John Ing

John Ing Articles

There’s a whiff of the Thirties in the air. Global markets had their worst start ever. But the market is confusing coincidence with causation. In a déjà vu moment there are concerns that oil’s collapse is America’s next sub-prime disaster...
A geopolitical game of chance seems to have dragged the investing world back into the mire. The current boom was in response or consequence of the series of quantitative easing and loose monetary policies adopted to escape the 2008...
Everything is rosy, or is it? The Dow is flirting with 18,000 again but stocks are overvalued. Positive economic news is not so positive because it means that the Fed will push up rates. Bad news is just bad news.
Every newspaper headline is about whether the Federal Reserve would increase rates in September, then October, and maybe December? As in Charles M. Schulz’s comic strip, when Lucy always pulls the football away before Charlie Brown can...
Is China’s surprise move to weaken its currency a step towards market reform or does it presage a widespread series of “race to the bottom” devaluations reminiscent of the Great Depression? China joins the Swiss National Bank (SNB) who...
Identity problems? Rachel Dolezal wants to be black, Bruce Jenner a woman, or how about Donald Trump for President. Identity problems? No, it is identity theft comparable to the “happy times are here again” mania, fueled by cheap debt and...
The world is topsy turvy. One branch of the State borrows money from another branch of the State and everyone cheers madly. Does this accounting fraud describe the Greek version of Peter paying Paul? No, it is the current policy du jour...
The United States needs a wake-up call and the loss of leadership and credibility on economic issues is exacerbated by the dysfunction and divisive nature on Capital Hill. Also, no longer is the US a reliable partner internationally (...
Mr. Obama’s Robin Hood $4 trillion budget was dependent on $320 billion of additional taxes just to keep the deficit at $474 billon. His stubborn effort will trigger a standoff with the Republican controlled Congress and yet in his...
The Swiss National Bank (SNB) shocked the currency markets when it abandoned the three year currency peg to the euro. Switzerland spent billions of francs to cheapen the franc, loading up its balance sheet which doubled to over CHF1...

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USA has the world’s largest holdings of gold: 8,134 - representing 77% of its Total Foreign Reserves.