Investments

A Sales Pitch for Buying Gold

With returns on other assets at historical lows gold has become highly attractive to investors. After a stellar performance over the past few months gold has found its way back into the headlines, with market prices rising above $2000 an ounce for the first time in August. Having increased some 50% in value since the beginning of 2019, the precious… Read More »A Sales Pitch for Buying Gold

Getting paid to borrow: The phenomenon of negative-yielding debt

The phenomenon of negative interest rates explained. The current situation outlined. Some of the likely consequences for global financial markets and economies in general. Imagine a world in which the basic laws of physics are turned topsy-turvy and gravity is no longer working. You wake up to see your furniture hovering in front of your eyes. This is a rough… Read More »Getting paid to borrow: The phenomenon of negative-yielding debt