamonds.

  • How to Understand the Most Important Price Driver in Cryptos

    16.03.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on How to Understand the Most Important Price Driver in Cryptos

    If you have any money in cryptocurrencies, it’s likely been a worrying few weeks. So what the hell is going on? Well, it’s all to do with the FOMO vs FUD cycle. Understanding this simple concept is the key to good crypto investing. And to getting a good

  • The Dark Shadow of Recession Approaches

    16.03.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on The Dark Shadow of Recession Approaches

    It seems a recession will be extremely difficult to fight off if it strikes now. Not that one can or should fight off a recession, but that’s what governments and economists believe they should do. So they’ll try. But is there really such a risk? The

  • The U.K. Property Price Slowdown Will Lead to a National Crash

    12.03.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on The U.K. Property Price Slowdown Will Lead to a National Crash

    House prices fell nationally in the last three months reported Halifax. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors house price index hit zero in February. The latest results mean demand for homes in the UK fell for the 11th month in a row. Sellers are

  • Volatility: Servant Of Truth

    09.03.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on Volatility: Servant Of Truth

    If the volatility were to subside, what true value would Bitcoin be revealed to be? Sam Volkering is optimistic. Volatility plays a huge role in managing investment risk these days.  But volatility and risk are quite different, and he who conflates the two

  • The curse of Mt Gox

    09.03.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on The curse of Mt Gox

    This Wednesday court documents were released from the ongoing bankruptcy case of Mt Gox. If you’re not familiar with Mt Gox, it was the world’s biggest Bitcoin exchange back in 2014. It was badly run and got hacked. The hackers got away with 740,000

  • Complacency Breeds Stupidity

    05.03.2018 • AustraliaComments Off on Complacency Breeds Stupidity

    The good times — credit funded lifestyles we cannot afford — have gone on for so long that we consider this as normal. I can assure you that it is not. One of the positives that will emerge from this very difficult period of adjustment is going to be the