Category: Finance & Economy

Canada’s Largest Energy Company Replacing Truck Drivers With Self-Driving Trucks

Sucor to replace their oil sands mining trucks with autonomous vehicles, eliminating 400 jobs in the process.

February 12, 2018
In-depth topic: Automation

Volatility & the Alchemy of Risk

A deep dive look at the world of short volatility trading strategies, their hidden risks and likely cause for a volatility explosion. Get acquainted before it blows up your retirement portfolio.

December 19, 2017
In-depth topic: Monetary reset

Brexit, Germany and Asia

Brexit will accelerate Germany’s shift toward Eurasia and the globe at large into a multi-polar world.

June 17, 2017

Visualizing the Jobs Lost to Automation

Infographic showing how different job categories will be affected by automation. Frey and Osborne: about half of today’s jobs will likely by done by computers in a decade or two.

June 6, 2017
In-depth topic: Automation

Shock Waves Spread from Spain’s New Banking Crisis

The shares of Spain’s sixth biggest bank, Banco Popular, plunged 36% this week to €0.43, causing senior officials of the ECB to warn that the bank could be wound down if it fails to find a buyer. Should that happen, it would be the first major test of …

June 3, 2017
In-depth topic: Bank bail-in

Ecuador Terminate All Its Bilateral Investment Treaties

On the heels of the publication of a report by the country’s Investment Treaties Audit Commission, Ecuador became the fifth country to terminate all its bilateral investment treaties (BITs). Among the findings prompting the government towards its decis …

May 30, 2017
In-depth topic: Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)

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