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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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The Fate Of The Pound Sterling
There was a time when the British pound bestrode the world. More correctly, it was the gold standard behind it, the pound acting as a gold substitute between the end of the Napoleonic Wars and the outbreak of the First World War.
Hyperinflation Is Here
The phenomenon is driven by the excess of government spending over tax receipts, which has already spiraled out of control in the US and elsewhere.
Market Report: An Inflection Point Beckons
Gold and silver continue to consolidate in a narrow range this week.
Monetary Distortions Of GDP In 2021
The corruption of GDP numbers through accelerated monetary inflation is underappreciated and needs to be understood.
The Emerging Evidence Of Hyperinflation
It is becoming clear to a growing audience that in the absence of a change in inflationary policies, the days of an unbacked dollar are rapidly coming to an end, and it will take down the international fiat order upon which it is based.
Lessons On Inflation From The Past
This article examines two inflationary experiences in the past in an attempt to predict the likely outcome of today’s monetary policies.
China Is Killing The Dollar
In the wake of the Fed’s promise of 23 March to print money without limit in order to rescue the COVID-stricken US economy, China changed its policy of importing industrial materials to a more aggressive stance.
Inflation, Deflation, And Other Fallacies
In a macroeconomics-driven world, economic fallacies abound. They are periodically trashed when disproved, only to arise again as received wisdom for a new generation of macroeconomists determined to justify their statist beliefs.
Inflation - Running Out Of Road
If you think that price inflation runs at about 1.6% you have fallen for the BLS’s CPI myth. Two independent analysts using different methods prove that prices are rising at a far faster rate, more like 10% annually since 2010.
Doubling Down On Failed Policies With Central Bank Digital Currencies
Fiat currencies are failing — let’s try something different. This seems to be the logic partly behind the feverish research by central banks into digital currencies (CBDCs).
EC An Unexpected Systemic Crisis Is For Sure
Downturns in bank credit expansion always lead to systemic problems. We are on the edge of such a downturn, which thanks to everyone’s focus on the coronavirus, is unexpected.
Gold At $2k+. So Why The Fuss?
An awful lot of gold bulls are going to be disappointed when their unallocated bullion bank holdings turn to dust in the coming months — perhaps it’s a matter of a few weeks, perhaps only days — and synthetic ETFs will also blow up.
The Eurozone’s Financial Disintegration
The Euro Crisis Monitor shows the increasing imbalances in the TARGET2 settlement system between all its members: the ECB (itself with a €145bn deficit) and the national central banks in the Eurozone.
Explaining The Credit Cycle
The credit cycle drives the business, or trade cycle. It should be obvious that changes in the quantity of money, mostly in the form of bank credit, has an effect on business conditions.
The Pound’s Future In A Dollar Collapse
Despite having the most libertarian government for the last forty years, there is little sign any senior ministers really understand monetary affairs.
The New Deal Is A Bad Old Deal
The current economic situation, together with the response by major governments, compares with the run-in to the depression of the 1930s. Yet to come in the repetitious credit cycle is the collapse in financial asset values and a banking crisis.
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