Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Louis-Vincent Gave translates geopolitical events of 2016 into investment opportunities for 2017

Louis-Vincent Gave discusses with Erik Townsend:

China Reflation Trade
Is Chinese Growth Rolling Over?
Will Trump Get a Weaker US Dollar?
Brexit and the Future of the European Union
Philippines and Rodrigo Duterte
Rise of the Chinese Empire
India and the Indian Currency System
Opinions on Stocks and Bonds
Investment Themes for 2017
Risks for 2017

I thought the insight into Asia, specifically the Phillippines under Duerte, Xi Jinping's imperial ambitions, and the role of corruption within an developing economy (India) were particularly useful.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Jim Rogers: Macro Outlook in the Trump Era

Jim Rogers incorrectly conflates the current period of US hegemony where we live under a dollar standard with the previous instances of European imperial dominance where global trade and commerce was constrained under a gold standard. Notwithstanding that, it is an entertaining interview, and Rogers' critique of the view that many uncomfortable with immigrants and refugees see them as the other ("their food smells bad, they smell bad") is prescient in the current era.