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“If You Fire Me Now, I Shall Become More Powerful Than You Can Possibly Imagine”

– Preet Bharara’s potential last speech to Donald Trump before he got fired. Now that he has been fired by President Trump, “I felt a great disturbance in the force.”   After the shocking news for the sheriff of Wall Street over the weekend, investors will now turn their attention to WWJD March 17 Edition […]

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Pop Quiz: Dystopian Sci-Fi Novel, or 2017 America?

War has raged worldwide since long before you were born. Recession has caused record levels of homelessness in city streets, and every day, more Americans come one small financial setback away from joining their ranks. Already, economists, bankers, politicians, and academics have begun pushing for a cashless society in order to monitor all spending and […]

Hello Super Nintendo Devos

Will we have a whole generation of Ralph Wiggum’s? Investors will be watching Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s testimony as another string of earnings come in this week. We will also continue to monitor President Trump’s Executive Orders and potential 3AM tweets. On the economic front, we have a busy week with PPI, CPI, Retail Sales, […]

The Governator for President

Only a Constitutional Amendment Away Investors have another earnings heavy week with continued monitoring of President Trump’s Executive orders. On the economic front, we have University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment. Earnings: Earnings have now seen over 270 companies of the S&P 500 companies report 4th quarter earnings. 67% have beaten earnings expectations with 48% beating […]

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The War on Cash: Use this letter to contact your representatives

Here’s a letter you can personalize, modify, and email to your senators and congressional representatives. It identifies the nefarious global war on cash, and strongly urges them to fight against it. While it often feels futile to send messages like this to politicians who are overwhelmingly bought and paid for by corporations and special interest […]

Big Surprise – FOMC Doves Coo

The latest in macro news, economic data and the latest Fed meeting.

Time for a #NYexit

Time for a #NYexit Investors have a busy week ahead with the Fed statement, a ton of earnings and continued monitoring of President Trump’s Executive orders. On the economic front, we have Manufacturing PMI, the Unemployment Rate, Non-Farm Payrolls and Average Hourly Earnings. Fed Meeting: On Wednesday (2/1), the Fed will release their first statement […]

Adapting To Polycentric Reality

One way to understand polycentrism is to draw a parallel with ecosystems. During polycentric times, the key to success is adaptability. In fact, it is the same story as with evolution. Size and overwhelming strength, if not managed and applied appropriately, can be a dangerous liability. It is a lesson we have learnt from the […]

Doublewood: A Polycentric World

The key to looking at all the current global dynamics is to understand the nature of a polycentric reality in the world’s power configuration. Polycentrism is a little-understood phenomenon in the post-WWII world, although it was not an unusual set of circumstances in other periods of world history. Here, I will not elaborate on the historical […]

Doublewood: What’s Up With China? – Part 2

Economic Reform and Financial Environment There is a saying: “When Wall Street catches the flu, the world goes on a spin”. Now we should add a saying: “When China sneezes, the Federal Reserve freezes”. Turbulence And The New Normal The current state of global financial turbulence is in part a result of China’s major undertaking […]

Doublewood: Global Slowdown and China’s Second Child Policy

With the release of 3rd quarter GDP figures throughout the major economies of the world, we can now confirm a global slow-down. Estimates for 4th quarter and next year have also been downwardly adjusted everywhere. In China, those involved with high-level policy-making are only too aware of the severity of the situation. The world is […]

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) […]

Doublewood: Farewell Bernanke

Now that Helicopter Ben has officially handed over to Janet Yellen at the Fed, we should take stock of where we’ve been since the shock waves of 2008 and the big factors potentially shaping 2014 and beyond. A Tribute To Bernanke – Responsibility Under Cynical Reality You may be surprised that I have commendations for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Fed Tapering: What Does It Mean?

Fed Tapering: What Does It Mean? (Peter Tran, 7/9/2013) What is Tapering? Does Tapering really mean monetary policy tightening? The central bank’s task is a juggling act to balance out different policy objectives. The main policy objectives are: (a) price stability [inflation], (b) stable currency, (c) controlling asset price inflation / deflation [a well functioning […]

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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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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