Trying times are upon us. As economies around the globe came to a sudden halt, exposing the instability of a system many thought infallible, the illusion of order began to crumble. Amid this unprecedented collapse, amid closing businesses, lost jobs, unpaid salaries, missed payments and shockingly revealing shortages, governments and institutions are hastily scrambling together solutions to remain afloat, writes Oliver Taylor.
Intensifying Economic, Fiscal and Financial-Market Crises. As this article is put to bed in the first week of August 2019, the U.S. financial markets are in some turmoil, with the Federal Reserve under criticism for doing too little, too late in monetary accommodation in order to counter an unfolding recession in the United States.
Most of us know about 20/20 vision, that is perfect vision- seeing something so clearly there is no distortion, nothing but the complete view. It is with this background that this year, my attempt to clarify the picture about silver is my utmost objective. I wish to be crystal clear that anyone that reads and understands this article will not only pass it onward but will also consider whether they have the correct amount of silver in their portfolio.
O' Connor Portfolio Management, LLC is a “Five Star Professional” Firm (The Wall Street Journal) and was profiled in Forbes Magazine. In October, the firm was recognised in Wealth & Finance International Magazine’s 2018 Winners’ Review programme as the ‘Best Money Management Firm’ in Florida.
The world we live in today is unlike any other past era in that information overload has
taken over. One might say this is because technology allows information to disseminate
instantly. Others would be correct when suggesting there is simply more happening/changing
in all facets of life and in much larger fashion than ever before in history.
In 2019, global central banks did a complete 180 degree turn with their monetary policies. After a half-hearted attempt to normalise interest rates during 2018 failed miserably, the total assets of the Federal Reserve, European Central Bank, Bank of Japan and People’s Bank of China climbed back to $19.9 trillion by December of 2019 –very close to their 2017 highs.
Is this the eradication of the time value of money? The notion of negative interest rates — that being an interest rate below zero — is hard to align with any traditional financial model. We can speak about the concept, but experiencing its actual existence feels like entering a twilight zone of interest rates, thinks Shannon Berkley.
The upcoming global economic crisis that is going to send tremors through the world between 2017 and 2020, by now is not news, as several respected economists, such as James Rickards and Harry Dent, have not only been warning us of the looming collapse, but they have also suggested that with an out-of-the-box approach, one could even gain from this predicament, says Oliver Taylor.
Our exclusive interview on Strategy and stability through crisis with
ROMAIN GERARDIN-FRESSE, Founder and CEO of Gfk Conseils-Juridis, focuses on the activities of a crisis management firm headquartered in the French Riviera with a strong global presence spanning across five continents.
We sat down with Euro Exim Bank Limited, an award-winning institution headquartered in St Lucia that offers trade-related banking services and financial instruments designed to facilitate global trade flows. We chart the progress of one of Europe’s pre-eminent institutions that is revolutionising the world of trade finance and corporate banking for institutional and corporate clients.
We have finally arrived…not to a wonderful party or some exotic location, no, we have arrived financially and monetarily to the exact same position to where we were back in
2007-08. Back then, the Federal Reserve embarked on "easing" monetarily for the first time since the Dotcom bubble, today the Fed is easing for the first time since the Great Financial crisis with a caveat.
Precious Metals Can Offer Purchasing Power Stability in Unstable Financial Times. U.S. economic activity and financial-system stability face increasingly negative turmoil in the months and year ahead, exacerbated by the U.S. Government having lost control of its fiscal policies, at the same time the U.S. Central Bank—the Federal Reserve—has lost control of its monetary system and interest rate policies.
Unusual Times and Circumstances: Fasten Your Seat Belt! A confluence of unusual factors promises an unusually interesting year ahead for the U.S. economy, politics and financial markets. Discussed first, the economy appears headed into its first formal recession since the Great Recession, as signalled by an “inverted yield curve” among other indicators.
Our interview with BRIAN STUART YOUNG, CEO and Chairman at Global Bank of Commerce, documents the activity behind one of Antigua & Barbuda’s pre-eminent banking institutions offering attractive financial products with a stellar reputation spanning over 30 years.
Tax evasion is unacceptable, but ‘reverse tax evasion’ - where the state swindles taxpayers - is particularly serious and unacceptable, and much more serious than ordinary evasion. ‘Reverse tax evasion’ is when the authorities consciously (or unconsciously) deprive taxpayers of their rights so that they have to pay more tax than required by the law.
Back in 1948, a U.S. Congressman outlined the long-range problems of U.S. dollar debasement and the effective long-range solvency issues of the U.S. government, tied to President Franklin Roosevelt’s 1933 abandonment of the domestic backing of the U.S. dollar with gold.