Category: Finance & Economy

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

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