Ex Bank of England president Mervyn King: Prepare portfolio to survive big event

Posted: 7th Jun 2016
Author: Willem Middelkoop

Since the publication of his book the End of Alchemy we knew the former Bank of England president Mervyn King does not longer believe in current monetary policies of creating money out of thin air. But in a recent interview for a publication of the World Gold Council he goes even further. Under the title ‘Misguided policies and economic risk’ Read the full article…

Varoufakis: Imagining a New Bretton Woods

Posted: 5th May 2016
Author: Willem Middelkoop

Yanis Varoufakis, a former finance minister of Greece, and currently Professor of Economics at the University of Athens wrote a very interesting piece about the need for a monetary reset, titled: Imagining a New Bretton Woods Because of it’s importance here’s the full text: AUSTIN, TEXAS – The financial meltdown of 2008 prompted calls for a Read the full article…

Emerging Markets Should Go for the Gold

Posted: 5th May 2016
Author: Willem Middelkoop

Kenneth Rogoff, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Harvard University and former chief economist of the IMF (2001-2003) recently surprised investors with his call towards BRICS- countries (Emerging Markets) to buy huge quantities of gold. ‘There has never been a compelling reason for emerging markets to buy into the rich-country case for completely demonetizing gold. Read the full article…

Pimco: Revalue gold to at least $5,000

Posted: 5th May 2016
Author: Willem Middelkoop

On his blog for the Brookings Institution, former Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke has written a series titled “What tools does the Fed have left?” The entries that Bernanke has penned so far discuss three weapons — negative interest rates, targeting longer-term interest rates, and helicopter money — that the central bank can still wield to hit Read the full article…