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Market Talk – February 23, 2022

February 23, 2023

ASIA:   The major Asian stock markets had a mixed day today: NIKKEI 225 decreased 368.78 points or -1.34% to 27,104.32 Shanghai decreased 3.67 points or -0.11% to 3,287.48 Hang Seng decreased 72.49 points or -0.35% to 20,351.35 ASX 200 decreased 29.10 points or -0.40% to 7,285.40 Kospi increased 21.41 points or 0.80% to 2,439.09 […]

Market Talk – February 22, 2023

February 22, 2023

ASIA:   South Korea’s producer price inflation slowed for a seventh straight month to its lowest in 22 months, central bank data showed on Thursday. The producer price index rose 5.1% in January from a year earlier, while it had climbed 5.8% in December, according to the Bank of Korea. It was the slowest annual […]

Market Talk – February 21, 2023

February 21, 2023

ASIA:   BlackRock Investment Institute raised U.S. short-term government bonds as well as Chinese and other emerging market stocks to “overweight” on Tuesday, saying investors were realizing that the U.S. Federal Reserve may have to become more aggressive in its campaign to subdue inflation. BlackRock also said it was going “overweight” on Chinese and other […]

Ukraine – The Pawn of Foreign Powers

February 21, 2023

QUESTION: Hi Marty, Would it not be better for Putin to follow the American model and invade all of Ukraine vs. using nuclear weapons? There is still time to execute such a strategy. Taking control of all of Ukraine would give Russia control of the borders, hence no more major offensive weapons would cross to […]

The Bitcoin Delusion

February 20, 2023

COMMENT: Mr. Armstrong, Now with Switzerland outlawing a cashless society, I understand your point that cryptocurrency is really a dead end. Without power, it cannot exist and as you said in times of war, you take down the power grid and they can do that with an EPM pulse. These Bitcoin zealots are clueless about […]

Market Talk – February 17, 2023

February 17, 2023

Due to the NYSE closing for Presidents’ Day, Market Talk will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 21.   ASIA:   Singapore’s economy grew slightly less than initially estimated in the fourth quarter from a year ago, official data showed on Monday, and the government kept its forecast for annual growth to come in at 0.5% – […]

NATO Preparing for World War III

February 17, 2023

Perhaps NATO is starting to wake up. They now realize that they may have to wage war on two fronts simultaneously. NATO is considering what they call a defensive move which is an “Article 5 conflict” but also an “out-of-area” battle. This is showing that NATO is no longer what it was supposed to have […]

What is Really the Foundation of Money?

February 17, 2023

COMMENT: Martin, After several years of reading your blog, I have concluded that Socrates’ prognostications appear to be spot on. I also share your assertion that a study of history supplies an insight into future events due to the constancy of “human nature.” Where we appear to part ways is in the definition of “money.” […]

Market Talk – February 16, 2023

February 16, 2023

ASIA: India forecast economic growth of 6% to 6.8% in the 2023/24 fiscal year, slowing from the 7% growth projected for the current year ending on March 31, as a global slowdown is likely to hurt exports. The economic growth forecast for 2023/24 is higher than the International Monetary Fund’s projection of 6.1%, as the […]

Market Talk – February 15, 2023

February 15, 2023

ASIA:   Chinese provinces spent more than £42.8bn on tackling Covid-19 in 2022, according to data released by local governments, with the figure expected to rise as the huge cost of the pandemic hits the world’s second-largest economy. Although national statistics are not yet available, at least 20 of China’s 31 provinces have published figures […]

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