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Is capital fading away?

13 October 2014 |

fadingAs capitalism enters its late stages, those who have the money no longer have the same power. The low investment returns of the last few years may be a sign of things to come.


Is deflation about to hit Europe?

13 October 2014 |

EuroThere are signs of falling inflation in Europe, which is a concern to the world economy. Attempts to deal with deflationary pressures is part of what caused the global financial crisis.


The era of deflation

01 October 2014 |

SqueezeDeflationary pressures have been felt across the developed world for about two decades. It is an important point to remember for DIY super investors.


Cross currents hit

22 September 2014 |

Cross windThe $A is falling, the stock market is losing this year's gains, and the US markets are in bubble territory. How should it all be interpreted?


The Fed makes the big shift

17 September 2014 |

ShiftThe US Federal Reserve's shift on interest rates is the most important change in the financial markets since the GFC. It will have an effect on investments around the world.


The GFC is still with us

15 September 2014 |

GFCWhen interest rates rise in the US, it will be a test of a fragile global financial system. Because the stresses caused by the GFC remain.


Preparing, badly, for a crash

18 May 2014 |

CrashInvestment professionals are skilled at stating the obvious -- that there is a worrying asset bubble in the global markets. This is hardly surprising considering how much governments have been printing money. But then many are fully invested. Go figure.


Savings "glut": more bull from economists

08 May 2014 |

SavingsThe idea that money is a quantity of "stuff" (a bit like water) is deeply misleading. It leads economists into blind alleys, deceived by their own metaphors. Money is transactions. You can't literally have a "glut" of transactions.


US Fed chief points to more normal world

24 March 2014 | PSI

Business as usualSuper investors can take some heart from the comments of Janet Yellen, the new head of the US Federal Reserve. A return to more "normal" conditions seems in the offing, including, eventually higher interest rates. But dangers still lurk.


Borrowing rises in US

10 March 2014 | Staff reporter

BorrowingThe global financial system is gradually recovering from the GFC. There are signs that private borrowing is resuming in America and the UK. And China remains strong. It suggests that investment conditions are slowly returning to something like normalcy, although dangers remain.


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