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The Derivatives Bogey is Back

Posted | 23-Mar-2018 / Views | 504
Part of the stress we spoke of yesterday around the spiking LIBOR rates is around the derivatives space.  The Financial Times this week reported that US bank derivatives books are now larger than at the onset of the GFC.  What few realise is that for as bad as the GFC was, it was about to get a whole lot worse with a multi trillion dollar... Read More...

Fed Hikes, Libor Spikes & Gold Likes

Posted | 22-Mar-2018 / Views | 719
New Fed Chair Jerome Powell resided over his first FOMC meeting last night where the Fed raised rates by 0.25% to 1.75%.  Powell talked up the economic recovery, clearly looking past the softness of this last quarter and whilst the committee was unanimous on this hike, it was split on whether it would be 4 or 3 hikes this year.  Market co... Read More...

Margin Debt Spikes – What Happens Next?

Posted | 21-Mar-2018 / Views | 842
On Monday we wrote about the illusion of growth bought largely with public debt.  That, however, is only part of the story because of course there is personal debt in the equation as well.  Without even getting into mortgages, car loans, etc there should be no more concerning debt related graph than the following snapshot of the amount of... Read More...

G20 Spurs Crypto – “Bitcoin $91,000 by 2020”

Posted | 20-Mar-2018 / Views | 947
The lead up to the G20 in Buenos Aires has been a nervous one for holders of crypto currencies.  The ‘elephant in the room’ amidst the FUD of relatively minor exchange hacks and advertising on Google has been whether or not the G20’s Financial Stability Board (FSB) would come down hard with regulation or even attempted bannin... Read More...

Fake Growth – The Real ‘Fake News’

Posted | 19-Mar-2018 / Views | 896
Back in February last year Trump proudly Tweeted “The media has not reported that the National Debt in my first month went down by $12 billion vs a $200 billion increase in Obama first mo.” So let’s look at how that’s played out since: Yes, that’s right the $21 trillion threshold was passed on Friday, notably... Read More...

Market Turns on Positive Crypto Developments

Posted | 16-Mar-2018 / Views | 1020
After what seems like a continual sea of red and downward spiral for the cryptocurrency markets this morning we wake to some positive news and big announcements for both Bitcoin and Litecoin.   Bitcoin Behind the scenes for quite some time work has been progressing to solve Bitcoin’s scalability issues and (at peak times) high tran... Read More...

“Unbalanced World”

Posted | 15-Mar-2018 / Views | 716
Our tag line is “Balance your wealth in an unbalanced world”.  That reflects that we offer monetary hard and digital assets that have proven to be uncorrelated to financial and property assets.  Gold and silver have a proven track record of increasing or at least protecting wealth in times of economic or geopolitical turmoil a... Read More...

Central Banks Getting Ready with Gold

Posted | 14-Mar-2018 / Views | 1058
We learned last week that Hungary joined the recent moves of Austria, Germany and the Netherlands in repatriating their gold reserves to home soil.  The Hungarian National Bank announced it was bringing back its 3 tonne of gold from London vaults to further strengthen market confidence towards Hungary.   Like many countries Hungary sol... Read More...

Libor-OIS – What It Is and Why It Matters

Posted | 13-Mar-2018 / Views | 791
We regularly pass on warnings that financial markets throw off of impending trouble.  At the moment that is a very broad array of metrics including sky high valuations, spiking volatility, and flattening yield curves.   Indeed we were struck by a comment posted yesterday by PSP Investments’ global head of private investments, Gut... Read More...

Bitcoin Misery Index

Posted | 12-Mar-2018 / Views | 853
Thomas Lee is a Wall St strategist and the co-founder of Fundstrat Global Advisors.  As one of the relatively few big name Wall St strategists who provides forward price guidance and analysis of Bitcoin, when he speaks, he has the ears of many. Earlier this year after Bitcoin experienced its big correction, he maintained it would hit $25,00... Read More...