financial markets

Mars Blockchain launches 1SG stablecoin on Kryptono Exchange and Top.one Exchange

January 3, 2019
Happy New Year! 2018 was a volatile year for cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin. The world’s most popular crypto currency lost over $271 billion from its peak about a year ago. Bitcoin market cap dropped from $327 billion to $66 billion over the last 12 months. Amidst the volatility, however, stablecoins seemed to have weathered the storm and

The Federal Reserve seems quite serious about tapering – So what comes next?

April 1, 2014
2014.04.01 Will this be the year when the Fed’s quantitative easing program finally ends? For a long time, many analysts were proclaiming that the Fed would never taper. But then it started happening. Then a lot of them started talking about how “the untaper” was right around the corner. That hasn’t happened either. It looks

Is “Dr. Copper” foreshadowing a stock market crash just like it did in 2008?

March 19, 2014
2014.03.19 Is the price of copper trying to tell us something?  Traditionally, “Dr. Copper” has been a very accurate indicator of where the global economy is heading next. For example, back in 2008 the price of copper dropped from nearly $4.00 to under $1.50 in just a matter of months.  And now it appears that another big

Economist warns of collapse risk: “Will not allow life to continue as we know it”

March 12, 2014
2014.03.12 Earlier this week we noted that an invasion of the Ukraine by Vladimir Putin would likely lead to a complete destruction of U.S. stock markets. It’s not so much the invasion force itself, but rather, the economic maneuvers that would come with it should Russia take this course of action. Well known economist and founder

The Federal Reserve is monetizing a staggering amount of U.S. government debt

February 17, 2014
2014.02.17 The Federal Reserve is creating hundreds of billions of dollars out of thin air and using that money to buy U.S. government debt and mortgage-backed securities and take them out of circulation. Since the middle of 2008, these purchases have caused the Fed’s balance sheet to balloon from under a trillion dollars to nearly

Asian crisis and GFC compared: All the wrong lessons

November 4, 2013
2013.11.04 Do we learn from economic crises? The 2008-10 crises in America and Europe and the Asian crisis a decade earlier present a rich source of contrasting experience to examine. What a divergence there is between the 2008-10 policy responses and 1997-8! In 1997 IMF funding, even supplemented by additional bilateral rescue funds, was too