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George Soros And The Politics Of Hope And Hate

George Soros And The Politics Of Hope And Hate
Authored by Matthew Jamison via The Strategic Culture Foundation, The hackneyed international billionaire enigma known by the name of George Soros (redolent of the James Bond villain Blofeld – the head of the sinister shadow government organisation Spectre – in Ian Fleming’s novels) is up to his old tricks yet again in stirring up tensions and trouble to suit his own warped personal, political and financial... Read More

The Long, Unwinding Road Of Quantitative Easing

The Long, Unwinding Road Of Quantitative Easing
Authored by Mark Burgess via Columbia Theadneedle Investments blog,  Quantitative easing has served as a life raft for many of the world’s economies. Now central banks face the prospect of moving on, but the question is: how? For investors, the implementation of quantitative easing (QE) has had many benefits, but the withdrawal of this extraordinary monetary support is likely to... Read More

Frontrunning: June 2

Frontrunning: June 2
Strong U.S. job growth expected in May; wage rise seen moderate (Reuters) Trump’s Paris Exit Leaves Him Isolated From C-Suites to Capitals (BBG) Critics lament Trump climate move, supporters seek new deal (Reuters) Musk, Iger to quit Trump advisory councils after Paris accord decision (Reuters) Yuan Forecasters Getting It Wrong as China Jolts Markets (BBG) Commodity Rebound Evaporates as Slowing... Read More

Writing About a Fantasy Trump Instead of a Real One

Writing About a Fantasy Trump Instead of a Real One
Via The Daily Bell    Don’t look now: It’s President Pence! Donald Trump can be deposed, even without impeachment … -Salon Mainstream media is going well beyond general speculation over a Trump impeachment. They’re now speculating on numerous ways that Trump could be removed from office through the 25th amendment. The idea is that Trump is not sane. He is entirely enamored... Read More

“Pounded” – How Not To Manage A Fiat Currency

“Pounded” – How Not To Manage A Fiat Currency
Submitted by Alasdair Macleod via GoldMoney.com, Make no mistake, sterling’s collapse is a very serious development, and has serious consequences for sterling interest rates. While it is becoming apparent that interest rates are going to have to rise possibly for all currencies on a one-year view, sterling’s problems are the consequence of bad judgement, and perhaps intellectual arrogance on the... Read More