The Big Picture

Macroeconomics, Socioeconomics, Geopolitics, Business and Government, Secular Trends and Big Picture Themes

The Fed Feedback Loop

By Jim Rickards In a word, the Fed has failed in its mission to restore robust growth to the U.S. […]

Behind Closed Doors at the IMF

By Jim Rickards Jim RickardsThe Washington, D.C., area is thick with secret agencies with“three-letter names,” such as CIA, FBI, NSA […]

Does It Matter If China Cleans Up Its Banks?

By Michael Pettis I’ve always thought that Shirley Yam of the South China Morning Post has a great nose for […]

What’s Coming Is Going to Be a Mess

  By Jim Rogers The last two months alone have seen Britain leaving the European Union, terror attacks, cop killings, […]

The Elements of Value

  Eric Almquist John Senior Nicolas Bloch When customers evaluate a product or service, they weigh its perceived value against […]

London Property Market Feels the Pressure

While there are signs that the National UK housing market hasn’t lost too much steam during August and the early […]

Big U.S. brokerages chase the rich in departure from retail roots

By Olivia Oran and Elizabeth Dilts | NEW YORK Big U.S. brokerages are redefining the term “wealthy” in their pursuit […]

The Next “Lehman Moment”… Coming in 2017?

  By Michael Covel Michael Covel is the author of five books: including the international bestseller, Trend Following: Learn to […]

Inflation: An X-Ray View of the Components

By Jill Mislinski, Here is a table showing the annualized change in Headline and Core CPI, not seasonally adjusted, for […]

Here’s who holds the world’s $60 trillion in sovereign debt

By Business Insider, The world’s governments now have around $60 trillion in debt which is then sold to investors as bonds. So […]

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