USD/CNY – Trump Era Wakes Up a Sleeping Giant
The Yuan has historically been a managed rather than floating currency, which has resulted in traders largely ignoring the USDCNY pair. However, China’s importance within the global economy and the current trade war may introduce a new period for the currency.The Trump Era When Trump was on the campaign trail, heRead More
Can Donald Trump Be Impeached?
Last week, in the space of a few hours, Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen and ex-campaign manager Paul Manafort were found guilty by courts in New York and Virginia of a range of crimes. In addition, two longtime Trump associates, Allen Weisselberg and David Pecker have been given immunityRead More
Did Powell Put Stocks Back Inside A Bubble?
U.S. equity indexes continue to climb early Tuesday. Underpinning the markets are near historically low interest rates and corporate earnings growth. Yes, despite seven gradual rate hikes since December 2015, interest rates are low and that is driving investors into stocks because they are still the best investment.Looking at theRead More
What’s Next for Iran, the Iranian Rial and the Ayatollah?
As U.S mid-term elections approach, the U.S President has been a particularly busy one by historical standards. The trade war with China, an apparent denuclearization agreement with North Korea, an about turn on relations with Russia, trade renegotiations with the EU, ongoing talks with Mexico and Canada and fresh sanctionsRead More
Global Funds in FAANGs Today, BANNGs Tomorrow?
BANNG = Barrick Gold, Agnico Eagle, Newmont Mining, Newcrest Mining, and Goldcorp. They are the collection of gold stocks that would appear in all the major gold stocks ETFs, major indices in their respective countries. They have the liquidity, market cap, dividends, along with being the group of some ofRead More
How Serious is the World’s Water Scarcity Crisis?
According to recent estimates, more than 1.2 billion (roughly 1 in 6) people currently do not have access to clean drinking water. Throughout the course of the year, at least 2.8 billion people will experience water shortages to some degree. If a future global water crisis is something that weRead More
Turkey and Erdogan under Pressure as the Turkish Economy Crumbles
It’s been a torrid time for a number of emerging economies, as the U.S President goes down his list of must-dos and, while the early days of the U.S Presidency saw North Korea, Iran, and China grab most of the headlines, Turkey has not been left unscathed.The threat of U.SRead More
Is a Strong Dollar Good for the US Economy?
China, Iran Russia, and Turkey are under PressureThe threat of sanctions and tariffs from the United States puts pressure on a large part of developing markets. Chinese bourses are under pressure because of the threat of tariff wars. Iran is under threat of imposing sanctions because of the Iranian nuclear programme.Read More
Is There a Silver Lining for Argentina’s Economy?
At the turn of the 20th Century, Argentina’s rapidly developing economy had effectively established itself as one of the most prosperous economies in the entire world. With access to a diverse array of natural resources, relatively little exposure to the international conflicts of the era, and a well-educated workforce, manyRead More
Cryptocurrencies Criminal Activities – A Multi Billion Industry
The figure which is nearly five times the amount of money lost through the entire last year takes into consideration reported stolen funds tied to cryptocurrencies. The figure could have been much higher had it taken into account market transactions in the dark web involving cryptocurrencies.Cryptocurrency's Skyrocketing Money Laundering ProblemCipherTraceRead More
The Trump – Putin Helsinki Show
While Trump was credited to the ‘Art of the Deal’ along with journalist Tony Schwartz, references to which have left the global financial markets in sometimes bewilderment, some of the negotiation tactics seem to be more akin to Sun Tzu’s The Art of War than the Art of the Deal.Read More
Trump’s Trade War: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
In a series of moves that have frequently been described by the media as a “trade war”, President Donald Trump’s recent approach to international trade has attracted a significant amount of attention from all sides of the political spectrum. While supporters of these policies believe that these moves may beRead More
Erdogan’s Biggest War is Inflation: The Turkish Lira in a Free Fall
The Turkish Lira weakened again after President Erdogan announced his new cabinet, which included the appointment of his son-in-law, Berat Albayrak, as Finance Minister.Turkey’s currency has been consolidating since late May, and is still within the consolidation range, although it is now once again testing the top of this range.Read More
UK Politics in Turmoil, What’s Next?
The Macro PerspectiveThe UK narrowly voted to leave the European Union in 2016, by a vote of roughly 52% to 48%. Given that mandate, the UK government (and the whole nation) has since been divided into the “hard Brexit” and “soft Brexit” camps, with the two sides each trying toRead More
Bitcoin (BTC) To Be Worth $100 Million Per Coin By 2030?
Bitcoin, or Bitcoin Cash, is on its way to world dominion, and any currency that stands in its way will experience demonetization or Hyperbitcoinization. Those are the sentiments held by Daniel Krawisz, Director of Research at Satoshi Nakamoto Institute.BTC/BCH Domination or HyperbitcoinizationHyperbitcoinization is a state in which bitcoin/bitcoin cash is expectedRead More
Mexico – The Year of Political Shocks Rolls On
Few may have known the significance of Trump’s shock Presidential victory back in late 2016, with geopolitical risk has been more associated with South and Central America and the Middle East than in the West, where the Establishment had reigned supreme for so many years.Since Trump’s 2016 election victory, we’veRead More
A Golden Opportunity for Climate Change…
Here in California, we live in one of the most environmentally conscious areas of the planet.Not a year goes by without propositions being brought in to legislate about some aspect of environmental concern. This is great for the planet – but does not always align with business interests or short-term,Read More
Top Three Trends in Crypto to Watch Right Now
By now, just about everyone has heard of cryptocurrency. The global crypto industry is evolving at a rapid pace and trends are changing constantly. As the co-founder and COO of BitcoinIRA.com, the world’s largest and most secure cryptocurrency IRA platform, I am acutely aware of how quickly space is changing.Read More
This Is What The Bank For International Settlements Thinks About Bitcoin
The 24-page article pointed out that Bitcoin which is the most popular cryptocurrency might never go mainstream as far as financial services are concerned. It also pointed out that the shortcomings surrounding the digital coin will most likely hinder it from ever fulfilling the promises that caused it to gainRead More
How US Tariffs Will Affect Canada and Australia?
Tariffs are front and center right now in the markets, and during the 2002 steel tariffs, the steel tariffs were not good for the U.S. markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and the NASDAQ were all down between 20-30% during the 2002 steel tariffs, before recovering, when tariffsRead More