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….

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…

Thoughts on an Interest Rate Increase

Interest rates should be raised significantly by the Federal Reserve at the earliest possible date. By doing so the fed ensures that the U.S. economy is put on a better track by sacrificing growth for stability. If the current rate is sustained we can expect further volatility and market swings akin to the swings that…

Volatility Holds Back Markets Though Growth is Expected

As of early this year the markets have been struggling with volatility and underperforming sectors. The reason that was given earlier this morning on Bloomberg television was because the interest rates, as dictated by the U.S. government, have been rising. I agree that stocks have been struggling but I cite an uncertain environment, coupled with…

Economic Forecast Newsflash: 7/3/14

Economic Forecast Newsflash: Dow Reaches 17,000 for first time ever (7/3/14) new end of year projections for Dow Jones Industrial Average Year (DJIA) to Date (YTD) December 31st 2014: +1085.187844 to 17,661.847 or 6.14424863% gain in the DJIA for the year compared to previous 17,101.51338 or 3.0690464%. GDP growth shift slightly higher to 3.27962016% Dec….