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European Power Grid in Serious Trouble

The German power grid crashed on three separate days during June which was so critical, it required neighboring countries to come to its rescue to prevent a total [...]

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PRIVATE BLOG – What’s Wrong with Silver 

PRIVATE BLOG – What’s Wrong with Silver  Private blog posts are exclusively available to Socrates subscribers. To sign-up for Socrates or to learn [...]

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EU Assigments Legarde to Replace Draghi & Ursula von der Leyen to Head EU

Christine Lagarde will replace Mario Draghi come the end of his term. Of course, the IMF has not been entirely supportive of Draghi’s policies. But she is [...]

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Happy 4th of July – Which was Supposed to be July 2nd

There are only a handful of people throughout history who I admire and wish I could have shaken their hand. Thomas Jefferson was one of them. The Fourth of July is [...]

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When Bonds Become Money

QUESTION: You said the “crash is in the debt markets”. Can you please explain how that will evolve? Liz M. ANSWER: Once upon a time before 1971, there [...]

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Market Talk – July 3, 2019

ASIA / AUSTRALIA: China responded to the UK’s criticism of its handling of Hong Kong by telling them that they should not interfere in “domestic affairs.” The [...]

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The Democratic Debates

QUESTION: Would you care to comment on the Democratic debate? EH ANSWER:  There was really nothing to comment on. The polls show Joe is at about 41%. The [...]

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Hong Kong Peg & Riots

Civil unrest is continuing to rise in Hong Kong after crowds of mask and helmet wearing demonstrators fled the area to escape hundreds of riot police firing tear [...]

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Australia Lowers Rate to Historic Low of 1%

The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut the official cash rate for the second month in a row to 1%. As we head into the turning point of the Economic Confidence Model [...]

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Market Talk – July 2, 2019

ASIA / AUSTRALIA: The government of China has told Hong Kong the actions of the protesters who stormed and vandalized Hong Kong’s legislature was “totally [...]

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