Visualizing Exter's Liquidity Pyramid (In Physical $100 Bills)

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All the money and all the assets in the world, shown in physical cash form, in one graphic. (click image for huge legible version) Source: Demonocracy The Liquidity Pyramid was created for visualizing the organization of asset classes in terms of risk and size. As Demonocracy explains, the Liquidity Pyramid was created during the time… Read More

China Launches First Domestically-Built Aircraft Carrier

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Exactly one day ago, we reported that “China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier will soon launch in Dalian, Liaoning Province for drills and trial voyages, putting to the test proprietary technology meant to further Beijing’s expansion in the South and East China seas.” A dock at the Dalian shipyard was being filled with water Sunday… Read More

Visualizing The US Debt Ceiling (In $100 Bills)

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The United States owes a lot of money. For now, there is no debt ceiling – it has been suspended – but in 10 days that changes, and who knows what happens then. For some context as to just how much money the US owes – and what the debt ceiling looks like – Demonocracy… Read More

World's top 10 gold mining companies – 2016

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The price of gold broke a three-year losing streak in 2016, but the focus of the world’s top gold mining companies in terms of output continued to be on cost-cutting and divestment (with varying degrees of success) which led to a decline in production for most of the sector’s majors. Preliminary gold production by the… Read More

FBI Allegedly Investigating Mayor of Berkeley, CA For Inciting Riot And Ordering Police to Stand Down – CNN Doing Damage Control

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Last night, domestic terrorists on the UC Berkeley campus successfully barred conservative gay Jew Milo Yinnopoulos from expressing his opinion, after Antifa-incited riots closed down a speaking engagement. CNN – by the way, is in full propaganda damage control mode over this. Check out the CNN app notification popup: And an article on Milo:   Are you kidding me?  As fires… Read More

How I Became a Gold-Bug

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My father was Hugo Salinas Rocha -“Salinas” was his father’s surname, and “Rocha” was his mother’s surname; the custom of using both parents’ surnames is universal in Latin America. Father was a successful merchant in Mexico City, and in the 1930’s he ran a store in downtown Mexico City. The store belonged to a company… Read More

The Political Left’s Shmoo Theory Of Education

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Submitted by Matthew McCaffrey via The Mises Institute, “Uneducated” is the favorite insult and excuse of the political left. In the past year alone, for example, a lack of education among voters has been used to explain each of the left’s electoral failures, as well as to dismiss criticisms of its people, policies, and institutions.… Read More

Banks

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Bank stock prices are a primary indicator of how the economy is performing. Before the 2008 crisis, bank share prices started to decrease. An indication of an improving economy, is an increase in these bank share prices. More credit given out to companies and individuals, resulting in credit growth, which in turn indicates economic growth.… Read More

ABSA NewGold ETF

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ABSA NewGold ETF is one of the largest privately held fund in gold in the world. NewGold was listed on the ETF sector of the JSE Stock Exchange in 2004. Today, the fund is the largest ETF in South Africa. Since its listing, it has performed well as an investment, and out performed the South… Read More