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MAJOR RISK OFF IMMINENT TO APRIL

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Illustration 1: Bitcoin price (from inception 2010 to present) Asianmacro had been busy trading and had not posted and shared any views for 2 weeks till today (*where I made 3 posts within… Continue reading

Good and Bad EUR notes … they are not the same!

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Asianmacro had the pleasure of living and being based in Europe for a period in the past.  The best thing of the Eurozone had always been hassle free travel across one country to… Continue reading

Capital Controls and Safe Havens

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 Illustration 1: ”Bank run” on AIA Singapore office in September 2008 Even in staid Singapore that is always seen as a safe haven, there was a ”bank run” on AIA Singapore office in… Continue reading

Getting shafted in Cyprus … Who’s next?

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PETROS KARADJIAS / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Cypriots line up to use an ATM machine outside of a Laiki Bank branch in Larnaca, Cyprus, on Saturday 16 March 2013.  But there is no cash… Continue reading

Wither Singapore

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Illustration 1: S’pore Outstanding Car loans (monthly) 2004 to present …  why the 10% spike in 2012 after years of decline? You lose respect for money once you decide to buy a car… Continue reading

Beware the Ides of March

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The Ides of March (Latin: Idus Martii or Idus Martiae) is a day on the Roman calendar that corresponds to March 15. It was marked by several religious observances, and became notorious as the date of the assassination of Julius… Continue reading

Dow 36,000 is back … Time to party like it’s 1999 !

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Remember James K. Glassman? Well if you don’t, you might just remember the book ”Dow 36,000” that came out in 1999, back in those days when Pets.com was all the rage and any… Continue reading

MAGIC is in the air over S’pore … and Chinese Divorces are spiking

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*People crowd into the Nanjing Municipal Real Estate Trading Centre looking to sell property ahead of a new capital gains tax. Chinese couples are divorcing so they can sell their properties tax-free, and… Continue reading

World without worries … when Laos, Vietnam, Dubai & Ghana rules!

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*Illustration of top 10 best & worst performing equity indices out of 95 traded stock markets tracked by Bloomberg worldwide Not too long ago, elections in Europe or debt ceiling worries or spending… Continue reading

To Oz or not to Oz

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Illustration 1: Australia has one of the highest foreign ownership at ~80% of its government bonds.  By comparison, the figure is ~50% for U.S.A. and ~9% for Japan.  Asianmacro is using the lull… Continue reading