Current Affairs/Politics
Chris MacIntosh

LTCM, The GFC and Covid-19. THIS Connects all Three

“It is the certainty that they possess the truth that makes men cruel. -Anatole France, novelist, essayist, Nobel laureate (1844-1924)” LTCM You may not remember it but for finance geeks we either remember, or have heard of the debacle that was the giant bond trading hedge fund Long Term Capital Management  that grew from  $1.25 billion at launch to over $100 billion in under 3 years! Admittedly I was still at high school trying to ogle teenage girls cleavage when

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Bitcoin
Jon de Wet

Colliding Brain Cells with a Savvy Venezuelan (Part 2)

For those of you tuning back in and for those of you freshly reading this anew, we continue to travel into the mind, the history and background of a Venezuelan, that for privacy reasons we shall call Carlos (which according to a non-descript website during a quick Google, is widely viewed as Venezuela’s most popular boy’s name). Carlos is widely travelled, an early investor in Bitcoin and other alternative assets, and is an avid believer in individual sovereignty.

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Why are Commodities so Damn Cheap?

Relative to the S&P 500, commodities are the cheapest they’ve been in more than 50 years. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated a global paradigm shift that had already begun to take place. Investors that are prepared today stand to make significant profits. In this article and video I discuss: The financial paradigm shift that will reform the global landscape; Why commodities are about significantly rise in value; How investors can take advantage of this to make huge returns; and The

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Coronavirus – It’s Not Heart Disease, It’s A Plane Crash

Cardiovascular disease kills over 17 million people annually. It’s the main cause of death globally apparently. I thought it was stupidity but now Google tells me no, it’s “CVD”. Cardiovascular disease. So much for that then. Looking deeper we find what causes it. Too much macaroni cheese, and donuts, which actually means I was right all along. Stupidity IS the main cause of death. Furthermore, we know what we can do to stop it. Buy a pair of running shoes

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Colliding Brain Cells with a Savvy Venezuelan (Part 1)

In this article we travel into the mind, the history and background of a Venezuelan, that for privacy reasons we shall call Carlos (which according to a non-descript website during a quick Google, is widely regarded as Venezuela’s most popular boy’s name). Carlos is widely travelled, an early investor, trader and educator in BTC and other alternative assets, and is an avid believer in individual sovereignty. In part one of the interview we will be kicking into some stories of

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Resources
Jamie Keech

A Look Under the Hood of U.S. Shale Oil Production with Scott Lapierre

“We have always known that shale oil wells decline fast… but the reality is, they decline even faster than expected.” Scott Lapierre has spent the last 25 years working in the oil industry as a petrophysicist. He worked for Halliburton, ConocoPhillips, and Pioneer Natural Resources before going on to start his own E&P Company, PCORE Exploration. PCORE raised $100 million in private equity from Natural Gas Partners to exploit what Scott discovered to be “the secret” to a profitable fracking

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One problem – Two Solutions…and two Verrry Different Outcomes.

My son’s 15.  Son: Dad can you help me?Me: Sure what?Son: my bike’s got a punctureMe: So fix itSon: Can you help me?Me: I can, but I won’t.Son: Urghhh (rolling eyes) He knows…trust me he knows. This is not the first time A few minutes later Son: MomMom: YesSon: Can you help me fix my puncture?Mom: Ok honey.Me: Nooo!Fight discussion ensues. I win….this time. Whew. 20 minutes later. Punctures fixed. Who fixed it?  Well it wasn’t me – and it

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