Weekly Commentary: A Decisive Quarter

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June 29 – Financial Times (Peter Wells): “The buck is back. Tighter domestic monetary policy and global trade turmoil have set the US dollar for its best quarterly performance since December 2016. The DXY index, which tracks the US currency against a weighted basket of global peers, was up 5.2% in the three months to… Read More

UK gives green light to Sibanye-Stillwater, Lonmin transaction

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THE proposed merger of the platinum operations owned by Sibanye-Stillwater with Lonmin received another important approval today after the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) unconditionally gave its support to the transaction. All that is required now for the combination is approval by shareholders in Sibanye-Stillwater and Lonmin, as well as the South African competition… Read More

Does your financial adviser tick all the right boxes?

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*This content is brought to you by Carrick Wealth, leaders in wealth and capital management  Financial advisory firms come in many shapes and sizes and by many names. On the surface they may all seem to generally offer the same services and advisory protocols. But if you delve a bit deeper, you are likely to find… Read More

Make Capital Cheap And Labor Costly, And Guess What Happens?

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Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, Employment expands in the Protected cartel-dominated sectors, and declines in every sector exposed to globalization, domestic competition and cheap capital. If you want to understand why the global economy is failing the many while enriching the few, start with the basics: capital, labor and resources. What happens when… Read More

Trader Points Out What Peter Navarro Never Said Yesterday

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Much was made of Trump trade advisor Peter Navarro’s comments on CNBC yesterday – that prompted a 200 point bounce in Dow futures – but most notably there was no follow-through overnight (China stocks, yuan weak) as it appears The White House’s “just kidding” kneejerk response to markets is failing having cried ‘fire’ in the… Read More

This Is What A Global Trade War Could Look Like

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President Trump opened a new front in the global trade war on Friday when he threatened a 20% tariff on cars imported from the European Union unless Europe removes import duties and other barriers to U.S. goods, potentially endangering as much as $300 billion in commerce. Trump’s comments sent the European Autos Stocks Index sliding… Read More

Wealthy families have these 7 superb qualities

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*This article is brought to you by Global Leaders in Wealth Creation Mastermind Group By Ilze Alberts*  Wealth is defined as an abundance of valuable possessions or money, and a plentiful supply of a particular desirable thing. Ilze Alberts, psychologist and life strategist, believes that this is a very limited definition of this concept. Ilze… Read More