The Bank of England is worried about Private Credit Markets – good to know they’ve heard of it! Their concerns are valid, but it’s a market very different to banking and doesn’t share the same systemic risk triggers. Its full of opportunity!
Saxo Bank’s Outrageous Predictions are great fun, but the reality is 2024 is going to be about Elections, Oil and Energy Prices, Conflict and how China plays these three forces. China will dominate 2024 – for all the wrong reasons.
“I think there is a world demand for about five computers” Yesterday IMB announced a new breakthrough in quantum computing. One day Qubits will make crypto obsolete. A new revolution in computing is coming, and it could well be IBM that leads it!
Gold has hit new record dollar levels – reflecting not just current uncertainty, but also the de-dollarisation narrative and it’s attractions as an inflation and market hedge, and long-term value. It’s worth keeping an eye on.
Farewell Alastair Darling and Shane MacGowan. COP 28 has been getting pushback from activists upset big-business is attending. That’s possibly the best thing for the planet if the commercial sector embraces the challenges and opportunities raised by climate change!
Expectations of early interest rate cuts are high, especially as recession signals are set to rise through Q1 2024. Will Central Banks stay the course and normalise interest rates, or will be take the easy option of further low interest rate distortion?
Charlie Munger has left us a deep well of investment advice – pithy quotes we can all learn from. Pay attention and remain deeply, deeply sceptical. Meanwhile, the fact bond rates are falling does not mean the global economy is fixed. It means trouble ahead.
Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson is set to cross the Atlantic in a plane powered by unicorn farts. It’s marketing smoke and mirrors. The reality is Sustainable Aviation Fuel is an evolutionary dead end. Solving the Air Travel issue will require lots of capital.
Events of the last few weeks highlight a new instability for markets. The Rise of the Right has implications in terms of investment priorities, law and markets, bonds and currencies, multiple consequences and the future outlook for economies.
“In yacht racing there is no second.” Sports has become a major investment sector in recent years. An increasing number of funds are focused on sporting opportunities. The appeal, and the possibilities to monetise fans and events is rising. Why invest?