Russia Raises Rates to Raise Stability

2018 has not been kind to the Russian Ruble.  Despite a improving macroeconomic statistics and a widening positive balance of trade the Ruble has lost more than 10% versus the dollar so far this year. So, the recent decision by the Bank of Russia to surprise everyone and raise interest rates 0.25% seems like a … Continue reading Russia Raises Rates to Raise Stability

Destroying Trump Destroys More than America

The “Resistance” has morphed into the “Lynch Mob.” Having successfully been gaslit into believing Donald Trump is everything from a bad joke to a Russian spy, the Progressive left in the U.S. are embracing all the totalitarian impulses their grabby little hands can find as they climb the Cliffs of their Insanity to remove him … Continue reading Destroying Trump Destroys More than America

Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – The Bullying Will Continue Until the Empire is Restored

As I talked about on Friday's livestream, the panic among the elites is palpable and their actions to try and hold back the popular repudiation of their control systems are increasingly erratic and desperate. It is a reflection of Donald Trump's own style in some respects, who is using this to sow chaos domestically while … Continue reading Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – The Bullying Will Continue Until the Empire is Restored

Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – The Hills are Alive with the Sounds of Panic

The theme for this livestream is panic.  Panic is building everywhere among the elites that believe they run the world. From the mass banning of Alex Jones to chill the forums of political speech to the coordinated media attacks on Turkey's financial system to bring that country low and back into the U.S.'s sphere of … Continue reading Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – The Hills are Alive with the Sounds of Panic

How to Invite a Crisis – Turkey Provokes Asian Realignment

Turkey has declared independence from Washington D.C.   The post-World War II international order is reaching the end of its shelf life.  With every day that passes where President Erdogan is not removed from power or Turkish banks don't fail, is another day for Turkey to shake its fist at the U.S. for its fomenting a … Continue reading How to Invite a Crisis – Turkey Provokes Asian Realignment

Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live — Sanctions, Sanctions, Sanctions

In real estate everything comes down to location, location and location.  In geopolitics, everything comes down to leverage, leverage, and more leverage. The U.S. has financial leverage over much of the world through the use of economic sanctions.  And with each passing day the evil of The Magnitsky Act and its progeny shows itself upon … Continue reading Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live — Sanctions, Sanctions, Sanctions

Lira Collapse To Jump the Mediterranean

The Turkish Lira crisis is fundamentally different than the Russian Ruble crisis of 2014/15.  This one has contagion risk. Back then no one was worried about the fall of the ruble having spillover effect.  If Sberbank failed, it wouldn't jump to Europe.  Then again, there was little worry about that since the Russians had more … Continue reading Lira Collapse To Jump the Mediterranean

The Curious Case of Bill Browder

"Deserve's got nuthin' to do with it." — William Munny, Unforgiven A couple of weeks ago I told you the first U.S. Civil War was here. What I didn’t tell you was the face of that Civil War is Bill Browder. Browder was responsible for The Magnitsky Act. It handed our government insane sanctions powers on individuals and … Continue reading The Curious Case of Bill Browder