Risk aversion: what’s going on in world markets?

The rout—at the time, a welcome one—began in commodities, where historic high prices drove up inflation around the world. As prices for crude oil, copper, gold, and multiple foodstuffs began falling in mid-July, consumers as far apart as China and Chattanooga breathed sighs of relief.

Unfortunately, commodities were followed by global stock markets. As . . . → Read More: Risk aversion: what’s going on in world markets?

Market as Regulator

Regulators We regulate any stealing of his property And we damn good too But you cant be any geek off the street, Gotta be handy with the steel if you know what I mean, earn your keep! Regulators!!! mount up!

The epic words of Warren G in many respects seem to sum up our . . . → Read More: Market as Regulator

Global Quantitative Easing

Quantitative easing appears to be the new fad among central bankers including the Bank of England, Japan, Switzerland and the Federal Reserve.  Quantitative easing is a tool of monetary policy.  The effect is an increase in the quantity of currency without regard to maintaining its quality.


Bloomberg has reported that the Bank of Canada Governor ”Carney has pledged . . . → Read More: Global Quantitative Easing

Storage Risk

Tom Szabo of silveraxis.com has followed up on my post yesterday with some further detailed comments and a new category – Pool Allocated. he is right to split my Segregated Allocated into Allocated and Pool Allocated, as this can be important in some countries as to whether the “foreign account” is reportable to tax . . . → Read More: Storage Risk