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A polarizing Republican in the White House. War protests in the streets. An unqualified President. Donald Trump? No, Ronald Reagan who fundamentally changed politics, maybe forever. And, what of the current occupant? From tax reform to...
As if the world economy isn’t fragile enough, it appears that we are on the brink of a trade and currency war, compounded by a protectionist reversal of globalisation that could sink the dollar which already has lost its traditional safe...
In January the stock market recorded all-time highs in its strongest start since 1987, as investors gave a “thumbs up” to the Trump growth agenda of massive tax cuts, infrastructure spending and a loosening of regulations. Business too...
America itself has become the largest bubble in economic history. The progression of bubbles from equities, to corporate credit, classic cars, Da Vincis to bitcoin, have expanded in scope and risk becoming an insidious process. Today,...
After a decade of monetary laxity, money and even bitcoins, fiat currencies have become a market commodity like tulips during the 1687 Dutch mania. Bitcoin has become an investment mania, made for the times and the craze has dwarfed the...
Mr. Trump will replace Chairperson Yellen next February. Good. The job is responsible for safeguarding the US economy and the Fed is a source of global financial stability or recently instability. Yellen viewed inflation a bit of a “...
Phelps vs shark, Mayweather vs McGregor, greenback vs gold? No contest. Gold wins. Eight years after the global financial crash and despite fears of tightening, stock markets are near historic records. So much liquidity was pumped into the...
Leaked memos, recorded conversations, impeachment talk and a plunging stock market. Trump and his White House problems? No. Brazil. The Brazilian stock market took a nose dive wiping out this year’s gains on newspaper reports that...
Since the 2008 recession, US households have lost nearly $13 trillion. Nine years after the financial crisis, the Trump reflation rally is up nearly 10 percent and since his election, U.S. household net worth have climbed an astonishing $...
Too much has been written what Mr. Trump can or can't do. In his first days in office he ambitiously reshaped trade, healthcare, immigration and American law. Dodd Frank is next to be scrapped. And in disturbing everyone, the only...

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