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
5 Upcoming ICOs to look at
How did we pick the projects?Basically, we researched and ranked a very long upcoming ICO lists against key criteria. This research was done to select the best platforms with innovative ideas, and that added value to the blockchain ecosystem. But most importantly, we only selected projects that had a highRead More
Ethereum (ETH) vs EOS (EOS) – Which One Will Win In The End?
The platform of EOS intends to involve both vertical and horizontal scaling with a view of increasing the speed to millions of transactions every second. This way it will be possible to offer enterprise solutions at the industrial level while also not leaving out everyday users. If this goes accordingRead More
Three Reasons Not to Panic When the Crypto Market is Down
For novice consumers in the space, the hype can be overwhelming when prices are up and scary when prices are down. But it’s important to stay clear-headed in the midst of all of the buzz, and, when prices drop, to remember these three reasons why there is no need toRead More
What Happens if Italy Leaves the Euro?
Distinctively different than BrexitThe populist movement that has been underway in Italy has been frequently compared to the movement underlying Brexit by some outside observers. However, there are several variables that make the current political situation in Italy very different than what occurred in the United Kingdom.The first, and perhapsRead More
Is this the Beginning of the End – Can the EUR Survive the Summer?
Just a few months ago, the Establishment breathed a sigh of relief as populist parties lost in elections in France, the Netherlands, with Merkel eventually managing to form a coalition government and see yet another term as German Chancellor.Focus had been on France and Germany, with Macron and Merkel expectedRead More
GPU and ASIC – A Correlation and Barometer for Cryptocurrency Traders
GPU, which are Graphics Processing Units, and act as a primary computing device for cryptocurrency mining because of the power they deliver technologically to the masses, may serve as a compelling correlation for cryptocurrency traders who are willing to examine corporate reporting among chip makers and the value of theirRead More
Will The Price Of Bitcoin Drop To Zero As Forecasted By Vanguard Economist?
Bitcoin (BTC) is the perfect example of what the cryptocurrency market can achieve and the opportunities that it offers. It was the first digital currency to be introduced and has experienced phenomenal growth especially in the past one year. However, the price has since then been dropping but Joe Davis,Read More
How will U.S. Sanction on Iran Impact on the Global Markets?
While there are many words that may be used to describe Donald Trump’s tenure as U.S. President, ‘dull’ is certainly not one of them. A list of his recent endeavors definitely makes for interest reading, from initiating a trade war with China to withdrawing from the controversial Iran Nuclear DealRead More
A Fork on The Road: Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork Pursues Bigger Block Size
Cryptocurrency forks are no longer a new concept especially owing to the many that have happened recently. The Bitcoin Cash is the latest cryptocurrency to benefit from a hard fork, with the main goal being the expansion of its block size and enhance the functionality of its network.Hard forks areRead More
Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, NASDAQ And Others Have Big Plans for Cryptocurrencies
Director of Financial and Risk Innovation at Thomson Reuters Sam Chadwick said that conversations with various clients have revealed that many hedge funds and other asset managers are showing increased interest in adding crypto to their portfolios. The increased enthusiasm is in line with a recent Thomson Reuters survey thatRead More