By Nicholas – Published on February 22, 2018
Anything Apple is expensive, but the valuation of the world tech sector is probably a symptom of a much larger problem. At the moment, the iPhone X starts at $999 USD, and those prices are set to rise. Most people associate Apple with computers, but from a business standpoint, they are a wildly...
By Nicholas – Published on February 19, 2018
According to Doug Casey, the crisis that started in 2008 never ended. No doubt, there has been a period of calm in the wake of the extraordinary actions taken by central banks, but he likens this to the eye of a hurricane. The massive destruction of value that was caused by the implosion of...
By Nicholas – Published on February 15, 2018
No matter where we look in the world, there seems to be a lot of debt. The USA recently went through yet another political circus trying to come to a deal for the federal budget, and the plan that made it through will flood the markets with newly issued debt. Over the next few years deficit...
By Nicholas – Published on February 15, 2018
A series of recent data points in the US might be an early warning of a stagflationary economic environment. Inflation figures released yesterday came in a touch higher than expected, at 2.1% on a y-o-y basis for January, and up .5% from December. This data was enough to send the US Dollar much...
By Nicholas – Published on February 14, 2018
President Trump isn't afraid to spend money. The past few weeks have seen a new federal budget agreed to in the USA, with the figure for 'defense' spending coming in at the highest level ever: $700 billion US Dollars. This is a very large amount of money, though when the defense...
By Nicholas – Published on February 13, 2018
It would be difficult to conceive of a more meaningful topic for investors than the recent 'correction' in many global equity markets. This sharp movement lower has been accompanied by action in the US bond market that isn't what one would expect to see in the middle of a selling...
By Nicholas – Published on November 1, 2017
Liquidity is the lifeblood of the financial system. When the subprime market tanked in 2008, it was the suspension of trade in the AAA rated synthetic bonds that acted as the impetus for the crisis of confidence that shook the world. Now renown investor and author James Rickards is putting the...
By Nicholas – Published on October 20, 2017
For most of recorded history, gold was money. If it wasn't minted into coins for use in the economy, it was what backed up the value of paper currency. It has only been in the last 50 or so years that gold became demonetized, and with the rise of fiat currencies, the yellow metal became a...
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