August Market Insights by James Thorne: The Case for Deflation

The Case for Deflation: Central Banks & Princes of the Yen Download this article as a PDF. “Central banks have the power to create economic, political and social change.” — Princes of the Yen, 2003. In his book, Princes of the Yen, Richard Werner warns us to never underestimate the central bank’s ability

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July Market Insights by James Thorne

Meme Stocks, Millennials and The Fourth Turning Download this article as a PDF. “We are the middle children of history…raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very

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June Market Insights by James Thorne

Welcome to the Matrix: Cryptocurrencies   Download this article as a PDF.   “Denial is the most predictable of all human responses.” — The Architect, The Matrix, 1999. In The Matrix, one of the top cyberpunk movies of all time1, the protagonist, Neo, is offered the option of a red

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May Market Insights by James Thorne

Breaking Bad: Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) Going Mainstream   Download this article as a PDF. “Now say my name…Heisenberg.” – Walter White, Breaking Bad (Season 5, Episode 7). According to the Urban Dictionary, to “break bad” is to reject social norms for one’s own gain, regardless of the legality or ethics. Breaking Bad[1] – the

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