Market Analysis: US Dollar, Euro, Pound & Gold

This will be the first market analysis I’ve written here. I’m prompted by a number of people who have asked me “…so where do I invest?” As we come into the end of October – which has been a seminal month – it seems people are beginning to crane their necks, to find themselves standing in the shadow of something very big. This is manifesting in panic and confusion, and will continue to do so. The ‘big thing’ manifests, in an undeniably material sense, in 2017. By the end of 2017, it is probable that wherever you are, is where you’ll stay, and whatever you have, is what you’ll have. We’re in the final weeks where access to resources and global travel is relatively unimpeded, and there remains time yet to gather all you need. This includes money.

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France’s Hollande Reveals “Tsipras Wanted To Print Drachmas In Russia”

From ZeroHedge

putin-popcornConfirming what we noted in 2015, French President Francois Hollande revealed that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras wanted to print Drachmas in Russia.

As details, in a book “Presidents should not talk about such things” Hollande speaks about a conservation he had with Russian President Vladimir Putin in summer of 2015, the peak of the Greek crisis before the government surrendered to the European lenders.

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Can You Be Homeless And Feel ‘At Home’?


One of the most pernicious mechanisms of modern life is the Mortgage. Why? Yes, we already know that a mortgage is debt, and debt is a form of slavery – this should not be news to anyone. The Mortgage leverages the human desire for a home, with gainful employment, which is the most precarious form of labour.

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Central Bank of Liberia Puts New Banknotes into Circulation

Monrovia – The Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) Thursday commenced the distribution and issuance of the newly printed Liberian dollar banknotes.

The new Liberian dollar banknotes are being distributed to commercial banks and other financial institutions throughout the country to serve customers who may wish to exchange mutilated notes for the new Liberian dollar banknotes.

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Reserve Bank of India to issue new notes


The Reserve Bank of India will shortly issue ₹ 20 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi Series-2005, with the inset letter ‘R’ in both the number panels, bearing signature of Dr. Urjit R. Patel, Governor, Reserve Bank of India, and the year of printing ‘2016’ printed on the reverse of the banknote.

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PART II – Designing Local Currencies

indepedent currenciesIn part I, entitled ‘Independent Currencies for Dummies’, I offered a brief overview of the Local Currency sphere. And being a follower of all kinds of economic and social forecasting, I added my view on the FUTURE of Local currencies – a future that I consider to be very positive. Now in Part II, I’m going to discuss the visual design of local currencies…

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Next Generation $5 Banknote Enters Circulation

From Reserve Bank of Australia


Australia’s new $5 banknote enters circulation today. Issuance is being supported by an information campaign to ensure that the Australian public is able to identify the new banknote and its security features.

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Local Currencies Part I – Independent Currencies for Dummies.

indepedent currencies

As Local Currencies are gaining momentum, there’s an increasing amount of resources available for aspiring currency projects. To add to that body of knowledge, I’ve decided to write a ‘For Dummies’ elaboration on Local Currencies. What can I offer that’s new?

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After the Civil War 2.0 – America’s New Dollar

I think America needs an honest discourse with itself; this is the greatest country in the world, by default. But we could actually be the greatest country that ever existed, if we were just honest about who we are and what we are and where we want to go…

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Declare Independence! Start Your Own Currency!

declare_independence_bjorkInspired by Bjork’s song, Declare Independence, this design features a portrait of the singer and song lyrics. This is my first note design to feature paint swirls, which gives it a Pop Art feel, taking the edge of the transgressive sentiment of the song. They’re not actual paint swirls, but Illustrator-generated patterns that come from my experiments with generative and randomized design…

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