A significant increase in life expectancy during the 20th century has been one of the greatest achievements for society. Better living standards, more nutritious diets, access to cleaner drinking water, success in the fight against infectious diseases and advancements in science have all contributed to the increase in life expectancy. Continue reading “Should you rely on a state or government pension? The impact of underfunding, lower bond yields and changing demographics”
Can Governments really afford higher interest rates?
Governments around the world have close to $80 trillion in debt. As interest rates begin to rise globally we explore if governments around the world can really afford higher interest rates. We will write about the impact of rising interest rates on individuals/households and corporates/businesses later. Continue reading “Can Governments really afford higher interest rates?”
What do Central Banks with zero or negative interest rates do with their (freshly printed) money?
At the outset, here are the countries whose Central Banks have zero or negative interest rates, Continue reading “What do Central Banks with zero or negative interest rates do with their (freshly printed) money?”
A New Kodak Moment (Cryptocurrency, what else?), Greece pays lower interest on bonds than the US
Kodak – the company which once was the leader in photography, went bankrupt in 2012 and was reborn as a company focussing on commercial imaging has launched the KODAKCoin cryptocurrency and a platform called KODAKOne that leverages blockchain. Continue reading “A New Kodak Moment (Cryptocurrency, what else?), Greece pays lower interest on bonds than the US”
Are cryptocurrency holders visionaries? Plus crypto mining vs real world mining and more
We covered cryptocurrency basics here – now we explore a few other things. Continue reading “Are cryptocurrency holders visionaries? Plus crypto mining vs real world mining and more”
Cryptocurrency Basics (before we ask the big questions)
What are Cryptocurrencies?
Cryptocurrencies are digital currencies that can be exchanged just like “normal” currency. Continue reading “Cryptocurrency Basics (before we ask the big questions)”
This Time it is Different
“If I could wake up in a different place, at a different time, could I wake up as a different person?” – Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
Some things never change, they just become different. This time it is different. Continue reading “This Time it is Different”
Coming Early 2018!
Not too long to go, this time it is different. Continue reading “Coming Early 2018!”