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Currencies

You might think the currency market is an orderly process for exchanging dollars, yen and euros as trade settles around the world. Learn why it’s more accurate to think of the currency market as a freewheeling, unregulated and dynamic zone open to interventions, rigging and fixes. It can lead to all sorts of traps for the unwary investor. Brokers, investment firms, speculators and central banks are all trying to get the market going their way. We try to make sure you’re on the right side of the trade.

Why there is at least One More Stock Market Crash Coming

Why there is at least One More Stock Market Crash Coming

So, are you up for a 60% crash in the US stock market and what it would do to our own ASX? Vern isn’t. He’s quite happy waiting until after the crash.

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If US Power Doesn’t Truly Dominate the World Today, Who Does?

If US Power Doesn’t Truly Dominate the World Today, Who Does?

Byron gave us a tour of issues in the US economy, then the world. Software and robotics are taking jobs. The political leadership of the US is a farce.

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Debt, Dollars and Gold…it’s All About Perceived Credibility

Debt, Dollars and Gold…it’s All About Perceived Credibility

The gold standard kept a lid on debt growth and regulated interest rates. It was a sound system, but not immune to crisis. The gold standard could not survive.

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The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System

The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System

Russia dumps its billions of US Treasuries in the open market, causing interest rates to rise and crashing the US economy. The banks go into turmoil.

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Bitcoin: The Whole Story

Bitcoin: The Whole Story

The gulf between what the press and many regular people believe Bitcoin is, and what a growing critical mass of technologists believe Bitcoin is, remains enormous…

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When the US Dollar Goes Down to the Renminbi

Those who expect the US dollar to reign supreme forever are destined for disappointment. Most likely, it will be the renminbi that gives the buck a good run for its money.

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The Long Term Case for Bitcoin

Bitcoin has been making headlines for months now. Extreme price fluctuations have sparked a vigorous debate: Is Bitcoin a currency or a scam?

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Why Bitcoin is Not a Threat to the US Dollar

Why Bitcoin is Not a Threat to the US Dollar

Bitcoin is an option of something you can hold instead of dollars. However Bitcoin isn’t a threat to the US dollar as a currency — unless one thing happens…

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Bitcoin: The Best New Currency in 6000 years

Bitcoin: The Best New Currency in 6000 years

Bitcoin may be a better form of money than the dollar, at least for internet transactions. But it is doomed.

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Bitcoin: The Best Investment of the Last Five Years

Bitcoin: The Best Investment of the Last Five Years

What was the best investment of the last five years? You could have spent hours analysing industries, or you could have saved yourself and bought Bitcoin.

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The Bitcoin Bonanza and Bernanke’s Head

The Bitcoin Bonanza and Bernanke’s Head

Using Bitcoin is particularly clever, as Bernanke’s efforts to lower the price on his head via inflation are thwarted by Bitcoin’s appreciation.

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Two Economic Myths About Paper Money

Two Economic Myths About Paper Money

One economic myth is that paper money is wealth. Paper money is not wealth, it steals wealth. A second myth is that ‘easy’ money causes low interest rates…

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Europe’s Outlook: ‘The Recession is Over, The Crisis Continues!’

Europe’s Outlook: ‘The Recession is Over, The Crisis Continues!’

The reality is that since mid-2012, the European financial crisis has been in remission, with the symptoms of the underlying disease temporarily suppressed…

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Bitcoin: A ‘libertarian Ponzi Scheme’

Bitcoin: A ‘libertarian Ponzi Scheme’

We wouldn’t recommend putting the family fortune in Bitcoin. As for speculating, we only speculate on ideas…not on investments. Bitcoin, the idea, may be worth speculating on.

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The Evolution of Bitcoin

The Evolution of Bitcoin

There was a programmer named Satoshi Nakamoto. And without much fanfare, he created an idea that’s in the process of changing the world. His idea was Bitcoin.

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