Living Dangerously

Goldmoney Insight Regular readers of Goldmoney’s Insights should be aware by now that the cycle of business activity is fuelled by monetary policy, and that the periodic booms and slumps experienced since monetary policy has been used in an attempt to manage economic outcomes are the result of monetary policy […]

Alasdair Macleod – Gold’s Monetary Rehabilitation

Published on Goldmoney Insights  May 31, 2018 There is a quiet revolution taking place in the monetary vacuum that’s developing on the back of the erosion of the dollar’s hegemony. It is perhaps too early to call what’s happening to the dollar the beginning of its demise as the world’s […]

Artificial intelligence, or can machines think?

Published by Goldmoney Insights – May 03, 2018  Artificial intelligence (AI) is seen as both a boon and a threat. It uses our personal data to influence our lives without us realising it. It is used by social media to draw our attention to things we are interested in buying, […]

Silver Struggling To Go Lower

Market Updates –  April 06, 2018  Over the week, gold and silver ended up little changed, having rallied strongly on Monday, and drifted thereafter. Gold was unchanged from last Friday’s close to stand at $1325 in early European trade this morning, and silver 3 cents lower to stand at $16.32. […]

Why A Dollar Collapse Is Inevitable

Goldmoney Insights – April 05, 2018 “Naturally, the smooth termination of the gold-exchange standard, the restoration of the gold standard, and supplemental and interim measures that might be called for, in particular with a view to organizing international credit on this new basis, will have to be deliberately agreed upon […]

Is Democracy Dying?

Goldmoney Insights –  By Alasdair Macleod The Death Of Democracy Anyone who thinks democracy doesn’t matter may be in for a rude shock later this year, when we know the result of America’s mid-term elections. The Deep State is on course to take control of Congress. If this happens, it […]

How quickly will the dollar collapse?

Goldmoney Insights January 04, 2018 This might seem a frivolous question, while the dollar still retains its might, and is universally accepted in preference to other, less stable fiat currencies. However, it is becoming clear, at least to independent monetary observers, that in 2018 the dollar’s primacy will be challenged […]

China to start trading in oil futures settled in yuan on 18 January

As you know, the yuan oil future contract has been a very important topic, and I was one of the first analysts to anticipate their introduction. See here for the back story. This is a major development, and follows a meeting announced by the Peoples Bank of China: “ On […]

Inflation v Deflation – State Finances

Goldmoney Insights     December 07, 2017 There is a general belief, and that is all it is, that state finances fare better in an inflationary environment than a deflationary one. This perception arises from the transfer of wealth from lenders to the state through a devaluation of the currency, which occurs […]

Cryptos may destabilise fiat

The assumption in some quarters is that crypto-currencies will replace gold as money, or at least challenge it. This is an error borne out of a misunderstanding of catallactics, or the theory of exchange. It also ignores the fact that beyond a few European countries and North America, gold is […]

Gold, Goldmoney and Mene

Gold, ornamentation and money: that was the sequence of events. Man discovered gold, found it malleable, durable and attractive. It was first used for ornamentation, then as social economics evolved into the division of labour, its value as ornamentation and its physical properties made it the most enduring medium for […]

America’s Stagflation

The accumulation of monetary policy errors by the Fed is increasingly certain to culminate in the credit crisis that always marks the end of the credit cycle. Credit crises are the result of globally coordinated monetary policies nowadays, so the timing of the forthcoming crunch is not only dependant on […]

Why economists cannot forecast recessions

The purpose of this article is to draw the widest attention to the chronic inability of the economic establishment to forecast recessions. Next time you hear an economist make a prediction on mainstream media, your default assumption should be he or she is simply wrong. Why do I allege this? […]

Time for a new gold standard for Asia

Over half the world’s population, living in the Eurasian land mass, understands that gold is money. The leaders of the Asian nations also know that this is true as well. The leaders of the security and economic alliance of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, which now incorporates most of these peoples, […]

How gold can rescue pensions

The World Economic Forum, in conjunction with Mercers (the actuaries) recently estimated that the combined pension deficit currently stands at $66.9tr for eight countries, rising to $427.8tr in 2050. The eight countries are Australia, Canada, China, India, Japan, Netherlands, UK and US. Of the 2016 figure, $50.5tr is unfunded government […]

Debts, Bastiat and modern economics

Published on Thursday, 25 May 2017 09:49 Written by Alasdair Macleod There is a well-worn conundrum told about a stranger, who walks into the hotel in a remote, sleepy village in Mexico, and reserves a room for the night, paying 1,000 pesos in advance. The innkeeper rejoices at this unexpected […]

End of empire

“Already, China dominates world trade. Her own economy is already significantly larger than that of the US on the PPP estimates. While being the largest consumer of raw materials, China also exports more finished goods by value than any other country.”… In last week’s Insight article, America’s Financial War Strategy, […]

America’s financial war strategy

Abstract America’s renewed desire to escalate military tensions is a front for America’s continual financial war, this time directed at North Korea, Syria and possibly Iran. This is likely to be the opinion of China’s strategic advisors. We analyse the geopolitics and economics behind America’s war strategy from China’s perspective, […]

Brexit triggered

GoldMoney Insights March 30, 2017                                                    And why Britain should succeed in the negotiations This is the week that Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty was […]

Using gold as money

Goldmoney’s Personal, Business, and Wealth products are among the first to achieve recognition as compliant with the new Shariah gold standard,… …established by the Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions, AAOIFI, in conjunction with the World Gold Council has developed the Shariah standard on gold, which can be […]