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Online Game’s Currency Is Now Worth 7 Times More Than Venezuela’s Bolivar

The currency in the online role-playing game World of Warcraft is now worth more than Venezuela’s bolivar. File this one under: “Things that happen when socialists take over.” Although it’s probably not very funny for those who use money as toilet paper in the socialist dystopia of Venezuela, it’s nonetheless, a teachable moment for delusional leftists […]

First English gold coin worth just a penny will sell for unbelievable amount

gata.org / From the Daily Mirror, London / Tuesday, December 26, 2017 The first English gold coin that had to be scrapped after a banking blunder meant it was worth less than its weight in gold is now tipped to sell for L500,000. Some 52,000 of the King Henry III gold pennies were struck nearly 800 years […]

Global Stocks Rise, Copper Soars In Thin Holiday Volumes

European stocks are steady in post-Christmas trading if struggling for traction after a mixed session in Asia, amid trading thinned by a holiday-shortened week and ongoing worries about the tech sector; however a strong rally in commodities – including copper and oil – buoyed expectations for a strong 2018 and helped offset concerns over the […]

Asian Stocks Slide On iPhone X Demand Fears; US Futures Flat In Thin Holiday Trading

For the second day in a row, most Asian markets – at least the ones that are open – were dragged lower by tech stocks and Apple suppliers, with the MSCI Asia Pacific Index down 0.2% led by Samsung Electronics and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing in response to the previously noted report that Apple will slash […]

Why This Canadian City Could Be The Epicenter Of The Next Bitcoin Rush

There is a new Gold Rush 2.0 currently underway across the world, and prospectors have their eyes set on Winnipeg City in Manitoba, Canada. In 1848 through 1849, the news of gold quickly spread around. People from Hawaii and Latin America were the first to hear the breaking news. Next came the rest of the U.S., […]

Here Is The One Commodity That Is More Volatile Than Bitcoin

There has been a lot talk lately – and especially after today's latest crash – regarding how volatile Bitcoin is, and for good reason, Bitcoin’s 30 day realized volatility is a shade under 96% at 95.5%, which implies a daily move of 5.8%. By comparison, the S&P 500 has a volatility of 6.5% and an […]

Bitcoin Trust Plunges As Arbitrage Spreads Collapse

Just a week after CME started Bitcoin futures trading (and 2 weeks after CBOE), a number of massive arbitrage premiums have finally started to collapse as shorts dip their toes in a risk-limited way… The first 'arbitrage' is the Bitcoin Futures-Spot spread which was well over $2000 in the first few days of Bitcoin Futures […]

“We Got Ourselves A Full-Blown Mania…”

Authored by Kevin Muir via The Macro Tourist blog, I often get asked by younger traders what it was like to trade in the DotCom bubble. When I tell them stories about the madness that prevailed at the time, they shake their heads in disbelief about how stupid my generation could have been. They have […]

“Long Bitcoin” Is The Most Crowded Trade On Wall Street… Again

.. at least according to BofA’s latest, just released December monthly Fund Managers Survey, in which 172 participants with $480bn in AUM responded to dozens of questions, among which “what do you think is the most crowded trade.” Back in September, as we reported at the time, for the first time ever the top answer […]

Is Bitcoin The Answer?

Authored by Paul Tustain via BullionVault.com, Governments have abused and distorted our money. How about a 'Bitcoin standard'…? THIS is a subsection of a book that's coming later. It seemed worth publishing now,  writes Paul Tustain, founder and chairman of BullionVault and co-founder of WhiskyInvestDirect. What is money? Strangely, for something with which we are all so familiar, […]