Russia’s Crypto Rules Betray Early Hopes

I've been pretty vocal about how Russia has seemingly embraced the crytpocurrency craze.  In announcement after announcement this year it looked like the state apparatus in Russia under President Vladimir Putin's direction would be at the forefront of seeing the opportunities for Russia to utilize cryptocurrencies to avoid the worst of the hostility coming from … Continue reading Russia’s Crypto Rules Betray Early Hopes

Italy Dissolves Government Early to Help the EU

In yet another unintended consequence of U.S. tax cuts, Italy’s President officially dissolved parliament yesterday.  This ups the time table for new elections, which were originally thought to happen in May. To forestall the worst effects on voters from the change in capital flow which will begin on Monday when U.S. tax policy changes officially, … Continue reading Italy Dissolves Government Early to Help the EU

Trump Tax Cuts – The Spark That Burns Down the EU

For most of this year I've been wondering what would the spark that would set off a banking panic in the European Union. I know, but what do I do for fun, right? I've chronicled the political breakdown of the EU, from Brexit to Catalonia to Germany's bitch-slapping Angela Merkel at the ballot box.  All … Continue reading Trump Tax Cuts – The Spark That Burns Down the EU

Was Coinbase’s Bitcoin Cash Rollout a Designed Hit?

There's an excellent article over on Breitbart that looks at the details of Coinbase's surprise roll-out of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) as a trading vehicle on their in-house exchange GDAX. It details the whole sordid mess and I would recommend anyone interested in the topic to read it for what it implies.  To me, however, being … Continue reading Was Coinbase’s Bitcoin Cash Rollout a Designed Hit?

If Libs Were Smart They Would Push for Mueller Firing Himself Now

The desperation of U.S. liberals to find some truth in the claims that Donald Trump’s campaign staff colluded with Russian state actors is approaching infinity.  FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s testimony to the House Intelligence Committee all but confirms that the only ‘proof’ the FBI and Special Counsel Robert Mueller have of collusion is the … Continue reading If Libs Were Smart They Would Push for Mueller Firing Himself Now

Private Blog: The Bitcoin Crash

I have a new Private Blog Post up for subscribers, discussing how to deal with this week's carnage in the cryptocurrency space.  To remind you, I was sounding notes of caution all month long that this would be on the table, and why. To gain access to the Private Blog as well as the Gold Goats 'n Guns Investment Newsletter … Continue reading Private Blog: The Bitcoin Crash

Bitcoin Intraday Crashing, CME Futures, No Correlation Right?

Title says it all and the chart I'm about to show you should make it pretty clear that the tenor of the market has changed with the advent of the CME Group opening up Bitcoin Futures contracts. Honestly, I thought they wouldn't have such outright contempt for us to stage their raids every day at … Continue reading Bitcoin Intraday Crashing, CME Futures, No Correlation Right?