William Jennings Trump and the monetary elite

DONALD Trump has been compared with many past politicians – Richard Nixon for his suspicion of the press and Warren Harding for his isolationism are two obvious examples. Steve Bannon, Mr Trump’s alt-right hand man, has just compared him with William Jennings Bryan, who ran unsuccessfully for President in 1896, 1904 and 1908 on the… Continue reading William Jennings Trump and the monetary elite

Real Estate Mezzanine Debt Financing Solutions

How can you get real estate financing if you do not have a long-established relationship with banks? Sadly, since the subprime mortgage crisis traditional banks have become over-whelmed with non-performing loans, numerous lawsuits and more government regulation. Honestly, how can anyone really expect these banks to take on more risk and offer real estate loans… Continue reading Real Estate Mezzanine Debt Financing Solutions

The rise of artificial intelligence is creating new variety in the chip market, and trouble for Intel

“WE ALMOST went out of business several times.” Usually founders don’t talk about their company’s near-death experiences. But Jen-Hsun Huang, the boss of Nvidia, has no reason to be coy. His firm, which develops microprocessors and related software, is on a winning streak. In the past quarter its revenues increased by 55%, reaching $2.2bn, and… Continue reading The rise of artificial intelligence is creating new variety in the chip market, and trouble for Intel

The sanctity of trade statistics

MIGHT Donald Trump’s promise to shake up America’s trade policy extend to its statistics? According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, discussions are afoot on changing the way trade figures are tallied. The Bureau of Economic Analysis, the country’s main statistical body, calls this “completely inaccurate”. But in trade as elsewhere, the new… Continue reading The sanctity of trade statistics