Global Economy

Globalisation has brought interconnectedness and a wealth of opportunities. Yet developed countries are growing weary of globalisation and starting to increasingly move towards protectionism. China, the emerging country powerhouse, is slowing its growth.

Latest News On The Global Economy

Since the global financial crisis in 2008, recovery has been timid, developed countries are struggling with the effects of long term low interest rates and high debt. Asset prices have been growing, while salary growth has remained stagnant.

Will the global economy fully recover? Are asset prices overvalued, or will they keep increasing?

In a world with low growth, what are the best and worst countries to put your money in? After all, any country can turn from a booming powerhouse into a stagnant economy. We all watched it happen in 2008…

Get an insider’s outlook on what is going on in around the world, the best investment opportunities and what international events mean for your wealth. For more information, go here.

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bitcoin cryptocurrency
Bitcoin: Just a Game
This territory might be uncharted, but it feels familiar: boom…bubble…bust. The pattern applies to many things, empires as well as markets.
GOP tax bill
The GOP Tax Bill Is a Deep State Scam
With Mr Trump in the White House…Congress in session…the ‘Eye in the Sky’ of 17 spook organisations…three generals at Mr Trump’s right hand…and Janet Yellen and her merry band of crack economists on his left...what’s to worry about?
interest rates Australia
Why a Rise in Interest Rates Won’t Mean Much
It’s definitely possible that the US and even Australia could lift interest rates in the future. This would cause bond prices to drop and the supply of money to contract. But even if rates were to rise 1%, rates across the developed world would still be extremely low.
market crash predictions
How Skyscrapers Predict Market Crashes
What we are starting to see is a mid-cycle peak. Phil explains that this has happened all throughout history. But most people are likely to mistake it for a market top. When, in reality, it may only be a half-way point.
central banks making dumb decisions
Smart People Making Dumb Decisions
Central banks have blown the biggest bubble in history. History shows us that ALL bubbles eventually find a pin. The looming collapse of the financial system will come as a huge surprise to many people. They’ve been conditioned to believe central banks can solve all problems. Nothing could be further from the truth. They are the creators of problems.
wealth
You Can’t Print Real Wealth
There is no reason to believe that just adding ‘money’ — dollars, euro, or bitcoin — adds to real wealth. Real wealth must be earned…by someone. It can’t be printed.
Gold stocks
Is Gold Losing Its Shine to Bitcoin?
Gold has barely reacted to any of the global tensions of late. Bitcoin, on the other hand, has stolen the spotlight. Perhaps it’s become the ‘new’ gold? I doubt it. I’m not concerned about gold’s future. I still believe it will go higher when the time is right. That could happen sooner rather than later.
cryptos and the upside it brings
An Upside to Cryptos You Haven’t Considered
There is something strange afoot in the markets. I couldn’t tell you what it is. But markets are screaming ahead with no real reason as to why they should be. On the flip side, the crypto market is still only worth US$200 billion. It turns out the ‘big boys in the bubble’ can’t touch it yet. But you can.
bitcoin
Slapstick Comedy for the Bubble Epoch
We regard bitcoin not as an asset class…but as an entertainment class. Slapstick comedy for the Bubble Epoch. It’s fun to watch. But don’t forget to duck when they start throwing pies.
asset bubble
The Biggest Asset Bubble in History
Make no mistake; the central bankers, with their misguided stimulus policies, have blown the biggest asset bubble in history. Yet it is still largely unseen by those who should know better.
goldman sachs
Goldman Sachs Blunt Warning
One of the world’s biggest investment banks is worried about the US economy. And the stock market is their biggest concern. Goldman says stocks are at their highest valuation since 1900.
gold prices
Gold to Take Off When the Missiles Fly
Of course, if geopolitical tensions keep climbing, gold could surge higher. But the yellow metal needs to close above the upper black horizontal line. That’s major resistance level at US$1,297 per ounce. If it clears that, gold could revisit this year’s high. That should be good news for gold stocks.
US economy not as good as it looks
This Is Going to Get Real Ugly
When you throw trillions of freshly-minted dollars at an economy, you’d expect a bounce in the tax take. That’s exactly what happened after 2009. But the chart shows us that something is different this time.
Aussie Property Has Nothing on Hong Kong
Aussie Property Has Nothing on Hong Kong
Think Aussie property is seriously overvalued? Then you’ll think property in Hong Kong is ridiculous! Hong Kong dwelling prices have climbed 11% this year. And that’s coming off continuous growth since 2009.