Salvini is the Real Deal in Italy’s Fight With Brussels

The latest moves by leader of The League, Matteo Salvini, confirm for me that he is the real deal. By nominating another hard-ass Euroskeptic as Finance Minister, Giovanni Tria, Salvini proves he's not some feckless (the word of the day apparently) swamp-dweller.  Rather, he's a smooth and dangerous political opponent for the powers-that-be in Brussels. … Continue reading Salvini is the Real Deal in Italy’s Fight With Brussels

Interview: Fault Lines – Making Sense of Italy’s Turmoil

Did a 20 minute segment with Lee Stranahan (@stranahan) and Garland Nixon  (@GarlandNixon) on their excellent show, Fault Lines on Sputnik Radio this morning. We discussed as much of Italy's troubles as you can fit into that time frame. https://www.pscp.tv/w/1kvJpWbpvEVGE To support more work like this and get access to exclusive commentary, stock picks and … Continue reading Interview: Fault Lines – Making Sense of Italy’s Turmoil

China Holds the Cards in Trump’s Trade War

The Trump administration continues to play hardball games with China on trade.  The latest news has China angry over Trump going forward with 25% tariffs on an array of Chinese goods after having reached a deal earlier over phone-maker ZTE. As Bloomberg notes, the announcement by Trump, which seemed to tear up an agreement reached only 10 … Continue reading China Holds the Cards in Trump’s Trade War

Private Blog – Italy and the Euro

Big day here in money-land.  The European Union has proven to be exactly what it appeared to be, an authoritarian nightmare of Orwellian proportions. I have a new Private Blog post up for Patrons covering what to do about this and how to profit from it. If you aren't a Patron follow that link and … Continue reading Private Blog – Italy and the Euro

Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – A Coup in Italy, No Country for Old Elitists

The political crisis in Italy may not be unfolding exactly as I expected but it's pretty damn close.  President Sergio Mattarella will go down as the Man That Broke the EU, with his idiotic justification for nullifying the coalition government formed by The League and Five Star Movement. Mattarella announced this on Sunday in order to … Continue reading Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – A Coup in Italy, No Country for Old Elitists

The EU Strikes Back – Italy Coalition Rejected

Italian President Sergio Mattarella just blew up the European Union.  His refusal of the coalition agreement between The League and Five Star Movement threw the best chance for the EU to face its burgeoning political crisis before it became a full-blown sovereign debt crisis. With U.S. and U.K. markets closed today the full force of … Continue reading The EU Strikes Back – Italy Coalition Rejected

Review – Solo: A Star Wars “Story”

There wasn’t any one moment in Solo: A Star Wars Story where I noticed myself saying, “Yup, I’m on board with this.”  Because that moment didn’t occur.  Instead, like any good movie Solo wins you over naturally, almost effortlessly. And before you know it you are simply along for the ride to see where everything … Continue reading Review – Solo: A Star Wars “Story”

Private Blog: Contagion Risk is Now a Reality

I have a new Private Blog post up for my subscribers on Patreon discussing the ramifications of today's big news out of Spain and how that's spilling over into Italy. If you'd like to subscribe to the Private blog head over to my Patreon to sign up for it and the Gold Goats 'n Guns … Continue reading Private Blog: Contagion Risk is Now a Reality