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The Ideal Derivatives Alternative - a Look at Gold as Collateral
  • The Ideal Derivatives Alternative - a Look at Gold as Collateral

The Ideal Derivatives Alternative – a Look at Gold as Collateral

By |March 16th, 2017|

The current notional value for Derivatives stands at $1.5 Quadrillion Dollars. And, it’s literally a time bomb waiting to take off.

One thing is for certain, and that is the fact that there is no legislation that protects the totality of this magnitude regarding how unregulated the derivatives markets are. With that being said, hedge funds, […]

Gold Investments at 4-year High Indicating a Strong Start of 2017
  • Gold Investments at 4-year High Indicating a Strong Start of 2017

Gold Investments at 4-year High Indicating a Strong Start of 2017

By |January 6th, 2017|

With a bright start in 2017, Gold has remained above par for western households. Thanks to a 4-year high since 2012, gold is now sitting at $1,171.73 (cost based on January 6th of 2017 @ 8:26 PM EST).
Is this an indication that the gold prices are expected to raise throughout the year?
Over the course […]

Brexit Vote Causes Global Market Declines
  • Brexit Vote Causes Global Market Declines

Brexit Vote Causes Global Market Declines

By |June 24th, 2016|

Today was an incredibly rough day for the global market, and for good reason. Today was the day that the results came out with regard to a Brexit vote. Unfortunately, the results were the furthest thing from positive. Today, we’ll talk about what a Brexit is, why the vote led to market wide panic, […]

Feeling the Oil Pinch
  • Feeling the Oil Pinch

Feeling the Oil Pinch

By |January 21st, 2016|

It has not been a pleasant start to the year for global financial markets. Major stock markets around the world sold off again yesterday. The MSCI global index is down about 20% off its highs and is now officially in a bear market along with the UK’s FTSE 100 and the Russel 2000 in […]

Tail Risk in the Market
  • Tail Risk in the Market

Tail Risk in the Market

By |January 14th, 2016|

The U.S. stock market has started the year with a 6% decline in just the first 6 trading days. In Canada the the S&P/TSX Composite index has technically entered into a bear market, which means it has fallen more than 20% from its peak. If that doesn’t concern investors then some recent comments from […]

Markets Shudder with Crimea Referendum
  • Markets Shudder with Crimea Referendum

Markets Shudder with Crimea Referendum

By |March 19th, 2014|

The following is a guest post about the Crimea referendum. If interested in submitting a guest post please read my guest post policy and then contact me.

The meeting between US Secretary of State John Kerry and the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov did not go well. After 5 hours of intense discussions, Kerry emerged browbeaten […]

Don't Be Afraid To Invest In Down Markets
  • Don't Be Afraid To Invest In Down Markets

Don’t Be Afraid To Invest In Down Markets

By |February 24th, 2014|

Throughout the entire year in 2013, we seemed to see highs everywhere we looked. Unfortunately, the year 2014 hasn’t been so friendly.

The simple fact is, for the last month and a half we’ve watched as emerging markets seemed to crash, Apple reported that it couldn’t sell its flagship product, and more and more stock […]