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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Visualizing The World’s Gold & Silver Coin Production Vs. Money Creation

Both precious metals and cash serve as safe haven assets, intended to limit losses during market turmoil. However, as Visual Capitalist's Jenna Ross notes, while modern currencies can be printed by central governments, precious metals derive value from their scarcity. In this infographic from Texas Precious Metals, we compare the value of the world’s gold and…

The World’s Most Bearish Hedge Fund Just Did Something It Hasn’t Done In 8...

At the start of 2012 Horseman Global did something which virtually none of its peers dared or would dare to do: it took its formerly 100% equity net long exposure to deep net short, launching an 8 year period in which the fund would be bearish month after month on stocks, yet as the monthly…

Mapping The World’s Nuclear Reactor Landscape

Following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, the most severe nuclear accident since Chernobyl, many nations reiterated their intent to wean off the energy source. However, as Visual Capitalist's Omri Wallach details below, this sentiment is anything but universal - in many other regions of the world, nuclear power is still ramping up, and…

World’s Largest Producer Of Small Gasoline Engines Files For Bankruptcy

Briggs & Stratton Corporation, the world's largest manufacturer of small gasoline engines with headquarters in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, filed petitions on Monday morning for a court-supervised voluntary reorganization under Chapter 11, along with plans to sell "all the company's assets" to KPS Capital Partners.  The Fortune 1000 manufacturer of gasoline engines was able to secure a $677.5 million in Debtor-In-Possession (DIP) financing to support operations…

Mexico Now Has The World’s 6th-Deadliest Outbreak, Passing Spain: Live Updates

Summary: Mexico passes Spain as world's 6th deadliest outbreak Miami-Dade makes mask wearing mandatory in public Texas reports record jump in cases, most deaths in 6 weeks Pennsylvania 4th state to see record jump in COVID-19 cases North Carolina reports record jump in COVID-19 cases Cali orders 19 counties to close Trump does U-turn on…

Brazil Now Home To World’s Third-Largest Death Toll After Another Record Daily Jump: Virus...

Summary: Brazil passes Italy to claim world's third-worst death toll Architect of Sweden's no-lockdown strategy says he has no regrets, and doesn't plan to change approach NY to allow drive-in, drive thru graduations Italy sees more good numbers Pakistan reports record jump NYC won't allow outdoor dining until next month Florida reports most new cases…

All Of The World’s Money & Markets In One Visualization

In the current economic circumstances, there are some pretty large numbers being thrown around by both governments and the financial media. The U.S. budget deficit this year, for example, is projected to hit $3.8 trillion, which would be more than double the previous record set during the financial crisis ($1.41 trillion in FY2009). Meanwhile, the Fed…

“World’s Most Bearish Hedge Fund” Makes Revolutionary Transformation To His Investing Approach

Every trader has heard the age-old saying "don't fight the Fed". Everyone, perhaps with one exception: Horseman Global's CIO, and recently owner, Russell Clark, who has been upping his bearish bets in the face of a relentless liquidity onslaught by the Fed, ECB and PBOC. And in 2019, in his ambition to take on the…

Why The World’s Doing A Double-Take On China’s No-New-Infections Claim

Authored by Richard Bernstein via RealClearInvestigations, China’s announcement this month of nearly a week of no new infections in Wuhan, the hard-hit city where the coronavirus pandemic originated, was both hope-inspiring -- and hard to believe. Medical professionals said the draconian set of policies imposed by the Chinese government – including widespread testing, isolation of…

The World’s Top LNG Producer Is In Trouble

Authored by Cyril Widdershoven via OilPrice.com, Global LNG markets are struggling with a glut of unprecedented levels... International expansion in Australia, Qatar, Mozambique and Egypt, combined with a continuously strong US shale gas export drive, is pushing down prices further. Analysts have warned before that a possible LNG glut could end in tears, but nobody…

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