Money Matters

We’ve just passed the 85th anniversary of Black Tuesday, the pinnacle of the Wall Street Crash, when 16 million shares were traded in one day. Have economists, central banks and…

Is the Fed a Cult? - Part 3

Friday, 14 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 46 By Paul Gambles Co-founder of MBMG Group
In my previous article I wrote about why the Federal Reserve is beginning to look like a cult, with its dogmatic beliefs in a system which, to the outsider, clearly…

Is the Fed a Cult? - Part 2

Friday, 07 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 45 By Paul Gambles Co-founder of MBMG Group
In my previous article I wrote about why the Federal Reserve is beginning to look like a cult, with its dogmatic beliefs in a system which, to the outsider, clearly…

Is the Fed a Cult? - Part 1

Friday, 31 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 44 By Paul Gambles Co-founder of MBMG Group
Neo-classical economics: An approach to economics that relates supply and demand to an individual’s rationality and his or her ability to maximize utility or profit. - Investopedia1 The Fed is…

Gross profits or Gross negligence?

Friday, 24 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 43 By Paul Gambles Co-founder of MBMG Group
“Through the Total Return Fund & other strategies, Bill has created more value for more investors than anyone in the history of our industry” - Douglas Hodge, PIMCO CEO June…

Making the right choices

Friday, 17 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 42 By Paul Gambles Co-founder of MBMG Group
Finance can be a complex business. That may not be the most controversial statement you read today, but it is something frequently overlooked. To start with, there is no single…
In times like these, when governments are carrying too much debt, there’s one thing of which we can be certain: they’ll be tempted to use taxes to try to balance…
Last week I was down at CNBC in Singapore for an interview on what’s going on in the world of finance. It’s been too long since I’ve been down to…
For a number of years there have been plans at the Board of Investment (BoI) to change its criteria for the kind of business it wishes to assist. This June…

Thailand Q2: getting there, just about

Friday, 19 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 38 By Paul Gambles Co-founder of MBMG Group
If you spent any time in the UK in the 1980’s, you may be familiar with the national railway operator’s telling slogan, “We’re getting there”. How quickly was a detail…
As you may have seen, the Thai government has officially announced that it is cracking down further on expats who regularly extend their stay in the kingdom by going on…
If we are to believe certain analysts, the US is in the midst of a stock market boom, which began on 3rd September 2009.1 Should that be the case, will…
Boomers: France Given its culture of low levels of credit and the predominance of fixed-rate mortgages, it would be natural to assume that house prices in the Republic evolve slowly.…
When it comes to investment, one obvious place to put money is in bricks and mortar. Despite the global financial crisis (GFC), house prices have continued to rise in some…
When localizing the global economy to nation-state level, there is understandably often a clear link with a country’s history. Despite its modernization, Thailand has such a link, which to a…
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