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Investments, trends and recommendations (Jun)

Gold, Bitcoin: Focus on traditional investments // Yen, the first pawn to fall? // End of combustion engines in 2035 // Oil: The rise continues Gold, Bitcoin: Focus on traditional investments For the markets, a (long) period of mistrust and uncertainty is definitely setting in. Between inflation and rising rates, against a backdrop of heightened […]

Investments, trends and recommendations (May)

Financial markets: Back to reality // Cryptos: Seizing opportunities // Art Market: Options for all types of buyers // Lithium: Mining and processing, two different investments //  ______________________ Financial markets: Back to reality Netflix’s recent setbacks[1] in the financial markets and Saudi Aramco’s performance in overtaking Apple[2] as the world’s largest market capitalisation are two […]

Investments, trends and recommendations (Feb)

Meta/Facebook: Complications in sight Mark Zuckerberg’s life has never been more complicated. Even he is questioning his free advertising-based model[1] and is moving towards a Netflix-like model. Officially, he is facing a crossfire of regulations, a shrinking subscriptions base, the arrival of Web3 challenging all his fundamentals, and more recently the loss of a quarter […]

CBDC 2020-2025: A timeline of the global shift to digital currency

This geographical timeline and ranking has been developed primarily on the basis of researches carried out by the Atlantic Council (CBDC Tracker) and Madhvi Mavadiya (published in finextra). Based on this data, we have attempted to position the prospects of central bank digital currency (CBDC) projects over time. The creation of a digital currency essentially […]

Issues and strategies to rescue the global dollar in the era of the great monetary paradigm shift

The Fed published last month a timid report assessing the risks and opportunities of developing a central bank digital currency (CBDC).[1] The document, marked by caution and patience, insisted that it was by no means a launch announcement and that nothing would be undertaken without clear and strong government and public support. With sharp divisions […]

2022-2025 – Global Monetary Dislocation

The monetary paradigm shift initiated around 2014 by China as part of the dual trend of “multipolarisation + digitalisation” is now launched at full speed. The followed paths are various, leading mid-term (2022-2025) to a global monetary dislocation with four main categories mentioned further below. The end of capital immobilisation The economy needs consumers. States […]

Investments, trends and recommendations (May 2021)

Crypto-currencies: Maximum mistrust // Dollar : Standardisation // Technology stocks: Too virtual // Iron ore: Volatility in sight // Oil: Agility, security //  If the “back to basics” trend that we have been observing for several months starts to dominate, as our research on energy and commodities seems to suggest, here is a new set […]

Investments, trends and recommendations (Febr 2021)

– > Currencies: Landslide – > Oil: Fire-exposed – > Raw materials: Heavy stuff – > Big Tech: Turnaround in sight – > Pharma: Run away – > Beijing Olympic Games: Benchmark   Currencies: Landslide According to our team, there is little doubt to be seen in the downward trend of the US dollar in […]

What future for Bitcoin if inflation occurs in 2021?

It’s time to update our “money digitalisation” trend. If everything has taken the direction we anticipated two years ago, [1]  these experiments seem to have a hard time coming out into the open: . The digital Yuan is in the live-test phase in certain cities, such as Shenzhen – which as pilot-city is highly compatible […]

Organised Crime, Terrorism, Espionage and Hackers… – Should we be Afraid of an Underworld Resurgence?

Last month, thanks to our junior team, we explored the mysteries of the cyber world. This first visit was very fruitful and is already taking us to a new set of anticipations. Criminal and terrorist organisations, secret surveillance-intelligence-operation agencies, communities of hackers, dealers… the fauna that populates this shadowy world is far from advised company. […]

Investments, trends and recommendations (Jun 2020)

Oil: Displacement of another centre of gravity China, the largest importer of oil, is about to finalise the security of its energy supply system. Its strategy is based on the diversification of resources (nuclear in particular), but as oil remains key to the stabilisation of the world economy, there is no question of leaving it […]

The World After: The emergence of the Sovereign Digital Citizen

Digital data is the new black gold; the adage is familiar, but the stakes involved less so. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has achieved a two-year digital transformation within two months, says Satya Nadella, head of Microsoft. [1] In fact, the numbers are dizzying: before the health crisis, the Zoom videoconferencing platform had some […]

Investments, trends and recommendations (May 2020)

Insurances – The end of the system as we knew it According to Lloyd’s of London, the insurance industry will have to pay out $203 billion this year and professionals reckon that this pandemic represents the biggest catastrophe their sector has ever suffered. This economic crisis will be coupled with an existential crisis linked to […]