Category Economics

The Coming Global Monetary Crisis (Peter Tran)

The Coming Global Monetary Crisis by:  Peter Tran (3/29/2015) Introduction  In order to predict any coming financial crisis with accuracy, one must first correctly identify what type of crisis is lurking on the horizon. I am going to make a final attempt to explain why the coming Global Monetary Crisis (current Dollar Standard Monetary System) […]

Gold Markets Trojan Horse – Physical Delivery Trigger?

Reports came out earlier this month about a destructive “Trojan Horse” malware program that has infected critical U.S. software infrastructure capable of penetrating power plants, electrical grids, water treatment plants, natural gas pipelines, etc. Although there has been no attempt yet to “activate” the trojan horse since 2011, this malware sits ready to wreak havoc […]

Next Steps for PayPal/Braintree – Mobile Wallets/NFC & Blockchain Protocol

Risk to Avoid: Mobile Wallets While the mobile wallets and Near Field Communication (NFC) businesses are currently the primary growth drivers of the $90 billion mobile payments industry, it is best that PayPal let Google, Apple, Amazon, and roughly 170 other smaller companies battle it out in an overly competitive space where margin compression will […]

Turkey’s Business Prospects

Initially suspected, only to be later confirmed by analysts from the US consulate, the Turkish people (generally speaking) can be fairly polarizing in their own views of Turkey, rarely playing devil’s advocate to many of the underlying weaknesses that lurk underneath its growing economy. In the context of global business, my attempt below is to try […]

Public Policy Report – Bitcoin (BTC)

May 27, 2014 Public Policy Report on Bitcoin (BTC). As Amagi Metals correctly notes, FATCA is in a footnote, but requires more attention. “In essense, it’s a regulation that creates barriers to entry (international trade and money management). Regulations like this and other regulations issued by the IRS/FinCen/FBI/DOJ/etc just make the cost of doing business […]

Will Ukraine Be The Poland Of The 21st Century?

Out of the 3 global security flash points in 2014 that I identified earlier (namely, Ukraine, Syria and Sino-Japanese face-off), the first to blow up is Ukraine. ——————————— Will Ukraine Be The Poland Of The 21st Century? Situated between Russia and the parts of Eastern Europe tied to the EU and NATO, Ukraine is the bone of […]

Doublewood: Coming Attractions

Just as the year 2013 drew to a seemingly peaceful conclusion, we have to start looking at the risks lurking in the landscape and/or quavering in the subterranean crevices. To prepare you for a potentially eventful 2014 and beyond, I would like to share with you my perspectives on some big-picture matters, so that you […]

Keep An Eye On M-3

Two years ago, in my “Story On Gold – 2” essay, I described how G&C (government and central bank) discredited the meaningfulness of the broad money supply data known as M-3 (the broader measure of money, which includes money-market funds and large time deposits held by private individuals & institutions). They went on to discontinue […]

Minutes Of Kissinger Meeting On Gold, 1974 – Doublewood Analysis

In the Minutes Of Kissinger Meeting On Gold, 1974, we can read how Henry Kissinger, National Security Advisor and Secretary Of State at the time, was discussing the matter of preserving US dollar hegemony. “After Nixon “temporarily” suspended the convertibility of dollars into gold in 1971, because evil international speculators were attacking the US dollar, some of […]

China’s 18 – 3

That stands for the 3rd plenary session of the 18th Party Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (“CCP”) held 2 weeks ago in Beijing. I think it will likely go down in history as one of the most important events coming into the 21st century. I have given you plenty of advanced notice about major […]

PBOC Says No Longer in China’s Interest to Increase Reserves

The People’s Bank of China said the country does not benefit any more from increases in its foreign-currency holdings, adding to signs policy makers will rein in dollar purchases that limit the yuan’s appreciation. According to Kenneth Leung, professor of economics at Daniels College of Business, “Part of that move could be related with a bigger geopolitical […]

Homeless Man

Columbia, NC To Send “Quality of Life” Violators to Camps

This is one of those things you just have to keep reading, waiting and praying for some hint of satire. But this isn’t The Onion. “Quality of Life” laws in Columbia, North Carolina cover things like public urination and homelessness, and now, when caught in violation of these laws, you’ve got a new option other […]

RMB Swap Line

This is the type of new knowledge and information you should keep abreast of, to avoid falling off the curve. As we continue to flaunt our disregard for USD integrity and refuse to exercise discipline on fiscal finance, the tectonic plates of the new polycentric world will move currencies into directions potentially beyond our control.  Therefore, […]

Doublewood: ICE and Onions

Latest ICE Earlier, I quipped about my exclusive World Recovery ICE (Independent Corroborative Evidence) based on the number of polluted days in my neighborhood of Southern China.  Having started it, I now owe you an update from when I reported that the world economic recovery was sluggish because I looked out and saw constant sunny blue skies.  That […]

Premier Li Keqiang

By statistical elimination, most senior leaders in China have to be very smart these days to get to where they are.  Li Keqiang is known to be, not only very smart, but also very street-wise.  For example, in a recent visit to a public housing project to inspect the occupancy rates and living conditions, he swept around […]

Update: Markets Pause During Bernanke Q&A

The markets are pausing at the moment at all-time highs, as investors listen in to the Q&A portion of Bernanke’s testimony. Despite a slew of earnings reports out today, the main area of focus continues to be global central bank policy. Central Bank Actions Today: Fed –  Bernanke is currently testifying before the House Financial […]

Update: Stocks Edge Higher With Focus On Fed Tapering

Stocks are edging moderately higher this morning after a better than expected trade report underscored the underlying economic recovery, but investor focus has already turned to a couple of Fed speakers later today, as the market looks for additional clues as to whether the Fed will begin trimming its monthly bond purchases. Also, the DJIA […]

Doublewood: China’s Currency Strategy

After the financial tsunami of 2008, China has strengthened its belief that the era of US dollar hegemony should be reformed.  Recognizing that the USD has served the world very well for some periods (notably the 2 decades after WWII) and the US continues to lead the world in economic size, trade volume and financial […]

Doublewood: Volatily That Stinks

I have reminded you to keep track of  market volatility after Japan started their reckless monetary behavior.  The Nikkei index went for a 9+% intraday dive last week after ballooning up to a 15-year record high on the same day.  Yesterday, it went for another 5+% dive.  Considering that the Nikkei had risen 65% in […]

Upcoming Bilderberg/Xi-Obama Meetings

Very interesting week ahead. June 6-9 should be incredibly interesting with the Xi-Obama taking place, as well as the clandestine annual Bilderberg meeting that same weekend (held this year at the Grove Hotel, Hertfordshire England). Will there be any monetary system announcement a la Bretton Woods given the timing of these two historic meetings? […]

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

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

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