Kim Jong Un; Menace to Society: Op-Ed

Kim Jong-Un; Menace to Society: Op-Ed By: Kevin M. Miller Kim Jong-Un is a menace to society. The situation concerning North Korea’s nuclear weapons testing is dire indeed. The testing near Manpo and defector accounts of Radiation poisoning and birth defects was shocking and extremely disturbing information. The scale of the Humanitarian and Ecological disaster…

Basel IV Reforms Must Be Pursued Post-Haste Yet With Prudence: Op-Ed

With the passage and implementation of Basel III reforms in the post 2008 global recession environment a solid amelioration of the financial markets was accomplished which led to an increase in transparency, industry, and productivity throughout all markets which has as of late made itself known. The abundance of wealth which these reforms, as well…

Period of Marked Growth and High Turbulence Expected in World Wide Equities

Prevailing trends point to a substantive increase in financial markets with modification. The original forecast for markets by Kevin’s Politics Blog which foresaw a tangential, and sustained increase in the Dow Jones Industrial Average to in excess of 24,300 by years end remains on track. While the forecast for Spot Gold; Commodities Futures; and West…

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…

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…

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…