What Do These Two Charts Have In Common?

by John Rubino on March 5, 2015 · 5 comments

The premise of a currency war is that by devaluing its currency a country is able to sell things overseas more cheaply, which gooses its growth at the expense of its trading partners. If it actually works that way, then you’d expect this chart of the euro plunging against the dollar… …to be reflected in […]


Apple’s iWatch and Some Crazy Gold Numbers

As Apple starts selling its new smart watch there are some, well, crazy-sounding predictions circulating about the amounts of gold the company might soon be buying. The math goes like this: Each gold version of the watch will contain around two ounces, and the company might sell 10 million of them a year, mainly to […]


Another Reason To Worry About The Stock Market

The world is full of “carry trades” these days, and that’s a really bad thing. In general terms, a carry trade involves someone borrowing money cheaply in one currency or market and investing the proceeds in something else that offers a higher yield. The strategy is profitable as long as the currency being borrowed doesn’t […]


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