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The Global War In Currency Escalates As China Devalues Yuan

The Global War In Currency Escalates As China Devalues Yuan

This week saw an escalation in the global currency war when China decided to embark on a major devaluation. The immediate result was a 1.8% drop in the yuan on Tuesday against the American dollar and 2.2% in relation to the Euro. It was the largest single day plunge for the currency in decades. On Wednesday, Chinese authorities allowed the yuan to drop even further, bringing the total depreciation equal to about 4% against the dollar. A third cut will be coming […]

The Global Devaluation In Currency Intensifies

The Global Devaluation In Currency Intensifies

The devaluation of global currencies is accelerating. Emerging nations around the world are being being devastated by the flight of investors from less stable currency to the major reserve currencies of the world. Confidence is rapidly eroding in the domestic currencies in some of the leading nations across Asia and Latin America. The flight to the more stable currencies like the Euro and especially the American dollar, is intensifying. The reasons for the erosion of national currencies in emerging nations are not […]

The Present Market in Gold And Silver Is A Ponzi Scheme

The Present Market in Gold And Silver Is A Ponzi Scheme

For investors the present marketplace for gold and silver and other precious metals, has lost any real connection to the regular forces of supply and demand. The issuance of paper gold and silver has allowed a separation from market forces. It has divorced the true monetary values from the quantities of precious metals that are actually in existence. This has vastly inflated the supposed supply, thus putting a downward pressure on price. The reality is that there is far less physical gold […]

Germany The Bank And Linchpin Of Europe

Germany The Bank And Linchpin Of Europe

In the later part of the 19th century the German Empire was the leading power on the continent of Europe, both militarily and economically. Britain alone could challenge Imperial Germany, due to the strength of the Royal Navy and the resources that this island kingdom could bring to bear. The British Empire ruled the seas, but the Germans had the strongest single army in Europe. As the 20th century dawned it was clear that the economies of Germany and the United States […]

The Long Economic Turbulent Summer of 2015

The Long Economic Turbulent Summer of 2015

The world is now witnessing the limits to government manipulation of the markets and the economy at large. The meltdown in China’s Shanghai Composite Index with a single day loss on Monday of 8.5%, is the second largest in a decade. The Shenzhen lost 7% of it value as well. The fall is a direct result of the 0.3 drop in industrial profits last month. It is a sign that the Chinese economy the second largest in the world, is not heading […]

The New Growth Industry of Cybersecurity

The New Growth Industry of Cybersecurity

The war in cybersecurity continues to escalate as more companies and governments fall prey to the onslaught of an invasion of information thieves. It is a worldwide phenomena that is costing companies billions of dollars in lost revenue as hackers make off with intellectual property, as well as personal information of employees and customers. Individual countries have begun to make a coordinated effort on a national level to combat this latest threat to the security of their respective governments. The recognition that […]

The Bottom Line On Iran

The Bottom Line On Iran

The debate has already begun on whether the deal struck between Iran and a number of other world powers including the United States will serve the international community well. There are short term considerations as well as the long term expected results. The discourse is about was this the best deal that could be expected,given the intransigence of the present regime in Tehran? It is important to remember that the lifting of sanctions, the unfreezing of Iranian assets, and the ability to […]

The Rise Of The Chinese Markets And Yuan Have Been Halted

The Rise Of The Chinese Markets And Yuan Have Been Halted

As China moved from one economic success to another, it looked like the triumph of having the Chinese yuan added as a reserve currency of the world was inevitable. Not only would it underline the rising strength of this economic superpower, but would signify the beginning of the end in the American dominance of international financial markets. The United States it would seem, was going to be unable to deny China’s rightful place in the global institutions dominated by the West. What […]

The Ongoing Crisis In Europe: Will The Euro Survive?

The Ongoing Crisis In Europe: Will The Euro Survive?

In some ways the biggest problem with the European Economic Community (EEC) is the common currency known as the Euro. Although it is a global medium of exchange and presides over the largest economic zone in the world, there have been ongoing difficulties since its adoption in 1999. Only 19 out of 28 members of the EEC have adopted the Euro as their national currency. There are some analysts who consider that there might be too many countries in the Euro-zone. The […]

Nonsensical Monetary Policy Is Destroying World Currencies

Nonsensical Monetary Policy Is Destroying World Currencies

On a global scale the central banks of the world, continue nonsensical monetary policies that in the end will destroy all confidence in national currencies. Interest rates have been reduced to below zero in a number of countries and the monetizing of government debt continues apace. Nations continue to spend beyond their means, with no thought to how close insolvency looms. Investors are increasingly dealing with financial markets, that no longer make sense according to traditional standards. Analysts are progressively wondering, what […]