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Insights October 17, 2019 Alasdair Macleod

Money and the theory of exchange

Evidence mounts that the global credit cycle has turned towards its perennial crisis stage. This time, the gathering forces appear to be on...

Insights December 13, 2018 Alasdair Macleod

Gold - A Perfect Storm For 2019

This article is an overview of the principal factors likely to drive the gold price in 2019. It looks at the global factors that have develo...

Insights July 11, 2019 Alasdair Macleod

A whale is accumulating silver futures

Silver’s recent price performance has been disappointing. Normally, it is almost twice as volatile as gold, so when the gold price rises 1...

Insights August 10, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Cryptocurrency - its status as money

The cryptocurrency craze is fascinating to an economist, or at least a student of catallactics, because it is a test of the theory of exchan...

Insights April 16, 2020 Alasdair Macleod

The looming derivative crisis

The powerful forces of bank credit contraction are at the heart of a rapidly evolving financial crisis in global derivatives, whose gross va...

Insights September 21, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

The forthcoming global crisis

The global economy is now in an expansionary phase, with bank credit being increasingly available for non-financial borrowers. This is alway...

Insights September 03, 2015 Alasdair Macleod

The danger of eliminating cash

In the early days of central banking, one primary objective of the new system was to take ownership of the public's gold, so that in a crisi...

Insights August 15, 2019 Alasdair Macleod

Inflationary financing and GDP

This article demonstrates that only government borrowing in the US and UK drives GDP growth. This surprising conclusion is confirmed by long...

Insights January 02, 2020 Alasdair Macleod

Gold’s outlook for 2020

This article is an overview of the economic conditions that will drive the gold price in 2020 and beyond. The turn of the credit cycle, the...

Insights August 29, 2019 Alasdair Macleod

Negative interest rates and gold

The reason for persistent strength in the price of gold can be found in the changing relationship between time preference for monetary gold,...