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Market Talk – May 16, 2023

May 16, 2023

ASIA: China’s industrial output and retail sales growth in April fell short of expectations, indicating a loss of momentum in the economy at the beginning of the second quarter. This has increased pressure on policymakers to support the post-COVID recovery. The data also revealed a further decline in property investment, raising concerns about the outlook […]

Market Talk – May 15, 2023

May 15, 2023

ASIA: India’s annual wholesale price index (WPI) fell for the first time in nearly three years in April, as prices softened across the board. WPI fell by 0.92% from the same month a year earlier, having risen 1.34% in March. The data compared with a Reuters poll that predicted a fall of 0.20%. In April, […]

Market Talk – May 12, 2023

May 12, 2023

ASIA:   A Reuters poll of 19 economists showed that Japan’s core consumer inflation likely increased in April due to retail price hikes offsetting the effect of the government’s energy subsidies. The core CPI, which excludes fresh food but includes energy items, likely grew by 3.4% in April from a year earlier, marking the fastest […]

Market Talk – May 11, 2023

May 10, 2023

ASIA:   The major Asian stock markets had a mixed day today: NIKKEI 225 increased 4.54 points or 0.02% to 29,126.72 Shanghai decreased 9.60 points or -0.29% to 3,309.55 Hang Seng decreased 18.41 points or -0.09% to 19,743.79 ASX 200 decreased 3.80 points or -0.05% to 7,251.90 Kospi decreased 5.51 points or -0.22% to 2,491.00 […]

The 14th Amendment & the Destruction of the United States

May 10, 2023

  Interpretation of the Constitution is often caught up in controversy. What is beautiful to one person is average or ugly to another. The best construction regarding law was the cornerstone of Justice Scalia who I regard as probably one of the most brilliant minds that ever sat on the bench. Of course, the left […]

Market Talk – May 9, 2023

May 9, 2023

ASIA: The Agricultural Bank of China, one of the country’s largest commercial lenders, has scaled up support for the manufacturing sector. As of the end of March, the bank’s outstanding loans to the manufacturing sector exceeded 2.69 trillion yuan ($388.42 billion), according to the bank. Newly-added loans to the manufacturing industry stood at over 390 […]

Market Talk – May 8, 2023

May 8, 2023

ASIA:   The UAE and India are expected to surpass their non-oil trade target of $50 billion this year, on their way to reaching the $100 billion goal by 2030. Bilateral non-oil trade reached $45.5 billion between May 2022 and March 2023, with a 7% increase from the previous year. In the first quarter of […]

The Insanity of Bitcoin & CBDC

May 8, 2023

QUESTION: Just about every Bitcoin advocate says you are wrong and Bitcoin cannot be stopped. Yet, it seems they are dreaming. Here in Europe, we are already restrained by the maximum cash transaction is €1000. Do you maintain that cryptocurrency will be outlawed or seized? HT ANSWER: Yes. Here is  Lagarde on digital currency. […]

PRIVATE BLOG – Gold & The Panic Cycle

May 6, 2023

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Market Talk – May 5, 2023

May 5, 2023

ASIA:   High prices are starting to put pressure on small and midsize businesses in Japan, forcing a record number of them into bankruptcy as the country lags behind the West in passing along the increased costs to customers.  Fiscal 2022 saw 463 companies file for bankruptcy over rising prices or an inability to pass […]

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