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What Can the Fed tell the Market it Does Not Already Know?

Overview: The softer than expected US CPI drove the dollar and interest rates lower, while igniting strong advances in equities, risk assets, commodities, and gold. Calmer market conditions are prevailing today, and we suspect that in the run-up to the FOMC meeting, a broadly consolidative tone will emerge. The dollar is mostly softer, but within yesterday’s ranges. Only the New Zealand and Canadian dollars among the G10 currencies are softer. Emerging market...

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Gold is money – everything else is credit!

What physical precious metals investors can expect 2023 and beyond Throughout the better part of 2022 there has been one question that has consistently, and predictably, popped up in conversations with my friends, clients and readers. Those who know me and are familiar with my ideas are well aware of my position on precious metals and the multiple roles they serve, so I can’t blame them for them for being curious whether I still “stick to my guns” in this...

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Swiss food giant Nestlé to open new factory in war-torn Ukraine

Nestlé plans to create about 1,500 additional jobs in Ukraine. Keystone/Laurent Gillieron The Swiss multinational Nestlé says it will invest CHF40 million ($42. million) to launch a new production facility in western Ukraine. The world largest food and beverage company is one of very few international companies to announce new investments in Ukraine since Russia invaded the country in February. A senior Nestlé manager described it as a important move in a...

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Swiss Producer and Import Price Index in November 2022: +3.8 percent YoY, -0.5 percent MoM

14.12.2022 – The Producer and Import Price Index fell in November 2022 by 0.5% compared with the previous month, reaching 109.2 points (December 2020 = 100). Lower prices were seen in particular for pharmaceutical and chemical products as well as for petroleum and natural gas. In contrast, petroleum products became more expensive. Compared with November 2021, the price level of the whole range of domestic and imported products rose by 3.8%. These are the results...

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And So It Begins: Digital Currency Becomes Possible in our Future

In mid-November, while the whole world was focused on the Ukraine crisis, the US midterms or whatever other “big story” the media decided was more important, a truly momentous shift took place in the global financial system. It might seem like a small step on the surface, but it has the potential to bring about a real and possibly irreversible sea change in the way we use money; or better said, the way it uses us. As Reuters reported on the 15th of November, “Global...

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Tax Cuts Do Not Cause Inflation. Printing Does.

The narrative to attack any tax cut and defend any increase in government size is reaching feverish levels. However, we must continue to remind citizens that constantly bloating government spending and increasing the size of monetary interventions are some of the causes of the widespread impoverishment of the middle class. Constantly increasing taxes and diminishing the purchasing power of the currency is wiping out the middle class in most developed nations....

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US CPI ahead of FOMC Outcome Tomorrow

Overview: The dollar softer against the G10 currencies ahead of today’s CPI report and the FOMC meeting the concludes tomorrow. Emerging market currencies are most mixed. The Hungarian forint leads the complex with around a 1% gain on news of a preliminary deal struck with the EU. The South African rand is the worst performer, off around 0.8%, as impeachment proceedings against Ramaphosa proceed. Global equities are mostly higher today after the strong advance seen...

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BX Swiss: Test Trades in Swiss Francs via a Decentralized Public-Blockchain.

Together with major Swiss banks, the Swiss stock exchange BX Swiss is taking the financial market infrastructure for tokenized securities to the next level. In a test, trades on BX Swiss were settled for the first time directly in Swiss francs via a decentralized public-blockchain. The test was conducted as part of a proof of concept under the auspices of the Capital Markets Technology Association (CMTA). In the process, structured products were issued by the Swiss...

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BX Swiss: Test Trades in Swiss Francs via a Decentralized Public-Blockchain.

Together with major Swiss banks, the Swiss stock exchange BX Swiss is taking the financial market infrastructure for tokenized securities to the next level. In a test, trades on BX Swiss were settled for the first time directly in Swiss francs via a decentralized public-blockchain. The test was conducted as part of a proof of concept under the auspices of the Capital Markets Technology Association (CMTA). In the process, structured products were issued by the Swiss...

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New Swiss rail timetable expands offer to tourist regions

The GoldenPass Express direct line now allows passengers to travel from Montreux on Lake Geneva to Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland without changing trains. © Keystone / Peter Klaunzer Swiss Federal Railways has launched a new timetable, which offers more regional services and direct links between eastern and western Switzerland, and additional connections to popular tourist regions. From Sunday, trains run every two hours directly between Romanshorn, in canton...

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