Monthly Archives: November 2017

A One-Belt-One-Road Surprise

Query: Any idea which country has the most ongoing OBOR (One-Belt-One-Road) projects with China? And The Winner Is… This just came in … According to Chinese sources, the official winner is … Israel ! Israel is an OBOR member-nation as well as one of the 57 founding members of the Asian Infrastructure Development Bank (“AIIB”). […]

Game of Thrones Saudi Style

Investors have a lot to digest this week from geo political to a potential change in fiscal policy. On the economic front, we have CPI, Retail Sales, PPI and Building Permits.   Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Every single lobby group continues to be in lockdown, as the Senate and House versions of the tax bill […]

US-China Cooperation

What we are witnessing is Diplomacy working at the highest level. It produces potentially good history for Mankind, rather than bad memories. It Is Cruising It has only been seven months since Xi met with Trump at Mar-a-Lago.  The progress on the Roadmap for US-China Relations is very encouraging indeed.  In addition to the signing […]

To Bow Or Not To Bow

We have no finishing school for our Presidents … To Bow Or Not To Bow Interestingly, Donald Trump chose not to bow to Japan’s Emperor in his recent trip to Japan. Instead, he politely nodded and made friendly eyes-contact as he shook the welcoming Emperor’s hand. In modern Japan, that would be proper behavior for […]

The Roaring Lion

In J.A. Motyer’s 1974 classic, The Day of the Lion, Motyer writes about the prophet Amos during the time of the divided Kingdom around 750 B.C. (Northern Kingdom during the reign of Jeroboam II, and Southern Kingdom during the reign of Uzziah). Similar to our time now, this was a period of relative peace and prosperity, […]

Hollywood Crumbling

Kevin Spacey’s “statement” is so straight out of the House Of Cards that it must have come from the same scriptwriter(s), which included himself. Now we realize that he is not a great actor really. He is simply a Frank Underwood in real life. He is well-known as an insider-member of those syndicates of extremely […]

Trump’s Visit To China

During his upcoming visit to China, Donald Trump can reserve his place in history by initiating formal dialogue on two subjects with his Chinese counterpart. They are (a) currency and monetary cooperation framework, and (b) strategic arms limitation talks. He should bring up these subjects when he goes on the stroll one-on-one with Xi Jingping. […]

And Now the Tough Part Begins

After an extremely heavy economic week, investors have a break as they concentrate on earnings and the ongoing negotiations for passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.   Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Now with every single lobby group in DC in lockdown, headlines out of the negotiations can potentially affect certain sectors. So if […]

Liberty Blitzkrieg

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. - Albert Camus

Hidden Forces

"It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong." - Voltaire

aceloewgold

"It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong." - Voltaire

Touch Stone Connect

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