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German Politics

By admin / December 4, 2019

QUESTION: Hi Martin, It can not be said enough: thank you for everything that you do. I have a question that has been bothering me for some time now. I haven’t had the time to compose it until now. You often talk of the fact that Hitler was elected with only 30% of the vote, […]

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Gold Becoming Part of Money Laundering Laws

By admin / September 17, 2019

The hunt for money is moving into high gear in Germany. Prior to 2017, it was possible to buy gold anonymously in quantities up to €15,000. In 2017, this limit was reduced to €10,000. Now, Merkel has drastically reduced this limit to just €2,000 beginning in 2020. Any transaction greater than that amount requires the […]

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Germany & the SPD Proposed Wealth Tax

By admin / August 27, 2019

Acting SPD leader Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel has drafted a concept for a wealth tax. He is proposing that this will bring the federal government €10 billion annually. He has argued that the rich have disproportionately benefited from the economic situation in recent years while the average person has struggled. He claims many even benefited from the […]

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Will Shipping Turn in 2020?

By admin / June 28, 2019

COMMENT: HI MA, Well, I know you’ve written about Germany many times as the next big country in Euro to hit the skids…I kept with Italy for a long period BUT now it is neck and neck… What changed my mind?   Independent of your writings…. It is shipping…there are a significant amount of German banks in […]

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Germany’s New Green Deal Has Failed – Energiewende

By admin / June 12, 2019

On March 11, 2011, when an earthquake-triggered tsunami damaged the nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan, Chancellor Merkel and her cabinet held that nuclear power in Germany had to come to an end. It was a historic event and a historic decision (see Der Spiegel). The new green deal of Merkel quickly became bogged down […]

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The Real Wealth of a Nation

By admin / May 30, 2019

QUESTION: Dear Martin, Whereas for years you have put in a solid 5,000 year data for arguing for no individual taxes yet in countries around the Middle East there is no income tax. Yet they have not made any dynamic economic progress as such. I mean the evidence is seen by us live. How do […]

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Is Germany’s Active Volcano Awakening?

By admin / May 16, 2019

Most people have never heard of a volcano in Germany. Well, the caldera of Laacher See was formed after the Laacher volcano that erupted between 12,900 and 11,200 years ago. Everything collapsed into the empty magma chamber below only two or three days after the eruption, forming what is now a lake. The estimated Volcanic […]

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German Car Sales Collapse

By admin / April 24, 2019

COMMENT: I am a senior exec here in the German auto industry. I attended your Berlin conference. I just want to say your ECM is remarkable. Our industry has seen a decline in auto sales since the middle of 2018 right on schedule. It looks like it will be a hard landing here. This Brexit […]

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The Consequence of War that Led to the German Hyperinflation

By admin / April 23, 2019

QUESTION: Everyone has a chart of the German DAX postwar. I have never seen a chart of the German stock market before the war. Do you have any? HVS ANSWER: Yes. However, you must understand that because the world was on a gold standard, the arbitrage volatility was reflected in the bond and share markets […]

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