Nick Hubble

Nothing but a crisis union

If neighbourhood cats keep fighting, then putting them in a bag seems like a bad idea. Unless you’re an EU politician. They want to keep pulling the strings even tighter. Europe’s various countries all have a history of wars. They…

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The clever way to use bitcoin

On behalf of the Southbank Investment Research team, we hope you and your family are well in the aftermath of events in Manchester. If there is any relevant analysis about terrorism to come, it’s not yet an appropriate time. There…

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How private pensions ruin your retirement

Thinking like an economist can be terribly frustrating. Every day people insist that moving water to one side of a bathtub will raise the water level on that side. At least they argue the economic equivalent. Because economic understanding is…

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The investor’s guide to geopolitics

Can you make money from geography? What about politics? How do demographics affect financial markets? This guide will show you how geopolitics create investment trends and profit opportunities. They’re predictable, convenient to invest in and far more interesting than any…

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Opec’s oil shortage

What if half the world’s oil doesn’t exist? It’s a simple question that sounds downright absurd. But it isn’t absurd at all. In 2011 WikiLeaks revealed a series of cables between American diplomats in Saudi Arabia and their government. In…

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The last oil war?

Last week Chinese president Xi Jinping toted his updated Silk Road plans to the world. Thanks to a new age of international Chinese infrastructure investment, trade across Africa, Asia and Europe will flourish. Ports, airports and rail links will be…

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Don’t fall prey to the new Widowmaker trade

Predicting the Japanese bond market will crash is known as the Widowmaker trade. If you take a look at the fundamentals, the conclusion is obvious. A bond market crash in Japan has to happen. But it should’ve happened a very…

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Diversification of death

Konnichi wa from Japan. I’m here looking into Japan’s demographic disaster. And trying to solve it by meeting the potential in-laws. Japan is 20 years ahead of the rest of the world when it comes to demographics. Which puts the…

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