Reserve Currency

"Sleepwalking Into An Even Worse Version Of The 1930's Depression"

"Governments around the world do not seem to understand the situation we are facing. In large part, this is happening because economists have built models based on their view of how the world works...We seem to be sleepwalking into an even worse version of the Depression of the 1930s."

Is Bitcoin Money?

"At various times in history, feathers have been money. Shells have been money. Dollars and euros are money. Gold and silver are certainly money. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can also be money."

4 Financial Components To Improved Russian Relations

"With the U.S. preparing to confront China and go to war with North Korea, Russia is an indispensable ally for the U.S... There are huge implications on capital markets as these hegemonic powers continue to edge toward war..."

The Globalist One World Currency Will Look A Lot Like Bitcoin

"Critics of the notion of a single global monetary framework tend to dismiss any evidence of the plan, usually due to their poor understanding of how currencies rise and fall and a poor understanding of the current monetary climate... 'Where is this global currency going to come from?'... The fact is, it already exists, and it is right under their noses..."

The Military Industrial Complex Is Undermining US National Security

"The ongoing problems with the F-35 and other military programs, stemming from virtually unlimited budgets, underline the inefficiency of the American military-industrial complex...This will certainly bare consequences for Washington’s present and future strategy of power projection."

There Is Only One Empire: Finance

As for hegemony and empire - be careful what you wish for. Life outside the financial bubble is much more contingent and risky than life inside the bubbl - until it pops.

Russia's Real Endgame

"Russia’s Putin has never taken his eye off the ball. His ambition is not global hegemony or European conquest. Putin seeks what Russia has always sought: regional hegemony and a set of buffer states in eastern Europe and central Asia that can add to Russia’s strategic depth."

Japan's Shifting Power Alliances

The rise of nationalism in the U.S. will cause massive shifts in global trade alliances. One of the main beneficiaries will be Japan...

Trader Tells 'New' Volatility-Sellers: "Come On In, The Water's Warm"

"My message to all those new quant fund vol sellers, come on in! The water’s warm. Glad to have your new supply keeping implieds low. Don’t worry, I am sure the returns of the next 8 years of commodity volatility selling will be just as good as the last 8 years of equity index volatility selling… Yeah, when didn’t chasing the previous decade’s best return strategy not work?"

Is The Real Dollar Pain-Trade Lower?

Trump’s inauguration proved to be the top, and it has been nothing but downhill since then. I am actually quite mad at myself, fading this consensus trade proved to be one of the greatest trades of 2017. Yet the interesting part of this extended move? No one is getting excited about it...

"ECB Or Not To Be": A Preview Of What Mario Draghi Will Say

Questions on possible exit scenarios will dominate the press conference. While acknowledging the strength of the economy, Draghi is likely to counter any ideas of an imminent and rapid path towards ending QE, instead urging patience with the still-subdued inflation outlook.