September 23, 2019

The sad news of the demise of the UK's oldest travel operator did not come as a surprise, except for those unfortunate souls either out of the country or worse, about to depart. Already social media is awash with cries of "I bet they blame BREXIT" and I think they prob...

July 8, 2019

Hopefully the title has not put you off reading this first effort in a week; Canadian economist Campbell Harvey developed his "yield curve model" at university - 3 recessions ago.

This indication tool has predicted every major recession since the 1960s and relies on US...

June 18, 2019

Just received Facebook's Libra White Paper so digesting it today before making any direct comment. For today I will focus on the news first announced a couple of weeks ago and what it might mean for us all.

Like many I was surprised to learn of the project but it did no...

June 17, 2019

Powered by the revolutionary innovation Blockchain Technology, crypto-assets are in the process of transforming the global economy for the better. A new kind of internet was born in 2008 which facilitates the free and secure exchange of value with anyone, anywhere in...

June 11, 2019

...not a sprint. Sound familiar?

Today I bring news of the system adopting ever more aggressive tactics to suppress its citizens by using a combination of fear and subtlety.

First, HMRC. Having suffered personally I read with interest a story quoted recently by the excel...

June 7, 2019

Nothing heavy today dear reader! Just a few items I would ordinarily pass over but as its Friday...

If you fancy spending $9,800 to $55,800 on a nice new watch then check out the "Encrypto" range by Franc Muller. CCN reports that these watches provide a built in cold st...

June 6, 2019

The news that Facebook is to launch its own cryptocurrency was both shocking and exciting; shocking because until very recently it had banned all advertising daring to mention the dreaded word "crypto", exciting because this firm will never reach the 2.38 billion Faceb...

June 3, 2019

Do you remember what was taking place in August 2008? The 29th Olympic Games opened in Beijing and the domain was registered. In January 2009 Slovakia officially became the 16th member of the Eurozone and adopted the euro; also that month the Bitcoin Networ...

May 30, 2019

It is easy to dismiss the financial revolution now underway, as nonsense or something which will be stopped by the government - the latter a friend loves to throw at me whenever we meet! Nobody can predict the future but I am sure that with Facebook now launching their...

May 28, 2019

For those of us around before the millennium, Ian Drury and his Blockheads added to pop culture late 70s with the above catchy song - millennials can google it or Youtube it!

Todays entry is the first in a series which is aimed at promoting the countless number of reaso...

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