Posts Tagged ‘Markets’

  • Here’s Why Today’s CPI Number Matters…

    13.02.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on Here’s Why Today’s CPI Number Matters…

    Bonds, as fixed interest investment vehicles, are allergic to inflation. That is why everyone is antsy about the CPI figure. If inflation overshoots expectations we can expect bond prices to collapse and the ten-year yield will surge above 3%.

  • The Simple Answer to Your Crash Questions.

    12.02.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on The Simple Answer to Your Crash Questions.

    If you ask why markets fell, the answer lies in the bigger picture of things. This chart from the German insurer Allianz makes a painfully straightforward case. Central banks around the world have finally begun to reverse quantitative easing.

  • The Recent Plunge Should Be a Warning to All: Watch Out!

    07.02.2018 • United StatesComments Off on The Recent Plunge Should Be a Warning to All: Watch Out!

    We’re not the only ones who are worried. Bloomberg caught up with billionaire investor Carl Icahn: “Passive investing is the bubble right now, and that’s a great danger. When you start using the market as a casino, that’s a huge mistake,” he said.

  • Bitcoin Tumbles 28% But It’s Not All Bad News

    01.02.2018 • United StatesComments Off on Bitcoin Tumbles 28% But It’s Not All Bad News

    January was a rough month for bitcoin investors… As you can see, bitcoin plunged 28% against the dollar in January – the worst monthly slide in three years. However, investors who exchanged their dollars for bitcoin this time last year are still up 932%.

  • Here’s What the Future Holds for the Cannabis Sector

    19.01.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on Here’s What the Future Holds for the Cannabis Sector

    The tax revenue will be too appealing for governments to keep marijuana illegal. With the state of Colorado making half a billion dollars in tax off it last year alone, how long will politicos keep their anti-drug views before caving to their desire for more

  • The Swiss Central Bank Bets Against the Franc… and Wins

    11.01.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on The Swiss Central Bank Bets Against the Franc… and Wins

    Central bankers were in total control of financial markets. So why not invest in them? It sounds odd. But it’s possible to buy shares in many of the world’s central banks. My favourite is the Swiss National Bank. And so far the stock tip is doing rather

  • The End of the Bull Market as We Know It

    01.12.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on The End of the Bull Market as We Know It

    Stocks at all-time highs. Expected volatility at all-time lows. Is it time to bid farewell, and leave the party – sell stocks, and find refuge in cash and gold? Sooner or later I expect the market will vomit all the cheap credit it’s sucked down its

  • Beware the Second Half of the Market Cycle

    13.11.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on Beware the Second Half of the Market Cycle

    The weather is seasonal.Moods can change.Traffic conditions vary.Everything it seems is subject to variation and transformation…everything except investment markets.Investment analysts and commentators — in the main — always predict a better year a.

  • Mr. Bezos and the ‘River of No Returns’

    03.11.2017 • United StatesComments Off on Mr. Bezos and the ‘River of No Returns’

    Nearly 20 years ago, we described Amazon as the “River of No Returns.” Since then, the stock has made investors rich, and we looked like a fool for two decades. But the markets make fools of us all, sooner or later. The hardest decision you face is when

  • Why Politics Are the Biggest Threat to Economic Stability

    01.11.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Why Politics Are the Biggest Threat to Economic Stability

    If central bankers manage to engineer the inflation they want, but financial markets are still addicted to quantitative easing (QE) and low interest rates, what will central bankers do?

  • You Can’t Create Wealth – It Falls From Heaven

    04.10.2017 • FranceComments Off on You Can’t Create Wealth – It Falls From Heaven

    We live in a system that has nothing to do with capitalism. Capitalism reinvests honestly-earned profits in competitive markets to make productivity gains, that is, more and better with less effort. And the more productive you choose to be, the better off you

  • The ‘FOMO’ Pandemic Is Spreading

    02.10.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on The ‘FOMO’ Pandemic Is Spreading

    Don't forget - the investment industry runs on sales... just like any other sector. To generate sales, financial advisors will use emotional triggers like "a happy retirement" or "protection for your children". And it's easy to ignore reason and buy into

  • Putin’s Last Order Could Mean the End of the Dollar.

    22.09.2017 • FranceComments Off on Putin’s Last Order Could Mean the End of the Dollar.

    As China, Russia, and other major economic players push to substitute the dollar for their own currency as their trade currency, be prepared for gold to take the place of middleman.

  • Gowdie: Why I Won’t Be Buying Bitcoin

    06.09.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on Gowdie: Why I Won’t Be Buying Bitcoin

    Would I buy bitcoin, Ethereum or any of the other 1099 cryptos? The resounding answer is: No. I wouldn’t put one red cent into these assets.

  • How Much Bull Can Investors Bear?

    01.09.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on How Much Bull Can Investors Bear?

    A few years ago I warned about chasing yield. There are no free lunches. The extra return comes with a potential sting in the tale. My parents learned that lesson the hard way...

  • India in Crisis – Homeowners Beware!

    29.08.2017 • IndiaComments Off on India in Crisis – Homeowners Beware!

    In India, home builders are holding onto massive unsold inventories because they refuse to lower prices. Over-priced homes, lack of market interest, and unsold inventory - looks like this bubble has reached its peak.

  • 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.

  • Stagnant Swiss Riches Are in Need of Innovation

    25.08.2017 • SwitzerlandComments Off on Stagnant Swiss Riches Are in Need of Innovation

    Despite the size of its capital reserves, Switzerland does not have the entrepreneurs, the projects, or the growth to invest this capital for profit.

  • 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?

  • 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

  • A 37-Year Debt Buildup Is About to Crush the Market

    18.08.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on A 37-Year Debt Buildup Is About to Crush the Market

    All that’s happened since 2008 has been an accelerated pursuit of the policies that caused the crisis in the first place, lulling people into a false sense of security.

  • Why Public Information Can’t Be Trusted Anymore

    14.08.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on Why Public Information Can’t Be Trusted Anymore

    CPI figures. Unemployment numbers. US corporate earnings. Investment industry reports. Information being produced for public consumption is seriously compromised.

  • Central Banks Are Already Armed Against the 2017 Financial Crisis

    07.08.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on Central Banks Are Already Armed Against the 2017 Financial Crisis

    The fall of the US stock market will send shockwaves around the world and, like Pavlov's dog, the response from central bankers will be something that you can easily expect...

  • 145 Years of Market Progress Will Be Reversed by Complacency

    04.08.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on 145 Years of Market Progress Will Be Reversed by Complacency

    Don’t people realize that when anything market related is prefaced with ‘record’ or ‘all-time’ it’s closer to the end, and NOT the beginning, of a trend?