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Insights March 23, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Why free trade is officially dead

G20 Finance ministers meeting in Baden Baden last weekend agreed, on America’s insistence, to drop the long-standing commitment to free tr...

Insights March 16, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Can state spending ever be cut?

President Trump was elected on several promises, including one that he would fund tax cuts by cutting public spending. Cynics might note tha...

Insights March 02, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Central banks and gold

The very near future is likely to see a sea-change in central bankers’ attitude to the gold allocation in their reserves. The failure of G...

Insights February 23, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Global (economic) warming

If the economy was on its uppers, Trumpenomics could be reasonably compared with Reaganomics. But that is not the case. The economy is opera...

Insights February 16, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

The origin of cycles

It was Karl Marx who was among the first believers that cyclical behaviour was endemic to free markets. He lived through a time when there...

Insights February 02, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Price controls and propaganda

Most economists agree on one thing; price controls do not work. Many go on to say they create shortages of goods, which inevitably drives bl...

Insights January 23, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Using gold as money

Goldmoney’s Personal, Business, and Wealth products are among the first to achieve recognition as compliant with the new Shariah gold stan...

Insights January 19, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Gold – a primer for 2017

You know when to buy gold: it’s when nearly every trader and commentator tells you that gold is going lower and you should sell it. This...

Insights January 12, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Malice in Wonderland

Malice in Wonderland Recently, I was quietly reading in my armchair, eyes closing and trying to stay awake, and the next moment I was falli...

Insights December 29, 2016 Alasdair Macleod

Drifting into fascism

Most people regard governments and their central banks as forces for the good. Financial crises and suchlike are therefore blamed on capital...