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Happy Holidays from New Zealand

Happy Holidays from New Zealand

Blooming Kiwi Christmas tree….in Mission Bay near Auckland New Zealand. Happy Holidays everyone! [Continue]

Recession Warning Alarm Bells Start Ringing

Recession Warning Alarm Bells Start Ringing

Warning: Recent Inverted Yield Curve on US Bonds Historically Precedes Recessions Earlier this week (Monday December 3rd, 2018) the yields on the US 3-year and 5-year Treasury and the 2-year and 5-year notes became inverted for the 1st time in 10 years! An inverted yield is defined when the LONGER term debt carries less yield [Continue]

Bad Australian Bank Practices Exposed

Bad Australian Bank Practices Exposed

Royal Commission Uncovers Bad Aussie Bank Practices Australian Mortgage Lending and by association the Aussie housing market could be in for a bit of a bad patch. Banking Royal Commission may have only been going on for a few weeks, but so far Commissioner Kenneth Hayne has heard tales of: Fraud Irresponsible/Lax Lending Forging Signatures [Continue]

China Buys Oil With Gold-Backed Yuan Instead of USD

China Buys Oil With Gold-Backed Yuan Instead of USD

China is the world’s largest buyer/importer of oil (it passed the USA in 2017) and today made their first purchase of oil crude-futures contracts based in gold-backed Chinese Yuan instead of the USD. This creates an Asian oil benchmark and allows oil exporters to bypass USD denominated benchmarks by trading directly in Yuan. In addition [Continue]

Brave Browser is the Best?

Brave Browser is the Best?

The Brave Browser works on all your favorite devices (desktop, Android and iOS), and is open sourced software, which was created by some of the same people that gave the world: JavaScript, Mozilla/Netscape and the FireFox browser. The Brave Browser features: Very fast speeds relative to your current browser: Google Chrome, Safari, Opera and [Continue]

USA Banks Stop Lending to Each Other Causes Concern

USA Banks Stop Lending to Each Other Causes Concern

At of the end 2017 USA Intrabank Loans have fallen to the lowest rate in 45 years–WHY? Yes even lower than right before the 2008 the global financial crisis. The plot thickens — Coincidently less than a day later that chart vanishes from public view and the Federal Reserve Bank states they will stop publishing [Continue]

Houston Flooding Stirs Up Soil Contamination?

Houston Flooding Stirs Up Soil Contamination?

After the flooding from Hurricane Harvey drains way Houston could be facing a huge Environmental Disaster due to contaminated soil being dispersed. Houston, Texas (traditionally a Republican controlled political area) currently has almost zero zoning laws and light-to-nonexistent environmental regulation and perhaps because of that fact the area [Continue]

Tea Tree Oil it’s Better than Snake Oil

Tea Tree Oil it’s Better than Snake Oil

At the risk of sounding like a snake oil salesman, I wanted to share a new discovery of mine, but not so new to many in Australia. Tea Tree, also known as melaleuca, is fairly well-known in many parts of the world and friends from Australia and Russia have mentioned it to me over the years [Continue]

Idioms and Common English Expressions

Idioms and Common English Expressions

A short collection of English Expressions and Idioms that can help with getting a higher score on the IELTS: International English Language Testing System exam (in particular the IELTS speaking test): A leopard can’t change its spots An apple a day keeps the doctor away An offer one can’t refuse Anyway you slice it Appearances [Continue]

IELTS Essay Topics to Study

IELTS Essay Topics to Study

IELTS: International English Language Testing System research results: I thought I would share some of my general topic research information that could help one prepare and pass the IELTS at their required band score. This should help save time so that more energy can be spent on: grammar, vocabulary, listening & speaking skills etc. The [Continue]

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