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Gold, Bitcoin and the Blockchain Replaces the Banks – Realists Guide To The Future

Gold, Bitcoin and the Blockchain Replaces the Banks – Realists Guide To The Future – Futurist guide to 2028 shows a world of uncertainty and disruption– One scenario suggests cybersecurity attacks will result in bitcoin and blockchain’s dominance of financial systems– Cybersecurity threat will still loom large and wreak havoc. Gold, silver and other real […]

“Wealth Effect” = Widening Wealth Inequality

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, Note that widening wealth and income inequality is a non-partisan trend. One of the core goals of the Federal Reserve's monetary policies of the past 9 years is to generate the "wealth effect": by pushing the valuations of stocks and bonds higher, American households will feel wealthier, […]

Un-Merry Christmas: The Perverse Incentives To Over-Consume And Over-Spend

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, Isn't it obvious that if we set out to design the most perverse, toxic and doomed system possible, we'd end up with the Keynesian Cargo Cult's insane permanent growth/Landfill Economy? Few topics are off-limits nowadays: the personal and private are now splashed everywhere for all to see. […]

UK’s Toxic Housing Mix

Asking prices for houses in the UK are starting to fall at a time when first time buyers in the UK continue to struggle to get on the ladder. The average house price in the UK has now moved lower by around £25k according to property website Zoopla, but are still nearly 8 times the […]

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, […]

The Great Oil Swindle

Authored by Chris Martenson via PeakProsperity.com, … is leading us to destruction. When it comes to the story we're being told about America's rosy oil prospects, we're being swindled.  At its core, the swindle is this: The shale industry's oil production forecasts are vastly overstated. Swindle:  Noun  – A fraudulent scheme or action. And the swindle […]

Banks Demand 11th-hour Reprieve On Key Part Of MiFID II

The clock is ticking down and there are only about three weeks to go before the dreaded MiFID II regulatory structure is implemented on 3 January 2018. While it’s been difficult to judge the industry’s preparedness for the change, several aspects of the new regulations have attracted the most debate and concern. These have included […]

Oil Producers Turning To Crypto To Solve Sanctions Problems

Authored by Tom Luongo, Last week, Venezuela announced it would develop a national cryptocurrency backed by its oil reserves, the Petro.  Now there is a report that Russia is considering the same thing.  Iran will likely follow suit. As of right now this is just a rumor, but it makes some sense.  So, let’s treat […]

Eric Peters: Today’s Opportunities Include Negative Convexity, Complexity, Illiquidity, Leverage, Or All The Above

From the latest Weekend Notes by Eric Peters, CIO of One River Asset Management Anecdote “What are the odds we come across an opportunity in the coming 4yrs to earn 20%?” the investor asked his team. “High,” they answered. “The odds are 100%,” he said, having seen this movie a few times. “So our cost […]

Wisconsin Governor Pushes Forward With Plan To Drug Test Food Stamp Recipients

Anyone looking to take advantage of the federal food stamp program in the state of Wisconsin may soon have to pee in a cup before rushing to the grocery store each month for their taxpayer subsidized sugary beverages and assortment of Hostess baked goods.  As the StarTribune points out today, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker took […]