In our time, people consider bank deposits to be — somewhat — ‘guaranteed’. Of course, nothing material about speculative assets can be ‘guaranteed’. The other day, EWI explained why bank deposits are de facto speculative investments and why any guarantees pertaining to them are based on shaky grounds (at best!). See below for the video narration of the article.

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An update of the weekly Federal Reserve balance sheet charts for 9/6/11. There are only three weeks to go until the end of QE2, and the market is getting rather jittery…

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Jim Rogers was a busy man yesterday, interviewing at RT America, Fox News (Glenn Beck) & FSN. He talks about the US debt ceiling, the ratings agencies, inflation and trends in asset prices.

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