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2016 Forecast – Nailed It

Anno Domini 2016 is behind us. It is the high time to see which Independent Trader predictions were on point and which ones were off and why. As always, you can find my prediction from a year ago in italics. […]

War on cash gains fresh impetus

War on cash gains fresh impetus

Last weeks showed there is no doubt what priorities financial elite has. One country recently made a move which resulted in terrible consequences. Indian government decided to revoke high-value notes as a legal tender. Indian experiment Imagine, 86% of all […]

The Prophecy of Ben Bernanke

The Prophecy of Ben Bernanke

Recently while watching Mike Maloney I saw him picking up on Ben Bernanke’s talk from 2002. Fourteen years in the world of finance is an era but Bernanke’s words are still actual and important. With hindsight, it was an announcement of […]

Will FED initiate a (mini)crisis?

Will FED initiate a (mini)crisis?

On paper, central banks are responsible for two things. They decide about the supply of currency and set interest rates. If the economy is healthy the velocity of money circulation grows higher creating inflation. Raising interest rates help to cool […]

FANG – stocks the street buys

FANG – stocks the street buys

The key role of four companies from the title of this article (Facebook, Apple, Netflix, Google) starts to resemble situation from the end of the ’60s and beginning of the ‘70s. This is when American market was stormed by fashionable […]

How to conjure better than expected earnings

How to conjure better than expected earnings

Until 29th October 113 companies of S&P 500 have already published their financial reports for the last quarter. A big number of them – 76% – presented better than expected performance. “Exceeded expectations” sounds very positive and is already a […]

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How bankers helped National Socialism

Editor’s note: For an excellent book which makes strong arguments against the big business funding National Socialism thesis in this article see Henry Ashby Turner, German Big Business and the Rise of Hitler. Nazism would not have played a significant […]