Category: World Out Of Whack

What Would You Do?

Kyrgyzstan: Does this place become Venezuela or Hong Kong? Or something in between? My buddy Kuppy was just there on his way through to look for opportunities in Greece. What he found was pretty interesting… not least because to a certain extent the question above matters less than you might imagine.

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We Have Met The Enemy… And He Is Us

Warning: I’m going to jump all over the show today. Live with it. When your umbilical cord was severed, and you’d only just entered this world, you had approximately 100 billion brain cells. At some point in the future (hopefully very distant), an old man in sturdy boots and a trench

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Warning: Danger Lurks Here

We have a situation where the market is becoming increasingly lopsided at a blistering pace in favour of passive indexing, ETFs and low-vol ETFs over hedge funds with smart active strategies. Read our latest thoughts on what’s likely to result in the coming years…… Read More

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World Out Of Whack: Electricity YAY!

The news of fossil fuelled cars being banned by 2040 has tree-hugging beardies everywhere rejoicing because they will, once and for all, get rid of all those ghastly baby-seal-murdering bastard oil and gas executives. But did anyone stop to think what actually powers Electric Vehicles? Hint: it’s not unicorns and rainbows. We look at this absurd situation from the point of view of an investor…. Read More

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World Out Of Whack: Cubed!

When I set out over a year ago to just once a week highlight one element of absurdity (because it is absurdity which often leads to asymmetry and thus profits) on this ball of dirt we call home, it was inevitable that I wouldn’t have much trouble in finding things

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World Out Of Whack: China Launches Official Investigation Into US Intellectual Property Practices

If you’ve a business built on IP, then may I suggest that looking NOW, ahead of trouble, for the best domicile could well provide you with the best ROI you’ll ever get. In this week’s World out of Whack we examine the lunacy of trade wars on IP, and what the underlying reasons may be for the latest spat between the U.S. and China…. Read More

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World Out Of Whack: Ruskies, Sanctions, And Bitcoin – Coincidence?

Has Bitcoin just become a geopolitical tool in an increasingly politically fractious world? We look at how and why Russia is moving forward with cryptocurrency both in mining and blockchain development. The $100m investment into mining follows blockchain technology being reportedly viewed as a “promising tool to assist Russia in diversifying its economy beyond oil and gas” by President Putin…. Read More

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