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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 September 10, 2015 Alasdair Macleod

Equity markets and credit contraction

There is one class of money that is constantly being created and destroyed, and that is bank credit. Bank credit is created when a bank len...

Insights August 13, 2015 Alasdair Macleod

Welcome to the world of ZIRP zombies

Interest rates in the US, Europe and the UK were reduced to close to zero in the wake of the Lehman crisis nearly seven years ago. Initiall...

Insights December 19, 2014 Alasdair Macleod

Derivatives and mass financial destruction

Globally systemically important banks (G-SIBs in the language of the Financial Stability Board) are to be bailed-in if they fail, moving the...

Insights August 24, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Gold – crossing the Rubicon

Gold is challenging the $1300 level for the third time this year. If it breaks upwards out of this consolidation phase convincingly, it coul...

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 December 10, 2015 Alasdair Macleod

India and Gold

The Indian government made headlines recently with its attempts to obtain possession of the gold held by its citizens. It claims it is in t...

Insights December 31, 2013 Alasdair Macleod

Precious Metals in 2014

"Now the New Year reviving old desiresThe thoughtful Soul to Solitude retires" Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Yes folks, it's that t...

Insights December 03, 2015 Alasdair Macleod

The Fed’s in a bind

One can understand the Fed's frustration over the failure of its interest rate policy, and its desire to escape the zero bound. However, si...