Petrol Increase because Traders Can’t Read

We all know that it’s not actually the message that is important but the way that the words are interpreted by those reading them. Never has that been more important than with Twitter. You only get 140 characters, which might be too much when we read some of the comments on there. But, for others…

BOE October Rate Decision Preview

WHEN Thursday 10th October at 12:00BST (07:00ET) CURRENT CLIMATE The BoE is expected to leave monetary policy unchanged at their October policy meeting on Thursday, maintaining its record low interest rate at 0.50% and its asset purchase facility at £375bln. This meeting comes amid a deluge of positive data from the UK, suggesting that the…

Obamacare: I’ve Started So I’ll Finish

There are people that are like magnates when it comes to raking in the millions and there are some that have an even stronger pull than usual where finances are concerned. As Warren Buffet openly states that he believes that a default on US debt will be catastrophic and that lawmakers in Congress need to…

Darfur: The Land of Gold(s)

Once upon a time there was a conflict that was based upon ethnic origins in Darfur. But the ethno-political struggle has long been passed into the back waters of the country over the past decade as there has been a growing realization that it’s now a question of money and it’s the wealth of the…

USA: Uncle Sam is Dead

Isn’t it wonderful how the US believes (whether that be the citizens or the politicians) that the state will never default on its debt repayments? It’s the unfailing belief that your country will pull through and anyone that says otherwise is always either shouted down or told to go elsewhere. It’s all well and good…

Where Washington Should Go for Money: Havens

As the US government shutdown enters its 7th day today it looks as if we shouldn’t be holding our breath unless we want to go blue in the face in the hope that there might be a compromise or somebody might actually cave in. Talk about sticking to your guns. The Republicans won’t come out…