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Insights April 27, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

End of empire

"Already, China dominates world trade. Her own economy is already significantly larger than that of the US on the PPP estimates. While...

Insights April 06, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

The decline and fall of the EU

This article identifies the headwinds faced by the EU in the wake of Brexit. Without the UK, not only does the EU lose much of its importan...

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 09, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Gini and monetary policy

Or how central bankers are ducking the wealth transfer issue Central banks must be increasingly aware that critics of monetary policy are g...

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 05, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

FMQ breaks $15 trillion

Since August 2014, bank reserves at the Fed have fallen by $646.6bn, while the sum of cash, checking accounts and deposits held by the publi...

Insights January 04, 2017 Stefan Wieler

Are Bitcoins now more valuable than gold?

Bitcoin is more valuable than gold? Introduction The price of Bitcoin seems to have exceeded the price of gold for the first time; however...

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...

Insights December 15, 2016 Alasdair Macleod

Trump, Russia and China

Even before he takes office, President-elect Trump is turning the world upside down. It has become clear his attitude towards Russia and...

Insights December 01, 2016 Alasdair Macleod

Credit cycles and gold

The Trump shock produced some unexpected market reactions, partly explained by investors buying into a risk-on argument,equities over bonds...

Insights November 24, 2016 Alasdair Macleod

The economic consequences of Mr Modi

Two weeks ago, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi demonetised an estimated 86% of rupees in circulation, offering conversion into a bank...

Insights November 10, 2016 Stefan Wieler

Macroeconomic realities trump Trump fear

Macroeconomic realities trump Trump fear Introduction The outcome of the 2016 US presidential election has sent shockwaves through global...

Insights October 27, 2016 Alasdair Macleod

The vexed question of the dollar

There is little doubt that the rapid expansion of both dollar-denominated debt and monetary quantities since the financial crisis will lead...

Insights October 20, 2016 Alasdair Macleod

Fiat money and gold

It is time to revisit the Fiat Money Quantity (FMQ), which totals US dollar money deposited in the banking system, the commercial banks’ m...

Insights October 13, 2016 Alasdair Macleod

How not to manage a currency

Make no mistake, sterling’s collapse is a very serious development, and has serious consequences for sterling interest rates. While it is...

Insights September 29, 2016 Alasdair Macleod

America is on a slippery slope

It hadn’t happened before, at least not since US presidents started visiting foreign countries after the Second World War. In early Septe...

Insights September 15, 2016 Alasdair Macleod

Why the EU is doomed

We are accustomed to looking at Europe’s woes in a purely financial context. This is a mistake, because it misses the real reasons why th...

Insights September 08, 2016 Alasdair Macleod

The impoverishment of the masses

Feudal and mercantilist economic systems were characterised by the lower orders of ordinary people being enslaved by, or subjected to, the c...

Insights September 01, 2016 Alasdair Macleod

The Fed’s interest rate conundrum

Two weeks ago I pointed out that the Fed is seemingly unaware of early signs of price inflation. You can read the article here. The Fed is...