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From My Other Blog: Jim Rogers, Martin Armstrong, And Jeff Thomas

The last couple of days I’ve published a few posts on a different blog of mine- Offshore Safe Deposit Boxes– which might interest Survival And Prosperity readers. They include: “Jim Rogers: ‘All Investors, Wherever They Are, Should Have S...
by Survival And Prosperity on Feb 26, 2016

Markets irrational longer than you remain solvent, exhibit #274

There’s an article out on Seeking Alpha yesterday, called “Manufacturing Growth and Capital are Moving from China to Mexico“, nominally about the Mexico-China relationship to the US, but also more broadly (in my interpretation) about ho...
by Diverging Markets on Dec 18, 2013

Markets irrational longer than you remain solvent, exhibit #274

There’s an article out on Seeking Alpha yesterday, called “Manufacturing Growth and Capital are Moving from China to Mexico“, nominally about the Mexico-China relationship to the US, but also more broadly (in my interpretation) about ho...
by Diverging Markets on Dec 18, 2013

Irrational exuberance continues plaguing Bitcoin

Bank of America has now initiated coverage of bitcoin and puts a fair value price target at US$1,300, which depending on your view, either validates or discredits the digital currency. Personally, I have no skin in this game, I appreciate … Con...
by Diverging Markets on Dec 12, 2013

Irrational exuberance continues plaguing Bitcoin

Bank of America has now initiated coverage of bitcoin and puts a fair value price target at US$1,300, which depending on your view, either validates or discredits the digital currency. Personally, I have no skin in this game, I appreciate … Con...
by Diverging Markets on Dec 12, 2013

Ignorance continues hindering serious discussion about Bitcoin

Bank of America has now initiated coverage of bitcoin and puts a fair value price target at US$1,300, which depending on your view, either validates or discredits the digital currency. Personally, I have no skin in this game, I appreciate … Con...
by Diverging Markets on Dec 12, 2013

More evidence of a Bitcoin bubble

If this isn’t proof enough of a Bitcoin bubble, I don’t know what is: Actually you know what? I think there is better proof: THIS. Related PostsCharts of the Day: The Future Of Emerging And Frontier MarketsIrrational exuberance continues...
by Diverging Markets on Dec 2, 2013

More evidence of a Bitcoin bubble

If this isn’t proof enough of a Bitcoin bubble, I don’t know what is: Actually you know what? I think there is better proof: THIS. Related PostsCharts of the Day: The Future Of Emerging And Frontier MarketsChe Misterio asks: Could …...
by Diverging Markets on Dec 2, 2013

Iceland’s capital controls

Friðrik Már Baldursson, Richard Portes, 12 November 2013 Iceland’s 2008 capital controls are still in place to prevent outflows of domestic holdings in failed cross-border banks. However, it is important for the country’s future economic prospe...
by Forex Trading System Blog on Nov 12, 2013

New Foreign Remittance Rules

The RBI has lowered overseas remittances by locals to $75,000 a year from $200,000, and prohibited investments in overseas property. Those in genuine need of foreign exchange beyond $75,000 per year need to apply to the central bank for permission. F...
by Wealthymatters on Aug 15, 2013

What Central Bank FX Reserves Really Tell Us

The New York Fed has just published what is absolutely mandatory reading for anyone with a stake in the foreign exchange market. It’s a 10-page pdf entitled, “Do Industrialized Countries Hold the Right Foreign Exchange Reserves?” and is one of...
by Diverging Markets on Apr 4, 2013

Plain English: Some Thoughts On Bernanke’s LSE Speech

Bernanke gave a speech at the London School of Economics yesterday which is grabbing a lot of attention. Those who have heard or read some of his other non-Fed public lectures over the past few years will recognize that he … Continue reading &#...
by Diverging Markets on Mar 26, 2013

How Oil Divides The Economies Of Africa Into Winners And Losers

I can’t get this article from the FT’s William Wallis out of my head. The headline is “Currencies pressed by trade imbalances” but this really only captures a small slice of the picture. Check it out: With import demand outstripping … C...
by Diverging Markets on Mar 20, 2013

Che Misterio On Argentina’s Summer Of Discontent

Ladies and Gentlemen, Che Misterio: Argentina Lumbers On By Che Misterio Evidence mounts that Argentines will do whatever possible to leave the country and earn in hard-currency – even head the Catholic Church, if necessary. As is customary when a...
by Diverging Markets on Mar 19, 2013

Is Asia’s Foreign Exchange NDF Market The Next Domino To Fall?

That’s the basic question I take away from this recent article from the FT’s Jeremy Grant, which uses a wrongful dismissal lawsuit ex-UBS traders are bringing against their former employer as a gateway to discussing price transparency in...
by Diverging Markets on Mar 15, 2013

Chart Of The Day: Emerging Markets Currency Wars Landscape

This is interesting: And here’s an explanation of what we’re looking at: Table 1 allocates EMs to the various quadrants of the Swan diagram based on the latest data. The countries that lie in quadrant B (and thus need a … Continue r...
by Diverging Markets on Mar 5, 2013

Market Lemmings Finally Wake Up To Original Sin

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” — Albert Einstein The FT’s beyondbrics has a chart of the week discussing “Original Sin” in the African context,...
by Diverging Markets on Mar 4, 2013

Street Markets 101: Che Misterio Navigates Argentina’s Black Market for Dollars

I am humbled, honored, grateful and excited to once again present Che Misterio in Argentina, who continues endangering his life for the purpose of shining a light on one of the blindest of economic blind spots in the world today: … Continue rea...
by Diverging Markets on Feb 13, 2013

Chart of the Day: Frontier Markets Fixed Income Yields

We would be wise remind ourselves first of the definition of the impossible trinity: it is impossible to have (a) a fixed exchange rate, (b) absence of capital controls and (c) an independent monetary policy. Remember that. I’m going to …...
by Diverging Markets on Jan 23, 2013

Miami restaurant accepts Argentine pesos as payment

Oh my. This is brilliant:...
by Diverging Markets on Dec 11, 2012


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