There are good reasons why investors should feel nervous about the immediate future. Although the world economy as a whole has recovered to where it was before the pandemic, many parts of it have been seriously damaged.
In this issue: Investment risk, World economy bounce-back, Central bank policies, Commodities, Interest rates, Protecting wealth during war, Switzerland, China’s dangerous research, Canada.
In this issue: Inflation, Precious metals, Asian small caps, Global taxes, Australia, Switzerland, China’s dangerous research, Canada, Moonshots
Commodity prices are surging and there’s the prospect of demand for some natural resources exceeding supplies for years to come. Some leading investment advisers now say that we’re in the early stages of another “super-cycle.”
This year is the 50th anniversary of America’s decision to scrap the dollar’s link to gold. Until then, foreign governments could exchange American paper for federal government owned metal freely and without limit. Which increasingly they did, building a crisis that forced the US to abandon the dollar’s backing.
Truth is, America’s mainstream news media and their allies the social media giants are rarely guilty of distributing fake news… but they are adept at hiding things that don’t suit their political agendas.
The first thing most people look at when considering an investment is the annual rate of return they expect to be able to make out of it. Return is the “rent” you enjoy as payment for investing your capital rather than going out and spending it, and also the “reward” for the risk you take.
In this issue:: China’s future, Chinese credit markets, Greece, Indonesia, Investment advice, Pandemic winners and losers, World economy, Copper
The price of gold has surged past $2,000 an ounce and hit a new all-time high. It’s being driven by demand from investors fearful that the avalanche of stimulus by governments and central banks to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, debasing paper currencies, may ignite inflation.
In managing our lives, and in particular our money, we make mistakes because we’re humans, not machines or pieces of code. They’re mistakes rooted in the ways we behave. Increasingly those ways are explained by scientists in the field of what is known as behavioural finance.