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.
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.
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.
Let’s face the harsh truth: the monetary techniques of central banks around the world have become ineffective. No matter what they do now, governments are already over-indebted and there is no easy solution. Yet with the crisis rapidly approaching, what can be done to mitigate its destructive effects and help salvage the economy after the crash? Writes Oliver Taylor.
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.
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.
I have spent years documenting how pervasive and global this current bubble is. It’s the greatest financial bubble in all of history. It’s in stocks, real estate, bonds, commodities (up until 2008), Bitcoin, yachts, wines, art, collectibles…everything.
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.
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 interview with JAVIER VANDE STEEG, CEO of Asset Preservation, Inc explores the inner workings of asset accumulation and wealth preservation strategies, with a focus on one of the premier IRC Section 1031 qualified intermediary firms in the United States. We catch up with this pioneering firm to discuss tax mitigation, asset and wealth preservation solutions for sophisticated and professional investors.
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.
A few years ago, Vladimir Remi, CEO and Founder of SORQ, looked at the financial services outlook and saw that the FinTech space was an up and coming industry. With ten years of experience working hand in hand in startups and in traditional, deep-rooted financial institutions, Remi knew there was an opportunity to help the industry grow.)
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.
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.
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.