Posts Tagged ‘Savings’

  • Economic Data Sends Investors Scurrying

    16.02.2018 • United StatesComments Off on Economic Data Sends Investors Scurrying

    Yesterday, they discovered that bond prices should be lower (taking into consideration a probable, but not certain, new “quantitative tightening” program from the Fed… as well as the latest print on inflation). As prices fell, the yield on the benchmark

  • Everything Trump Didn’t Address in the State of the Union

    31.01.2018 • United StatesComments Off on Everything Trump Didn’t Address in the State of the Union

    U.S. president gave his assessment of the situation last night. No mention was made of the fact that the country is going broke…or that rising interest rates threaten the fake-money system…or that tax cuts will surely bring on a financial calamity…

  • 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!

  • Don’t Let Your Financial Advisers Buy These…

    28.09.2017 • FranceComments Off on Don’t Let Your Financial Advisers Buy These…

    To buy 100-year bonds, you have to be both incompetent and irresponsible. Incompetent not to foresee the turnaround of rates and irresponsible because these buyers aren't risking their own money. No sound-minded biped would put his retirement savings into a

  • Value is Meaningless in Our World of Free Credit

    10.07.2017 • United StatesComments Off on Value is Meaningless in Our World of Free Credit

    If doom is coming for a visit, the stock market is unprepared. The music is still turned up, investors are still partying, and stocks are still selling at peak prices despite nervousness in the tech sector...

  • The Government Will Feed Your Wealth to Zombie Banks

    26.06.2017 • FranceComments Off on The Government Will Feed Your Wealth to Zombie Banks

    The government says bank bailouts are in favor of economic health...but what about taxpayers? And why is this proven alternative being ignored?

  • The Welfare State is Killing French Wealth

    21.06.2017 • FranceComments Off on The Welfare State is Killing French Wealth

    The meaning of the word "GDP" in a country like France, where the State controls more than 56% of the economy, is not the same as in countries with larger private sectors. Does this explain why France creates many jobs...but so little wealth?

  • 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.

  • Stress Fractures of the Banking Crisis Appearing in India and Italy

    13.12.2016 • The Economy

    Italy’s problems may seem far away, but let me assure you, there is a direct threat from the collapsing Italian banking sector straight to your savings account.

  • Corporate Borrowing Makes a Mess of the Banking Sector

    01.09.2016 • The Economy

    From Vivek Kaul’s Diary (India)- The Reserve Bank of India released its annual report earlier this week. The report had some important data points which I shall discuss in this piece. Take a look at the table below. The household financial savings of

  • Economists Cannot Ignore Depositors

    27.08.2016 • Central Banks

    From Vivek Kaul’s Diary (India) – Take a look at the following chart. It shows the various kinds of savings that made up for household financial savings in 2013-2014 (the latest data that is available on this front). Deposits constituted close to

  • Is It Easier Being a Custodian or Consumer of Wealth?

    17.08.2016 • The Economy

    From Gowdie Family Wealth (Australia)- ‘Given the choice, I would rather not have been born wealthy, but I never think of giving it up. I can’t sell. It doesn’t belong to me.’ -Duke of Westminster Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor was the 6th Duke of

  • The RBA’s Mandate to Inflate Away Government Debt

    29.07.2016 • Investing

    From Port Phillip Insider (Australia)- ‘Inflation is one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.’ Milton Friedman When the RBA meets next Tuesday, Australia’s lowest inflation figures in 17 years will confront governor Glenn Stevens.

  • Surfing on a Giant Illusion of Borrowed Money

    21.07.2016 • The Economy

    From Capital & Conflict (Great Britain)- What the world needs now, is debt, sweet debt. Isn’t that how Dionne Warwick’s hit song, written by Burt Bacharach went? Ah, no! It was this: What the world needs now is love, sweet love / It’s the only thing

  • Switzerland, Germany, Japan – NIRP Is The New Norm

    16.07.2016 • Investing

    From Bill Bonner’s Diary (United States)- It was 113 degrees outside when we rolled through Baker, California, a few days ago. We drove along in comfort, but our sympathies turned to the poor pilgrims who made their way to California in covered wagons.

  • The Five Degrees of Financial Independence

    30.06.2016 • Gold and Natural Resources

    From Investor Passport (Argentina)- I have received many questions about the issue of financial independence that were addressed in recent days. Not about the dollar yesterday boarded. So taking account the emails sent by interested readers, we move on to the

  • A Guide to Financial Independence

    29.06.2016 • The Economy

    From Investor Passport (Argentina)- Last Wednesday I shared with my Passport Investor readers a conversation I had had with my nephew who is 18 years old. We talk about financial independence and agreed that it is when one can live without working. That is,

  • 10 Steps to Thinking for Yourself

    28.04.2016 • Investing

    From Gowdie Family Wealth (AUS) – In the information age, being able to shut out the noise is a real challenge. Think back to 20–30 years ago…we never had access to anywhere near the data we have today. But more data does not necessarily translate

  • Modi Cuts Interest Rates on Small Savings

    22.03.2016 • Emerging Markets

    From Vivek Kaul’s Diary (IND) – Rahul Gandhi, in his new avatar, as the angry young man (yes at 45 he is still young), has a thing or two to say on most issues. Let’s take the latest decision of the Narendra Modi government to cut the