Million dollar bag ladies

This week a used handbag was sold at auction in Hong Kong for the equivalent of US$222,000. Apparently, these days, …

US stocks: Are you feeling lucky?

The world’s biggest ever initial public offering (IPO) of company stock has just taken place in the USA. Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), …

Untitled (Bubble)

(Oscar Murillo) painted something called “Untitled Burrito”, which to the lay eye would seem to be a bunch of yellow …

What goes up must come down

So far in 2014, investment assets have looked in the mirror and done the exact reverse of 2013. What was …

Is China about to crack?

“Here be dragons” was the phrase that medieval map makers used to describe uncharted territories. Despite China’s massive economic opening …

Dr. Strangelove central bankers

Why central planning is M.A.D

An open letter from To: Developed country governments Cc: Developed country central bankers Dear Vote Seekers, I was born half …