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Alasdair has been a celebrated stockbroker and Member of the London Stock Exchange for over four decades. His experience encompasses equity and bond markets, fund management, corporate finance and investment strategy.

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Payments Panic And The Ending Of Fiat Currencies
The unilateral response from governments to the coronavirus is to helicopter money to people and their businesses in unlimited quantities. Their priority is to keep the debt-driven Keynesian show on the road.
The Whole Of Europe Shutting Down - US Is Next
With the global economy shutting down, stock markets and oil and precious metals are all crashing, despite the Fed and POTUS rushing in unprecedented crisis measures.
EC The Journey To Monetary Gold And Silver
Markets are just beginning to latch on to the economic consequences of the coronavirus. Central banks are slashing interest rates and beginning to throw new money into the mix and governments are increasing deficit spending.
EC Will Brexit And Coronavirus End The EU?
A more immediate problem is the increasing likelihood that the ECB will lose control over financial asset prices, particularly those of government bonds.
Why A Bear Market Will Lead To A Dollar Collapse
Falling equity markets this week are likely to signal the onset of a bear market, responding to a combination of the coronavirus spreading beyond China and persistent indications of a developing recession.
Will COVID-19 Lead To A Gold Standard?
Even before the coronavirus sprang upon an unprepared China the credit cycle was tipping the world into recession.
Coronavirus And Credit – A Perfect Storm
The spread of the coronavirus coincides with the downturn in the global credit cycle, with potentially catastrophic results.
Independence And Its Consequences
Britain left the EU on the last day of January and is an independent nation once more.
Estimating The Shape Of The Coming Crisis
We don’t know what will trigger the crisis, but a likely candidate is foreign selling of US dollars combining with a collapse in the US government’s finances.
Irrational Fears Of Deflation
The benefits of deflation of prices brought about by a combination of sound money and markets free from government intervention have been demonstrated to be the best economic environment.
Why Is Bank Credit So Destructive?
Periodic economic destruction by bank credit is not new. It has been a problem for millennia.
How To Return To Sound Money
Given the current fiat money system is on a path towards its own destruction it is not surprising that there has been increasing talk of a monetary reset.
Gold’s Outlook For 2020
An overview of the economic conditions that will drive the gold price in 2020 and beyond, including the turn of the credit cycle, the effect on government deficits and how they are to be financed.
Bond Worries And Gold
There is evidence that US Treasury bond yields may continue to rise, exposing the debt trap in which the US government finds itself.
Post-Brexit Planning
Brexit will be done by the end of next month when trade negotiations with the EU will begin. Importantly, Britain’s negotiating position has strengthened immeasurably, and the new government is not afraid to use it.
Statistical Misdirection
Why GDP is a statistical fallacy and why the use of an inflation deflator is not only inappropriate but has been manipulated to produce an outcome that wrongly attributes success to monetary policies?
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