Aberrant End to Tangential Appreciation Seen in U.S. Markets

The effects of hurricane’s, including but not limited to, Hurricane’s Irma, and Harvey; point toward the end of a cycle of tangential appreciation, with modest, yet relevant effects on the indices. It is observed that the economic effects of the Hurricane’s foreshadow a lower than expected bourse for the Dow Jones Industrial Indices ending December…

The Road To SAFTE

The Chinese Silk Road Initiative is an idea almost literally as old as civilization itself. There has always been a desire, nay, a need to transport goods and services safely and efficiently between two points of interest. And although I observe the pluck and tenacity of the Chinese, the oblique argument which keeps coming to…

For the U.S. economy Fiscal not Monetary Policy may be the Answer

Late in April of 2017 the United States Federal Reserve decided to abstain from enacting what was expected to be only the second rate increase in what has started out as an eventful year. The logic undergirding this lack of monetary exuberance was the current level of United States economic growth, or rather lack thereof….

A Time For Reckoning: Suggestions For The Future Of U.S., E.U. Relations

The below attached file is my latest thesis on suggestions for the future of U.S.- E.U. Relations in the newly minted Trump Administration. The paper seeks to first briefly describe what Secretary of Defense John Mattis has described as the “Arc of Instability” currently at play in European politics. It then offers timely suggestions as to…

Opinion on Ecumenical Papal Conclaves

In 2015 Pope Francis I visited the United States in what many viewed as an important and conciliatory gesture toward Americans, and Protestants as a whole— He was the second pope to do so. In the preceding weeks and days that followed their was much talk about the munificence of the Pope, and his desire…

Why Abolishing Gerrymandering Is A Bad Idea

Democrats have as of late been promoting, and seriously considering the idea of revising the constitution an order to prevent gerrymandering from occurring. On its face this seems like a rather noble endeavor however once one begins to sift through the facts of what exactly that would entail, it becomes clear, in my opinion, that…

Russian Syrian War Expenditures Said to Top $800 Billion

In an exclusive contextual analysis of World Bank economic figures, it has been determined that Russia has expended in excess of $800 Billion US dollars in the war in Syria. Russia, whose involvement in the war, if the numbers are to be believed, goes back to at least 2011, and recently required them to Sell…

Position Paper on Funding of European Defense Agency Through Debt Restructuring

The underwhelming size of European Debt Holdings of United States Treasury Bonds fails to belie the comfortable position which a sizable share of interest European Banks have taken in the United States Treasury Securities Market. This fact does not go unnoticed by the author. However with outstanding debt totaling in excess of 1.24 trillion dollars…

Tangential Appreciation In U.S. Equities Seen

Market conditions and recent world events have precipitated a tangential, and appreciable increase in market performance which is by this writers estimates expected to last well beyond the end of the 4th quarter of this year, and be extended well into the 1st quarter of this year. There are a number of driving factors for…

Bond Markets Are Not Yet In Bubble Territory

With the advent of Sovereign Wealth Funds(SWF) becoming more prevalent in developed and developing countries alike it has created, in my opinion a flux in the markets which these SWF’s invest in, and compete against, particularly among developed nations. One of the outcomes of their liquidity, available capital, and fiscal solvency, is the flux in…

December Interest Rate Decision: A Welcome Respite

One need only look at the United States, and its gold reserves an order to understand what it is that keeps countries as diverse as China, and the U.K.; North Korea, and France; South Africa, and Australia; going. Gold when held properly by a country can become a catalyst for growth, not only for the…