That Qatar Fundraising Was Fine – Barclays Not To Be Charged

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It would appear that the saga is over. Barclays is not to be charged over the Crash induced refinancing they gained from Qatar. That...

Many Theories Are Right About – Because There Are Many Reasons For – Investing

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There are myriad theories concerning the hows and whys of peoples' investing. It's extraordinarily difficult to narrow it all down to one or two...

Two Absurd Claims About Lending And The Great Crash

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The Observer's business editorial really outdoes itself today with two fallacious claims about bank lending and recessions, crashes and even the Great Crash. It...

The FT Entirely And Completely Misunderstands AIM Tax Breaks

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If only the country's main finance and economics newspaper was written by those with a smattering of knowledge about finance and economics. Not something...

Valbury Capital Really Should Go Bust Here – Allowing a £3.8 Billion Futures Position?

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This is a fun little story. Bloke decides he's going to trade futures as an individual investor - a dumb decision to start with....

There’s An Obvious Answer To Fractional Reserve Banking – It’s A Useful Fraud

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It's entirely true that fractional reserve banking is a fraud, a Ponzi, it's simply outrageous how credit, or wide money, is created. Murray Rothbard...

At Least Erdogan’s Son In Law – Turkey’s New Finance Minister – Has Run...

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It's possible to view Turkey as retreating - advancing if you prefer - to something like the power and economic status it had as...

A Tad Stalinist – John McDonnell Insists Ex-Lehman Staff Can’t Have An Anniversary Party

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We've always known that John McDonnell has more than a touch of the authoritarian about him. But this is merging into a full blown...

Turkey’s Proof That Speculation Is A Zero Sum Game

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A useful little proof from the current Turkish shenannigans that speculation, as speculation itself, is a zero sum game. Whatever is made by one...

An Interesting Thought – Has Elon Musk Breached Securities Laws By Making Tesla Announcements...

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There's at least an arguable case that Elon Musk has breached securities laws by announcing various Tesla plans and ideas upon Twitter. One final note...