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Here’s a list with the most frequently asked questions about Capital & Conflict. If you have any more questions, you can e-mail us at cs@southbankresearch.com or reach us by phone at 0207 633 3620.

Q: What is Capital & Conflict?

Capital & Conflict is an investment publication from Southbank Investment Research. The content is free, and investors can access it either by visiting our website (www.capitalandconflict.com), or via email, by subscribing to our daily newsletter.

When you read Capital & Conflict, it’s like having direct access to some of the world’s leading financial economic experts. Award winning City fund managers, best-selling financial authors, traders, brokers and entrepreneurs. Our mission is to arm you with the insights and ideas you need to help make better, more profitable investment decisions. We do this every single day. And it’s 100% free of charge.

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Q: What kind of content do you publish? 

We go beyond the typical finance and investing news content that readers can get from any mainstream financial news site. We don’t give you the news, we tell you what that news means, and explain why it’s important to you from an investment perspective. But here’s the most important thing of all: We tell you how to use this information both to profit and to protect your wealth.

Our topics go from investing in gold and silver, property, geopolitics, Brexit and central banks to bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

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Q: Who are your editors?

Southbank Investment Research counts with a diverse team of editors and researchers, each of them specialised in different investing strategies. Sometimes, you will find that the advice of one of our experts collides with that of other, but that is because we do not have an editorial line.

In our team you will find insights from Charlie Morris, Akhil Patel, Sam Volkering, Tim Price, Nick Hubble, Bill Bonner, Boaz Shoshan, Nick O’Connor and Dan Denning, among others.

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Q: Who is behind Capital & Conflict?

Capital & Conflict is published by Southbank Investment Research, a company part of The Agora Inc., which is the biggest network of independent economic publishers in the world.

Along with our free newsletter of investment in technology, Exponential Investor, Southbank Investment Research publishes several premium newsletters, where our experts and insiders give specific advice to investors, as well as books from its authors.

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Q: Why should I sign up for the Capital & Conflict newsletter?

The Capital & Conflict website is always available as a helpful source of financial insight and market analysis. But if you’re not signed up for the newsletter, you’re missing out on access to our selection of free reports, exclusive to Capital & Conflict subscribers. Subscribers are also the first to hear about the special offers that we periodically provide for Southbank Investment Research content, before anyone else.

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Q: How do I sign up for the Capital & Conflict newsletter?

You can sign up for Capital & Conflict by clicking here.

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Q: How often will I receive Capital & Conflict?

Capital & Conflict comes to your inbox each weekday morning. Every day, a new issue updated with the latest global developments is distributed to our readers.

You’ll also receive bonuses like the Weekend Edition, which highlights that week’s most important stories.

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Q: How does Capital & Conflict work?

  1. You come to CapitalandConflict.com for the latest financial insight.
  2. You’re welcome to sign up for our free daily newsletter.
  3. Our issues will then be sent directly to your inbox on a daily basis.
  4. The daily issue provides you with in-depth investment-focussed analysis of the main geopolitical and economic affairs so you know how to protect and expand your wealth.
  5. We encourage you to read and respond to our experts’ opinions. At the end of each article is a link inviting you to give feedback. You can send your comments and thoughts directly to the editors.
  6. Occasionally we will forward along special opportunities from Southbank Investment Research, in the form of videos and reports. Sales from these products allow us to publish Capital & Conflict for free. But you are never under any obligation to buy anything.
  7. Should you ever wish to discontinue your subscription, every issue of Capital & Conflict provides an “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom. Simply click on it and your name will be removed from our subscription list immediately.
  8. Otherwise, you’re free to enjoy Capital & Conflict for as long as you like, free of charge.

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Q: How can a Capital & Conflict subscription be free?

It is completely free to sign up for our daily newsletter, which will be delivered to your email inbox each morning.

We are able to provide our free publications in exchange for your willingness to receive supplemental e-mails with information on our other subscription services and products. In addition, we make money by selling our premium content.

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Q: What do you publish on Southbank Investment Research?

Global-investing gurus write for Capital & Conflict. Some of these experts also manage their own trading or advisory service for Southbank Investment Research – premium services that allow them to provide high-end investment analysis and advice in their area of expertise.

They recommend investments, maintain their own portfolios and provide their subscribers with commentaries and investment “alerts” that contain specific buy and sell recommendations. If you find that you really enjoy the commentaries, analysis or recommendations of a particular editor – be it Sam Volkering, Ahkil Patel or Eoin Treacy, amongst others – we encourage you to build on that relationship by subscribing to that expert’s advisory service.

You can find out more and sign up for any or all of these services by clicking here.

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Q: What is the War on Cash?

The War on Cash refers to the efforts of some central banks and national governments to reduce the importance of physical cash as a payment method. Its aim is to reach a cashless society where all transactions are electronic, hence traceable and accountable.

The advocates of the cashless society claim that by taking physical tender out of circulation, it would be more difficult for criminals and terrorists to launder or counterfeit money. By eliminating these illegal transactions and the anonymity of cash, tax revenue would go up. The first step to achieve this is the demonetisation of high denomination bills, as seen in several countries, like India.

New payment methods, like Apple Pay, PayPal and NFC, along with the surge of cryptocurrencies and the trend towards using online banking, are progressively decreasing the importance of physical cash. This comes with the added risks of these digital transactions to be hacked, which is one of the main concerns of the cybersecurity industry.

Critics are also concerned that making all transactions through the banking system would mean savers have no other choice but to rely on bank accounts that are subject to potential financial turmoil.

By making all transactions traceable, governments, banks and third parties would have absolute access to the expenses and consumption patterns of the whole population, which is a breach in personal privacy. As all the money of the nation would be deposited in bank accounts, central banks and government could potentially impose unorthodox monetary policies to stimulate or slow consumption, like negative interest rates or currencies with an expiry date attached.

Wealth manager and financial editor Tim Price defined the War on Cash as the spearhead of the Financial Martial Law, under which governments and central banks would aim to totally control the money supply and could potentially confiscate savings in order to bail out banks in trouble.

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Q: How do you conduct your research? Are you a licensed advisor?

Southbank Investment Research features a number of successful financial experts who have significant experience as investors and research professionals. Our research stems from decades of first-rate, hands-on experience. Southbank Investment Research’s panel of experts consists of bestselling financial authors and renowned economists, as well as top trading coaches, successful entrepreneurs, and City veteran fund managers.

However, Southbank Investment Research does not provide personal investment advice, brokerage services or manage anyone’s money. You should contact your broker or investment advisor before making any financial decision based on the information provided to all subscribers.

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Q: What are the risks?

Any investment contains an element of risk. There are some risks that an investor can control, and others they can only guard against. General economic factors, inflation, market value fluctuations, and general conservatism are all risks to every investment. It is important to make well-judged investments based on thorough research in order to minimise your risk. It is also important to speak with a financial advisor in order to better understand these risks and market terminology to help assist you in making better decisions for your long-term portfolio.

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Q: If I want more information, whom may I call?

You can reach us by phone at 0207 633 3620.

A customer service representative can help with any questions you have about Capital & Conflict and Southbank Investment Research. You may also e-mail us at cs@southbankresearch.com.

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