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Insights September 03, 2015 Alasdair Macleod

The danger of eliminating cash

In the early days of central banking, one primary objective of the new system was to take ownership of the public's gold, so that in a crisi...

Insights September 10, 2015 Alasdair Macleod

Equity markets and credit contraction

There is one class of money that is constantly being created and destroyed, and that is bank credit. Bank credit is created when a bank len...

Insights April 28, 2016 Alasdair Macleod

Taking the petro out of the dollar

Saudi Arabia has been in the news recently for several interconnected reasons. Underlying it all is a spendthrift country that is rapidly be...

Insights July 30, 2015 Alasdair Macleod

China’s 1929 moment

Anyone with a nose for markets will tell you that the Chinese government's attempt to rescue the country's stock markets from collapse is fa...

Insights December 19, 2014 Alasdair Macleod

Derivatives and mass financial destruction

Globally systemically important banks (G-SIBs in the language of the Financial Stability Board) are to be bailed-in if they fail, moving the...

Insights June 30, 2016 Alasdair Macleod

The prospects for money

In my view, this new bout of turmoil in financial markets is the prelude to the final demise of government currency. If I’m right, a lon...

Insights April 04, 2014 Alasdair Macleod

Renewed estimates of Chinese gold demand

Geopolitical and market background I have been revisiting estimates of the quantities of gold being absorbed by China, and yet again I have...

Insights June 06, 2014 Alasdair Macleod

Asian gold strategy clarifying

The Russians came up with an extraordinary statement recently, central to why Russia and China are buying gold, the importance of which was...

Insights May 12, 2016 Alasdair Macleod

The Endgame

And how we got here There is a growing fear in financial and monetary circles that there is something deeply wrong with the global economy....

Insights May 19, 2016 Alasdair Macleod

The Eurozone is the greatest danger

World-wide, markets are horribly distorted, which spells danger not only to investors, but to businesses and their employees as well, becaus...