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Gold-to-oil ratio peaks as the Perfect Storm nears

Hereafter an interesting graph tracking how many barrels of oil that a single ounce of gold can buy. This ratio has never ever been this high. For the last 30 years, when the ratio of gold-to-oil spiked, something systemically serious occurred. Either energy crisis, recessions or wars.    Graph sources from zerohedge.com Please read our … Continue reading

Infographic: The Bitcoin Universe Explained

This Visual Capitalist infographic (see link) explains the wide ranges of the Bitcoin universe.  

Gold and Oil contradict VIX Index on terror attack warnings

A research by Stefano Fugazzi (ABC Economics) – Having previously observed that the VIX Index seems to be able to somehow prewarn the financial markets of upcoming major acts of terror – with the Chicago-based “fear” index rising in all observed instances (9/11, Madrid and London bombings, Charlie Hebdo and Paris Attacks) –  we now … Continue reading

#ParisAttacks L’Indice della Paura VIX ci aveva messo in stato di allerta

a cura di Nik Crepaldi per ABC Economics Dietro alle stanze segrete degli operatori di borsa professionisti e delle sale operative che gestiscono i patrimoni proprietari delle banche di investimento c’ e’ un lento adagio che recita:” tutto ciò che ti serve sapere e’ nei grafici e’ tutto scritto li ” Potrebbe anche interessarti: THE … Continue reading

Persistent low oil prices to put out of business 1 in 4 firms

Stefano Fugazzi (ABC Ecocnomics) – According to Bloomberg, last week we witnessed the biggest surge in US energy credit risk since December 2014 with the index breaking into the 1,000bps – as shown in the graph below: Why is the US energy credit risk on the rise? According to Bloomberg, falling oil prices are putting under pressure not … Continue reading

The geopolitics of the Scrooge McDuck Universe

Once upon a time when there was a wave of duck and mouse immigrants from the Southern regions of the Scrooge McDuck Universe, the Italian Uncle Scrooge used to strike a deal with Peg-Leg Pete (who used to share his tent with a few Amazons): infrastructures in return for fewer, if any, ducks and mice … Continue reading

Perché non bisogna fidarsi troppo delle svalutazioni competitive

prefazione a cura di Stefano Fugazzi (ABC Economics) – Nel novembre 2012 sulle pagine di Investire Oggi pubblicai un controverso articolo nel quale criticavo, a mio modo di vedere, l’eccessiva fiducia riposta, da parte di alcuni economisti e commentatori, nelle cosiddette “svalutazioni competitive”. Secondo questi, la semplice restaurazione della sovranità monetaria e la conseguente svalutazione fornirebbero ai … Continue reading

Fugazzi: 5 anni di divulgazione economica in 10 articoli

Carissimi amici lettori, Sebbene il sottoscritto abbia iniziato a commentare ed analizzare la crisi in corso nell’estate 2011, il mio primo articolo di un certo spessore “risale” – ed è il caso di dirlo – a quasi esattamente cinque anni fa quando per una rivista di nicchia rielaborai un modello sociologico, adattandolo al contesto macroeconomico … Continue reading

How would a slowdown in China affect the UK economy?

Hereafter an extract from Bank of England’s latest Inflation Report (released on 5 November 2015) describing how a slowdown in China would affect the UK economy. Bank of England – Chinese growth has slowed significantly in recent years, from annual rates of around 10% before the crisis, to around 7% currently. Growth is projected to continue … Continue reading

Causes and consequences of persistently low interest rates

Interest rates are at historic lows in advanced nations around the world and markets expect them to stay low for years. This column introduces the 17th CEPR-ICMB Geneva Report on the World Economy, “Low for Long? Causes and Consequences of Persistently Low Interest Rates”. Written by four world-renowned macroeconomists, the report suggests that real interest … Continue reading

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