28 Countries Have Experienced Hyperinflation In the Last 25 Years

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From the beginning of 1990 hyperinflation has occurred in 28 countries around the world on a total of 35 different occasions of which 17 occurred in 1992 alone. Currently, only Zimbabwe and Venezuela are plagued by hyperinflation. Written by Lorimer Wilson, editor of munKNEE.com – “ The internet’s most unique site for financial articles! (Here’s […]

More DYNAMITE under Capitec: This time from SA fund manager Benguela

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EDINBURGH — Short-seller Viceroy released an explosive research report on South African stock market darling Capitec earlier this week, claiming that the financial services company is in such a dire state that the government should immediately place it into curatorship. Viceroy says it believes Capitec is “a loan shark with massively understated defaults masquerading as […]

The End of Easy Money – World Economic Forum (01/31/2018)

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Central banks are gradually starting to raise interest rates and unwind bond purchase programmes. Are financial markets and the world economy ready for the tightening of monetary policy? The post The End of Easy Money – World Economic Forum (01/31/2018) appeared first on WallStreetWindow. Source: www.wallstreetwindow.com

"Most-Watched" State Of The Union Address Ever?

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Many commentators argue that never since the Vietnam War has the United States been so disunited -so much so, that, as Statista’s Dyfe Loesche notes, it feels like people seem to be living in different countries altogether. Nevertheless, according to custom and constitution, Trump, like other presidents before him, will hold a State of the […]

Amazon, Berkshire And JPMorgan To Form Healthcare Company

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In a move that might explain why Amazon has been quietly acquiring pharmacy licenses (not to mention hitting daily all time highs) the e-commerce giant – along with Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase & Co. – announced on Tuesday morning that they would partner to form a new health-care venture. This 3-way […]

Here’s what analysts are saying about Viceroy’s report on Capitec

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JOHANNESBURG — Capitec has found itself firmly in Viceroy Research’s crosshairs on Tuesday morning, as the bank became the prime subject of the short seller’s latest analysis. Capitec’s share price was sharply down on Tuesday before rebounding somewhat in light of the news. At the heart of Viceroy’s report is the allegation that Capitec is […]

The Next Financial Crisis – Davos Economic Forum (01/30/2018)

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Are the overheated markets headed towards another financial crisis? Dimensions to be addressed: – Concerns over leverage and liquidity – Implications of passive investing – Transforming financial services business models · Michael Corbat, Chief Executive Officer, Citigroup, Citi, USA · Fang Xinghai, Vice-Chairman, China Securities Regulatory Commission, People’s Republic of China · Anne Richards, Chief… […]

Capitec: A wolf in sheep’s clothing

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PDF Download Link Based on our research and due diligence, we believe that Capitec is a loan shark with massively understated defaults masquerading as a community microfinance provider. We believe that the South African Reserve Bank & Minister of Finance should immediately place Capitec into curatorship. Capitec Bank Holdings Limited (JSE: CPI) is a South […]

US, Turkish Troops Headed For Military Showdown In Syria

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Two days after we reported that Turkey valiantly demanded that US forces vacate military bases in the Syrian district of Manbij, when Turkey’s foreign minister Melet Cavusoglu also said that Ankara is calling upon the US to cease any and all support to Syrian Kurdish forces and militias, not surprisingly the US refused, and on […]

Three Banking Giants Charged For Manipulating The Gold Market

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On Monday morning we reported that a number of traders – currently or formerly employed by UBS, HSBC and Deutsche Bank (as usual, no JPMorgan US banks were touched) – would be perp-walked and charged in an unprecedented cross-agency crackdown between the CFTC, DOJ and FBI seeking to punish spoofers of futures. This was confirmed […]

Trump To McCabe: "Ask Your Wife How It Feels To Be A Loser"

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In a conveniently-timed leak and narrative-shifting moment, NBC news reports ‘sources’ have confirmed that President Trump, referring to his wife’s Clinton-sponsored failure to win state office, asked former FBI acting director McCabe: “ask your wife how it feels to be a loser.” As a reminder, in 2015 McCabe’s wife had run for state office in […]

Trump "Erupted In Anger" Over DOJ Refusal To Release FISA Memo: Report

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Over the weekend, and ahead of what may be an imminent release of the notorious FISA memo, we reported that President Trump allegedly broke off with the Department of Justice last week by calling for the release of the four-page “FISA memo” purportedly summarizing widespread surveillance abuses by the FBI, DOJ and Obama Administration. As […]

How Companies Are Spending Their Tax Reform Windfall

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On paper, US corporations are expected to take the billions in tax reform windfall profits and spend them on capex, R&D and higher wages. And based on their actions and announcements, some companies are doing just that, although “some” is the operative word. Because while the GOP tax overhaul has inspired what seems like a […]

Dollar Destruction and Inexpensive Commodities

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Americans buy groceries with dollars. Most of the world buys crude oil with dollars.  World trade depends upon dollars. That is changing but for now, it’s a fact. SO WHAT? If dollars weaken against other fiat currencies and against commodities, it takes more dollars to buy the same stuff. That extra-hot, sugar free, half-caf, soy […]