The BIS Tests the Ground for Gradual Abolition of Cash

The BIS Tests the Ground for Gradual Abolition of Cash

BIS – Bank for International Settlements, also known as Central Bank Central Bank, General Manager Agustín Carstens spoke at the Central Bank of Ireland 2019 Whitaker Lecture. Under the title “The Future of Money and Payments”, Carstens mapped the long-term...
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Jim Rickards Warns “Bernanke Painted The FED Into a Corner & It Can’t Get Out”

Jim Rickards Warns “Bernanke Painted The FED Into a Corner & It Can’t Get Out”

Four time bestseller writer Jim Rickards says the FED “throwing in the towel” on rate hikes is signaling a big problem for the economy. Rickards says, “The FED was tightening to get ready for the next recession…” “You need to cut...
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IBM ramps up (pseudo)crypto cross-border payments

IBM ramps up (pseudo)crypto cross-border payments

The cryptocurrency-based cross-border payments competition is cranking up. IBM Corp. said today its Blockchain World Wire initiative, a global payments network for regulated financial institutions, has entered production and will support instantaneous foreign...
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The Norwegian Sovereign Oil Fund will exclude all oil companies from its portfolio

The Norwegian Sovereign Oil Fund will exclude all oil companies from its portfolio

The largest sovereign fund in the world – the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global, also known as the Oil Fund, which manages assets worth about $1 billion, excludes all oil companies from its benchmark index and subsequently sells all shares...
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Zimbabwe is out of dollar cash and reserves again

Zimbabwe is out of dollar cash and reserves again

Zimbabwe, once called “Jewel of Africa”, is experiencing another monetary experiment. There is one consequence: Zimbabwe and Zimbabwe money/payment agents are running out of dollar cash and dollar reserves. Zimbabwe has so far imported dollar bills...
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‘Father Of Reaganomics’ Warns: “Get Out Of The Market”

‘Father Of Reaganomics’ Warns: “Get Out Of The Market”

David Stockman, the so-called “Father of Reaganomics,” told Fox Business’s Neil Cavuto that investors ought to get out of the market and retreat to the safety of Treasury bills and hard cash. “We’re in year 10 of the longest business...
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Warren Buffett wants to make an ‘elephant-sized’ purchase, but says ‘prices are sky-high’

Warren Buffett wants to make an ‘elephant-sized’ purchase, but says ‘prices are sky-high’

“In the years ahead, we hope to move much of our excess liquidity into businesses that Berkshire will permanently own. The immediate prospects for that, however, are not good: Prices are sky-high for businesses possessing decent long-term prospects,&#822...
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Top Managers of 10 Hedge Funds Gained $7.7 Billion

Top Managers of 10 Hedge Funds Gained $7.7 Billion

The year 2018 was one of the worst for most of the mutual and hedge funds. Unable to recognize the “Bubble of everything”, most of the funds lost 12 to 25% of their NAV. Despite the unfavorable developments in the...
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10-year Treasury yield logs largest weekly drop in a month

10-year Treasury yield logs largest weekly drop in a month

Bonds contend with a turbulent week. Treasury yields rose sharply Friday as a round of solid economic data from U.S. factories and households helped to pare back the bond-market’s midweek rally, after the Federal Reserve signaled a more dovish policy...
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Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley asked to cancel trades after $58 billion flash crash

Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley asked to cancel trades after $58 billion flash crash

Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley asked some counterparties to cancel or amend trades in Jardine Matheson Holdings Ltd, after a $US41 billion ($SG58 billion) flash crash on Thursday saw shares change hands far below the market level, according to people...
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Collapse Of Global M1 Supply Signals A Big Headache

Collapse Of Global M1 Supply Signals A Big Headache

  Every time M1 growth has dipped negative – as central bank liquidity injection either slowed or went into reverse – there has been a financial crisis. Milton Friedman was well aware of the consequences of the decline of M1,...
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