Blog/Basic Concepts

Wash Trades & Manipulation

QUESTION: Marty; How effective are Wash Trades in manipulating markets? There are people now suggesting that gold has been suppressed because of wash trades. [...]

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Understanding a New World Order in Economics Is Possible

I have been doing a lot of interviews in Germany, from TV and radio, to newspapers and magazines. It is clear that they are starting to get the message that this is [...]

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Understanding the Reverse Side of the Flight to Quality

QUESTION: I’m having trouble reconciling your call between the next downturn (due to start in 2015.75 and your call on the Dow potentially doubling or more.  [...]

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Creating Market Depth: The First Step in Creating an Economy

Exchange at Amsterdam Some people have difficulty rationalizing selling something they do not yet have. Of course, nobody complains when they buy contracts in the [...]

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Fractional Banking v Matched Funding

Banking has existed from the earliest of times and has taken many forms from safe deposit storage, money changers, merchants with the ability to move money [...]

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26-Year-Old Exposes Fraud of Piketty

A year ago, Thomas Piketty, 43, was the most sought after economist of his generation. With weighty arguments about capitalism’s increasingly unequal income [...]

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