Chris Temple from The National Investor – Wed 4 Sep, 2019

Are Central Banks Shifting Away From Lower/Negative Interest Rates?

We are starting to hear from select central bank members that they think that lower interest rates are not the answer to economic problems. This brings up the question of if we will actually start to see some change to the lower for longer policy that has been in place for decades in some countries. Chris Temple joins me for his thoughts on the matter.

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  1. On September 4, 2019 at 9:21 am,
    markedtofuture says:

    Under The Radar 537-555

    When CNN announced “Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 has disappeared” on a March morning in 2014, Boyd immediately blurted out, “I know who did this.” Horrified, he became an investigator, using his highly toned instincts and perception, along with his memory. Backed up with facts, he saw all the pieces coming together, realizing that hundreds of lives lost were just ‘collateral damage’ for a 55,500 Ton gold heist.

    Even worse, using ancient numerology and researching the main players introduced to him from a nearly-forgotten contact who had described a plan for just how Bitcoin, political turmoil in Europe and the Middle East, and even the world’s economy would play out — drastically changing the world as we know it, in just a few years.

    • On September 4, 2019 at 4:10 pm,
      Nigel says:

      The World Gold Council estimates that all the gold ever mined totaled 190,040 tons, so a 55,000 ton heist would be between a third and a quarter of all the gold in the world…

      • On September 4, 2019 at 8:06 pm,
        markedtofuture says:

        Going by what the world gold council says is like using CNN or MSNBC for a reference.

  2. On September 4, 2019 at 1:11 pm,
    markedtofuture says:

    Burger King Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments In Germany for Delivery and Online

    The prominence of Bitcoin is rising all around the world. Now, the German clients of Burguer King will finally be able to accept Bitcoin (BTC)

    • On September 4, 2019 at 4:07 pm,
      Nigel says:

      if BTC is a store of value and going to be worth a fortune in the future why would you use it now to buy to burgers in Germany when you could use fiat euros?

      • On September 4, 2019 at 5:06 pm,
        markedtofuture says:

        Nigel…do you think digital assets may eventually replace fiat? BTC is the original coin to introduce the system. Others coins and tokens are following it. Each country or company can have its own cryptocurrency if they like.

        How many people stand in line at a grocery store and use fiat? How many pay with a phone or card? People use cash and pay no fees. Why would a government or the bankers allow something like that? Cards through banks make vendors pay a transaction fee for their goods. Do you think the Rothchild’s own some BTC?

        Since governments can’t control everything fiat, why not slowly introduce a digital monetary system. Why not pay for goods and services with your phone by automatically subtracting taxes and fees that are collected on the spot and get transferred to the appropiate parties? The bankers get their cut, the governments get their cut and everyone lives happily ever after.

        • On September 4, 2019 at 7:22 pm,
          Nigel says:

          Hi there, thanks for your reply. To answer all the questions you raise would require a rather long essay so i’ll try and boil it down a lot.
          Not saying I’m right or wrong just my opinion.
          Will digital assets replace fiat? Not sure what the difference you are making there as just because something is digital or crypto doesn’t mean it cant be fiat.
          As to companies issuing crypto isn’t that making things way too complicated, how would I get their currency, what would I exchange for it?
          As to paying with a phone or card that’s still fiat.
          I don’t pay fees whether I pay with cash or a credit card, all the fees are paid by the vendor either deducted from the amount they receive from the CC company or if in cash then paid for in the time taken to count and bag it and the fees you pay the bank for a business account. BTC also has transaction fees which can overwhelm small transactions.
          Your final point about the idea of automatically subtracting taxes etc. is interesting and I had not seen that before. The issue there would be that while it might work for a standard sales tax it wouldn’t work for any other tax i.e. tax on profits as you wouldn’t be able to tell what the net profit was.
          At the end of the day every system has it’s flaws and government will always find a way to get its taxes.

          • On September 4, 2019 at 7:58 pm,
            markedtofuture says:

            Will digital assets replace fiat? Not sure what the difference you are making there as just because something is digital or crypto doesn’t mean it cant be fiat.

            It is the same just digitized.

            As to companies issuing crypto isn’t that making things way too complicated, how would I get their currency, what would I exchange for it?

            It is converted from your fiat through an exchange.

            Vendor does pay all the fees.

            BTC user fees can be higher. There are faster and cheaper digital currencies such as DigiByte DGB or Stellar Lumens XLM.

            All stocks & bonds will be moved to the blockchain. Fees will be charged by the broker such as TD Ameritrade. Templeton Funds.

            A good example of a crypto deducting multiple fee’s as you use them would be Hedera Hashgraph. They are called micropayments. Smart contracts can be used with the ETH or Tezos blockchain.

            Tezos pays around a 5%-7% yield through a process called baking or delegating. Tezos type of crypto will replace investments for pension funds that require a return.

          • On September 4, 2019 at 8:34 pm,
            markedtofuture says:

            The easiest way to learn about Tezos is to join their Telegram. You sign up for free. They have a lot of smart technical posters that explain things or will provide a link to get the information you are looking for. They are sitting on 650m in reserves. XTZ their coin is around $1 as they are fighting some ambulance chasers because a couple investors didn’t wait for price to come back. One of the Admins moderating the channel is a lawyer and keeps folks updated. Coinbase exchange (sticklers for being above board) just listed them for staking – delegating.

            Telegram link

          • On September 4, 2019 at 9:36 pm,
            Nigel says:

            I agree moving all stocks and bonds to the blockchain makes sense. As to company-specific currency I cant see how me changing fiat for their currency is a net positive to me as I would then rely on the company to remain in business while they could spend my fiat straight away. I’ll take a look at Tezos, thank you for the link

  3. On September 4, 2019 at 1:20 pm,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    Humm…….One less……
    By Peter Hobson and Pratima Desai
    Wednesday, September 4, 2019

    LONDON — The London Metal Exchange’s gold and silver futures are being thrown into doubt with the imminent resignation of Societe Generale as a market maker threatening to deepen a decline in trading activity, three sources said.

    SocGen, one of five lenders that partnered with the LME to launch the contracts in 2017, is expected to resign shortly as a market maker, taking the number of banks committed to offering tradeable prices to two — Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, the sources said.

  4. On September 5, 2019 at 6:46 am,
    Temple says:

    Uh – oh … The Cartel must be back from their summer vacation — here comes a BIG SLAM! TAKE COVER!!

    • On September 5, 2019 at 9:42 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:


  5. On September 5, 2019 at 9:45 am,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    Pope must have called a meeting………. 🙂