Freedom of speech and “de-banking”
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Freedom of speech and “de-banking”

Threats to freedom of speech and efforts to suppress dissenting views and voices have been on the rise over the past decades. They were exponentially intensified since the ascent of social media and as the political polarisation in the West truly took hold of our societies, the powers that be have been…

The demise of the dollar: What comes after that?
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The demise of the dollar: What comes after that?

Part II of II A good start Whatever one might think about which currency is better suited to be used in trade or as a benchmark or as a central bank reserve, the fact remains that the USD’s days as the “only right answer” to that question are numbered. It might…

The demise of the dollar: What comes after that?
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The demise of the dollar: What comes after that?

Part I of II Endless ink has been spilled by economists and financial analysts in their efforts to predict the impact of de-dollarization. As might be expected, most of those who embrace a US-centric view of the world and who defend the status quo paint a gloomy picture. They warn…

A conversation with Prince Michael of Liechtenstein
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A conversation with Prince Michael of Liechtenstein

On November 15th, 2021, almost 20 months ago, I once again had the rare and delightful opportunity to have a conversation with Prince Michael. His insights, and especially his directness and unequivocal honesty, have frequently provided me with a lot of food for thought in the past. This interview was…

“Inflation it is not an act of God”
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“Inflation it is not an act of God”

INTERVIEW WITH GODFREY BLOOM:  Over the last couple of years, the UK has been increasingly in the news – for all the wrong reasons. The cost of living crisis, in particular, has been monopolizing headlines at home and abroad. Of course, inflation is by no means unique to the country….

“Bank walk”: The first domino to fall?
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“Bank walk”: The first domino to fall?

In early May, Reuters published a report that truly captured my attention. “European savers are pulling more of their money from banks, looking for a better deal as lenders resist paying up to hold on to deposits some feel they can currently live without,” the article reported. Over in the US, we…

A bank is a bank is a bank – Part II
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A bank is a bank is a bank – Part II

Part II of II by Claudio Grass A real systemic crisis If there was one thing more telling than the bank failures themselves, it was the governments’ reaction to them. The sheer panic that shook US, Swiss and Eurozone officials was almost pitiable to behold. The way they all rushed to…

Davos Man Will Fail, World Will Move Toward Decentralization
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Davos Man Will Fail, World Will Move Toward Decentralization

I truly enjoyed the conversation with Hrvoje Morić. I hope you will enjoy it 2. Happy Weekend! In liberty, Claudio Claudio Grass, Hünenberg See, Switzerland This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Therefore please feel free to share and you can subscribe for my articles by…

“Fundamentals and technical analysis are two sides of the same coin”
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“Fundamentals and technical analysis are two sides of the same coin”

Interview with Laurent Halmos For most die-hard physical gold investors and students of history like myself and most of my readers and clients, technical analysis is often seen as a bit of a taboo, or at best something irrelevant to our worldview and investment approach. Nevertheless, to paraphrase the old…