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Insights December 22, 2016 Alasdair Macleod

Outlook for 2017

We exit 2016 on a tide of investor optimism. At long last, there will be a businessman in charge of the US economy in the form of a new pres...

Insights December 01, 2016 Alasdair Macleod

Credit cycles and gold

The Trump shock produced some unexpected market reactions, partly explained by investors buying into a risk-on argument,equities over bonds...

Insights November 10, 2016 Alasdair Macleod

Perilous government finances

President-elect Trump stated in his victory speech that he intends to make America great again by infrastructure spending. Unfortunately, h...

Insights November 03, 2016 Alasdair Macleod

Codes of behaviour

Observing America’s presidential election from afar has been a curious experience for foreigners. The next President will be the de fact...

Insights October 27, 2016 Alasdair Macleod

The vexed question of the dollar

There is little doubt that the rapid expansion of both dollar-denominated debt and monetary quantities since the financial crisis will lead...

Insights October 06, 2016 Alasdair Macleod

Trade deals – a global issue

The annual Conservative Party conference commenced last Sunday, and the media focus was mostly about the Government’s stance on Brexit. T...

Insights September 15, 2016 Alasdair Macleod

Why the EU is doomed

We are accustomed to looking at Europe’s woes in a purely financial context. This is a mistake, because it misses the real reasons why th...

Insights September 08, 2016 Alasdair Macleod

The impoverishment of the masses

Feudal and mercantilist economic systems were characterised by the lower orders of ordinary people being enslaved by, or subjected to, the c...

Insights September 01, 2016 Alasdair Macleod

The Fed’s interest rate conundrum

Two weeks ago I pointed out that the Fed is seemingly unaware of early signs of price inflation. You can read the article here. The Fed is...

Insights August 11, 2016 Alasdair Macleod

Why Say’s law is always true

One of my regular readers has raised the important subject of Say’s law, the denial of which both Keynesian and modern monetarists are emp...