Category: Finance & Economy

Puerto Rico Placed in Bankruptcy Protection

The governor of Puerto Rico just petitioned for relief under Title III of a new federal law for insolvent territorial governments. There is no provision for state bankruptcies under Chapter 9 law, but that does not mean some of the states in the US can …

May 14, 2017
In-depth topic: Peak debt

Naysayer Reality Check: Waymo’s Self-Driving Taxi Debuts in Phoenix, for Free

Residents of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area can now sign up to go for a ride in a self-driving minivan, thanks to a newly announced trial by Waymo, the self-driving car startup spun off from Google late last year – for free and as often as they …

April 30, 2017
In-depth topic: Automation

Meet The Robots That Will Build Your Next House

Robotics is going to disrupt the residential construction industry in a serious way.

April 23, 2017
In-depth topic: Automation

From Max Spenders To Max Social Burdens

A visualization of how the baby boomers move from being max spenders, then max savers to ultimately max social burdens as this population bulge traverses through the python, as illustrated by Mike Maloney. Where are they now? Transitioning into max sav …

April 12, 2017
In-depth topic: Demographics

Meet Sam the Bricklaying Robot

Meet SAM (Semi-Automated Mason), a bricklaying robot by Construction Robotics which can lay 3,000 bricks per day (approx the work of six humans).

April 5, 2017
In-depth topic: Automation

A Brief History of Eastern European Currencies

A brief history of currency changes in Central and Eastern European countries since the 19th century to the present day.

April 1, 2017
In-depth topic: Monetary reset

Canadian Banks Derivatives Expanded By A Trillion in 2016

Another glance at the total derivatives the big 5 Canadian banks are exposed to since our last report shows the banks collectively continued to expand their derivatives books – by almost 1 trillion.

March 28, 2017
In-depth topic: Bank bail-in

Goldman Building Robo-adviser to Give Investment Advice to Its ‘Poor’ Clients

If you have ‘only’ have $1 million investable assets and are always thirty for Goldman Sach’s advise, you are in luck!

March 21, 2017
In-depth topic: Automation

Deutsche Bank Prices €8 Billion Stock Offering At 35% Discount

In its fourth capital infusion since 2010, Deutsche Bank plans to raise €8 billion through the sale of equity. Existing shareholders can expect a massive dilution of 35%.

March 20, 2017
In-depth topic: Bank bail-in

Misreading the Tea Leaves – the Fed Policy Shift

The immediate market celebration of a continued accommodative Fed at the last FOMC meeting might be premature. The pundits might have missed the cues buried in the Fed’s tea leaves.

March 19, 2017
In-depth topic: Monetary reset