There’s no question we are living in uncertain times. The COVID-19 pandemic has led many national governments to take draconian measures to protect their populations, forcing businesses to shut down and people to stay at home. Most of the economy in most parts of the world has been shut down.
Introduction: Pandemics and Their Impact on Markets At the time of writing, the number of Coronavirus cases globally stands at 598,000 cases (28,000 deaths), with the US comprising of 100,000 cases (and over 1,500 deaths). This pandemic has been one of the most brutal and shocking events of our
“It is better to have and not need than to need and not have.” - Franz Kafka Underlying Conditions That Could Cause a Crisis I first wrote this guide in 2008, as the financial markets started to fall apart. I had concerns that the fiat fractional reserve monetary system could collapse,
Bitcoin had a pop in price of almost 5% following the assassination of Qassem Soleimani, a major Iranian Official. Gold, long considered a safe haven asset, also had an uptick of about 1.5% on the news. While gold is still the most favored hedge against geopolitical uncertainty, the question of