Chemicals and the Economy

Central banks defy slowing global economy by destroying markets’ power of price discovery
3rd October 2016 by

Markets have one main function in life – price discovery.  If I want to buy, and you want to ...

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Central bankers create debt, not growth, by ignoring demographic reality
26th September 2016 by

The world’s 4 main central bankers love being in the media spotlight.  After decades climbing...

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6 impossible things not to believe about oil before breakfast
12th September 2016 by

 “Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” Oil...

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Investors panic in “search for yield” as interest rates go negative
7th September 2016 by

Its been a great few months for financial markets.  All the major markets have seen gains, as the ...

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You’ve seen the Great Unwinding; get ready for the Great Reckoning
31st August 2016 by

Companies and investors now need to prepare for the Great Reckoning, as I describe in my latest post...

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Pensions crisis finally becomes a mainstream issue
26th August 2016 by

It has been 5 years since we first warned of a looming pensions crisis in Boom, Gloom and the New No...

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Suspense rises as Great Unwinding becomes the Great Reckoning
22nd August 2016 by

“There is a distinct difference between “suspense” and “surprise.”  Alfre...

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Bank of England’s new stimulus policy creates bankruptcy risk for corporate pension funds
12th August 2016 by

The Western BabyBoomers (born between 1946-70), have been one of the luckiest generations in history...

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Investors fear Fed’s outdated theories have hit sell-by date
6th June 2016 by

These are difficult times for companies and investors.  It is becoming more and more apparent that ...

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Central banks head for currency wars as growth policies fail
2nd May 2016 by

The world’s central bankers would have been sacked long ago if they were CEOs running companie...

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