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Archive Monthly Archives: May 2018

Ethereum Creator Asks "Do Rothschilds Control Cryptocurrencies?"

In December, the Rothschild family reportedly purchased bitcoin exposure, via the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, for the first time. They were not alone as later in the year, as we detailed here, Venrock, the official venture capital arm of the Rockefeller family, has partnered with crypto investment group Coinfund to support cryptocurrency and Blockchain business innovation, […]

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"Why Do They Keep Doing It?" Tesla On Autopilot Crashes Into Parked Laguna Beach Cop Car

Yet another Tesla on Autopilot has slammed into an inanimate object.  One of the biggest controversies surrounding Tesla right now is the company’s Autopilot feature that it is included with vehicles and sold to the public as a feature that provides autonomous driving. Critics of the company have been quick to point out that at the […]

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"Overwriting" Madness

Authored by Kevin Muir via The Macro Tourist blog, Closed-end funds are an interesting sentiment indicator. Although there are individual factors that determine whether a specific closed-end fund trades at a premium or discount, there can be no arguing with the cold hard reality of what investors are willing to pay above (or below) NAV […]

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"Who Is Next?": Which Emerging Market Will Fall After Turkey

Promises, promises, promises from un-named Turkish officials that the country will “steer clear of capital controls” prompted some reflexive buying in the Lira today… As Bloomberg reports, Turkey is prepared to raise interest rates again if inflation accelerates, according to two money managers who met with Turkey’s central bank Governor Murat Cetinkaya and Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek in […]

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"Fast Lava" Sparks Immediate Evacuations, Breaches First Well-Head At Hawaii Power Plant

After first crossing onto the Puna Geothermal Power Plant’s facilities yesterday, Hawaii County Civil Defense reports that lava from the Kilauea volcano covered at least one well Sunday and was nearing a second well-head 100 feet away. As CBS News reports, David Mace, a spokesman for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said the flow started […]

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The Depression Playbook

Authored by Jeff Thomas via InternationalMan.com, A crash is coming, and it may be terrific… The vicious circle will get in full swing and the result will be a serious business depression. There may be a stampede for selling which will exceed anything that the Stock Exchange has ever witnessed…Wise are those investors who now […]

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The Trigger For The Next Dollar Surge

One week ago we showed just how severe the recent move in the USD, and alongside it 10Y Treasury yields – sparked by the April 17 PBOC RRR-cut –  has been… … and how sharply it affected not only Emerging Market currencies, but also EM bonds and stocks. And, courtesy of Deutsche Bank’s Aleksandar Kocic, […]

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How To Honor Memorial Day

Authored by Ray McGovern via ConsortiumNews.com, Memorial Day should be a time of sober reflection on war’s horrible costs, not a moment to glorify war. But many politicians and pundits can’t resist the opportunity… Originally published on 5/24/2015 How best to show respect for the U.S. troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan and for their families […]

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Brazil Trucker Strike Worsens As Petrobras Workers Plan Walkout

Brazil’s crippling trucker strike entered its eight day on Monday, affecting virtually all aspects of the country’s economy as vital resources have been unable to reach their destinations.  The protests, triggered by a 50% spike in fuel prices over the last year, resulted in the declaration of a state of emergency across most major cities […]

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Corruption, Money, & The Banks

Authored by Bryce McBride via The Mises Institute, In the current Ontario election campaign, the Progressive Conservatives are hoping that a focus on the corruption scandals of the governing Liberals will deliver them the keys to Queen’s Park. This is a proven winning strategy as corruption (defined as the abuse of public office for private […]

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