Category: Financial Markets

Financial Markets
Chris MacIntosh

When All Else Fails, Raise Hemlines

Saudi Arabia The arrival of cinema (after a 35-year ban), comedy shows, woman driving. What the hell is happening? At this rate, within a few months Saudi woman will be tottering around in lululemon and enraging the clerics via Instagram in their yoga pants. I could think of worse things.

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A Gift From The Oldies

I bumped into a friendly bloke at my local gym last week. Jim is his name. Jim tells me he just started because, and I quote, “my doctor says I’m going to die unless I do something”. Now, I assure you it doesn’t take a doctor to figure this out. One

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Financial Markets
Chris MacIntosh

Elon Musk Pulls An ICO

First up, this beauty received by one of the crew here at HMS Capitalist Exploits: Marketing an ICO… Killer! The Tesla ICO Speaking of ICOs, last week something amazing, breathtaking, and revolutionary happened. We had another ICO… the very first of its kind. An Initial Car Offering. Pundits said it was an unveiling

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The Year Was 1989…

These folks were probably worth more than Justin Bieber. And this guy was still alive… and even though dressed like a peacock, amazingly popular. 1989 was also the year the Japanese stock market topped out. Background Most economic crises are the result of an economic boom which leads to investors

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Financial Markets
Chris MacIntosh

Special Drawing Rights Becomes Mainstream

Bollocks! Hi there, I’ve been hearing a lot from private bankers lately (they’re always trying to flog you product), though the topic being discussed amongst themselves is that of the SDR going mainstream, and they’ve been asking my opinion. We don’t have to look far to understand why. End of

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Financial Markets
Chris MacIntosh

Where To For Gold?

Regular readers know I’m a big fan of discrimination. As such, I choose my friends wisely. I chat regularly with a select group of friends and colleagues whose particular areas of expertise and intellect I value deeply. Sometimes we agree… and sometimes we don’t but always the thought process is extremely

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