A friend recently sent me a photograph that tells a powerful story about the situation Venezuelans find themselves in now. It's not a very good picture, really, just a blurry cellphone shot of trash: some wrapping material, an old CD -- the detrit
Bitcoin, whose ballooning market cap reached above $325 billion a month ago, is not a worthy opponent for fiat money, says Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari. In fact, no single cryptocurrency could give the US dollar a run for its m
There's a really unique investment company in Europe you ought to know about… because they are insanely profitable.
Overnight reports from South Korea started it; European regulator comments extended it this morning; and Shanghai "scrutiny" headlines just sparked another slam as cryptocurrencies are getting hammered today...
Well that escalated quickly...
There have been many studies on economic freedom around the world. Economic freedom clearly correlates with a high GDP per capita. Countries that have banned or over-regulated bitcoin are low on the economic freedom ranking and also have a low GDP
China has been accumulating gold for years, and are now taking steps to tie it to yuan. Interest rates in the U.S. are rising, and the Chinese are not so eager to keep piling up on U.S. dollars and U.S. Treasury debt.
Most of today's stock speculators don't remember the bond vigilantes and wouldn't even recognize one in the flesh. They were just too scary to have been a character on Sesame Street.
However, the democratisation of consumer goods has made them far less useful as a means of displaying status. In the face of rising social inequality, both the rich and the middle classes own fancy TVs and nice handbags. They both lease SUVs, take ai
Toward the end of the third quarter, as the VIX was plumbing new all time lows - a trend that has largely persisted ever since - we reported that in the latest striking development involving volatility derivative products, the total outstanding Vega
It was a relatively quiet session until a little after 5am ET when all early-morning market moves were superseded by aggressive cross-asset reaction (as Bloomberg puts it) - largely in the form of dumping anything US-linked - to a Bloomberg report t
China added to bond investors' jitters on Wednesday as traders braced for what they feared could be the end of a three-decade bull market.
Too much money chasing too few assets sums up financial asset inflation and declining returns.
First decline in its colossal balance sheet since 2012.
Join Mike Maloney for his latest report on what he expects for 2018. Bitcoin, stocks, gold and silver are all covered in this in-depth look at today's financial climate...strap in because this is not going to be pretty - unless you are a precious met
Central banks are now trapped. In a nutshell, central banks are promising to "normalize" their monetary policy extremes in 2018. Nice, but there's a problem: you can't "normalize" markets that are now entirely dependent on extremes of monetary stimu
We all know Goldman Sachs is the very embodiment of evil…or do we? What is Goldman Sachs?
Every single financial collapse has been engineered by elitists and governments as a method of gaining the public's support for more control over their money supply. Now one YouTuber has the guts to say it and boldly declares that those same global
China Launches New Capital Controls: Puts $15,000 Annual Cap On Overseas ATM Withdrawals
The Fraser Institute ranks countries based on economic freedom.
The Fraser Institute ranks countries based on economic freedom. In 2010, the US fell out of the top 10. It's now 11.
The dollar's hegemony over the global financial system can't last forever. Like all things, it will eventually come to an end.
Gold, Yuan or Crypto: What Will Replace Dollar Hegemony?
"Russia and China ... have concluded that pumping the US military budget by buying US bonds ... is an unsustainable proposition ..."