Category: Finance & Economy

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

Arizona Committee Passes Bill to Treat Gold and Silver as Money, Remove Capital Gains Taxes

Arizona takes a step in eliminating the FedEx’s monopoly on money by introducing competition into the monetary system.

March 12, 2017
In-depth topic: Monetary reset

First Residential House Printed On-site in Under 24 Hours

This concrete house became the first house which was constructed, 3-D printed rather, completely on-site by a mobile robot. Previously all printed houses were done in a factory and then transported to location where they get assembled. It took 24 hours …

March 7, 2017
In-depth topic: Automation

Fiscal Stimulus? How About a Fiscal Bloodbath Instead?

This interview with David Stockman describes a likely outcome of the much anticipated yuge fiscal stimulus and resulting market reaction.

March 2, 2017
In-depth topic: Peak debt

Fuse is Lit! Target2 Imbalances Hit Crisis Levels

Eurozone Target 2 imbalances have touched or exceeded the crisis levels hit in 2012 when Greece was on the verge of leaving the Eurozone. What gives?

March 1, 2017
In-depth topic: Monetary reset

German 2Y Yield Plunges To Record -0.95%

German 2-year yield just hit an all-time low of -0.95% this week.

February 26, 2017
In-depth topic: Monetary reset

Forget Autonomous Cars—Autonomous Ships Are Almost Here

Think autonomous vehicles are going to hit the road near you pretty soon? Autonomous ships will hit the sea ports near you even sooner.

February 18, 2017
In-depth topic: Automation