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Sollen Zentralbanken Klimapolitik betreiben?

Warum die Forderung nach einer klimafreundlichen Anlagepolitik schwierig bis gar nicht umzusetzen ist. Aufgrund ihrer extrem expansiven Geldpolitik sind sowohl die EZB als auch andere wichtige europäische Zentralbanken wie die SNB zu Grossinvestoren auf Anleihenmärkten und teilweise auch an Börsen geworden.

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Federer and world’s smallest gold coin go up for sale 

Another 37,000 coins featuring tennis star Roger Federer – the first living person to receive that honor – went on sale on Thursday, according to Swissmint. Also up for grabs is the “smallest gold coin in the world” inspired by Albert Einstein and a bimetallic coin featuring the European hare.

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“All You Need To Do Is Own Gold and Silver” To Make Money In 2020

If you want to make money from investing, it’s simple: find a bull market and go long. And in 2020 gold and silver are in a bull market. by Dominic Frisby via the UK’s best-selling financial magazine Money Week I ran into Jim Mellon at a party at the weekend, and we soon got talking about markets. One of his comments – stated with surety and simplicity – has stuck in my mind.

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Peaceful Market Exchange—Not Politics—Harnesses the Value of Diversity

That there are inherent benefits in diversity is a common article of faith in our democratic/populist times. We hear it in and about universities, businesses, politics, entertainment, etc. Typically, though, we hear about it in terms of forcing more diversity on those whose diversity in a particular dimension doesn’t measure up to someone else’s arbitrary standard.

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Wdh Devisen: Euro fällt nach EZB zu Dollar und Franken

Auch zum Franken schwächte sich die Einheitswährung ab und notierte zuletzt bei 1,0707 nach 1,0733 am Morgen. Das Währungspaar USD/CHF stieg auf 0,9699 von 0,9684 Franken. SNB-Chef Thomas Jordan hatte einmal mehr seine Position zu Negativzinsen wiederholt. Diese seien in der Schweiz eine Notwendigkeit, sagte er in einem Interview mit CNBC am Rande des Weltwirtschaftsforums in Davos.

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Swiss businesses and start-ups set record in 2019

Entrepreneurs are thriving in Switzerland, with a record number of companies launched in 2019 and unprecedented investment pumped into start-ups. Switzerland saw 44,482 companies founded last year, the highest number to date and a 3% increase on 2018, according to the Swiss Official Gazette of Commerce. Investments in start-ups also grew strongly in 2019, topping CHF2 billion ($2.06 billion) for the first time.

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Jeff Deist: The Tom Woods Interview

TOM WOODS: This is the Tom Woods Show, and today I welcome Jeff Deist. Everybody wants to know the sheer nuts and bolts of how somebody becomes Ron Paul’s chief of staff. I’ll tell a little story most people don’t know. About ten years ago, Dr. Paul was approached about doing an autobiography; he would have gotten a huge advance. There was big demand for it!

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Why “One Man, One Vote” Doesn’t Work

The US Senate is increasingly targeted by left-wing think tanks and legislators for the fact it is based on "voter inequality." According to critics, the Senate ensures small states are "overrepresented,"and the body favors voters in smaller and more sparsely populated states. In contrast,  reformers  hold up the concept of "one man, one vote" as an ideal and a solution.

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The Future of What’s Called “Capitalism”

The psychotic instability will resolve itself when the illusory officially sanctioned "capitalism" implodes. Whatever definition of capitalism you use, the current system isn't it so let's call it "capitalism" in quotes to indicate it's called "capitalism" but isn't actually classical capitalism.

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Swiss watchdog bans former bank CEO over insider trading

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has banned the former chief executive officer of a Swiss bank from financial activities over a “serious case of insider trading”. FINMA also ordered the confiscation of CHF730,000 ($752,000) of “unlawfully generated profits” from the ex-CEO, whom FINMA did not name.

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FX Daily, January 24: Coronavirus Hits Asia Hardest, Europe and the US Resilient

Overview: The new coronavirus in China has moved into the vacuum left by the US-China trade agreement and clear indications that the Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank, and the Federal Reserve are on hold as investors searched for new drivers. The World Health Organization refrained from calling it a public health emergency even though China has dramatically stepped up its efforts to contain the new virus.

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Devisen: Euro bewegt sich kaum – Warten auf EZB-Entscheidungen

Auch zum Franken waren die Veränderungen zuletzt gering. Das Währungspaar EUR/CHF notierte am Mittag bei 1,0745 (Morgen: 1,0733), bei USD/CHF waren es 0,9685 (0,9684). SNB-Chef Thomas Jordan wiederholte derweil einmal mehr seine Position zu Negativzinsen. Diese seien in der Schweiz eine Notwendigkeit, sagte er in einem Interview mit CNBC am Rande des Weltwirtschaftsforums in Davos.

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Switzerland remains world’s most attractive country for skilled workers

Switzerland continues to lead the world in talent competitiveness, having held the number one spot since the annual Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) was launched in 2013. According to the 2020 indexexternal link, the three main reasons for Switzerland’s top position are the country’s high quality of life (interesting jobs, high salaries and good career opportunities), its dual education system which combines education with vocational...

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Bitcoin Tumbles To Key Technical Level, Dalio Disses Diversification Into Digital Currency

After pushing up to two-month highs over the weekend, Bitcoin is accelerating lower this morning... Breaking down from the 200DMA and testing the 100DMA... Cryptos are all lower today (and this week)...

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Virus and Trade Tensions

Asian markets hit by a further outbreak of the coronavirus. US steps up trade rhetoric against EU and pushes back against UK digital tax plan. AUD stronger on solid Australian jobs report and pricing out of RBA easing. CAD weaker on dovish BOC communication yesterday.

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The Majority of Virginia Homicides Come from only Two Metro Areas

In most times and places, crime tends to be a highly localized phenomenon. I have covered this for Mises.org at the national level, pointing out that homicide rates in, say, the Mountain West and New England are far lower than homicide rates in the Great Lakes region or the South. Gun-control laws clearly don't explain these differences, since many places with rock-bottom homicide rates such as Idaho and Maine also have few controls on private gun...

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FX Daily, January 23: ECB’s Strategic Review and the Coronavirus Command Investors’ Attention

The spread of the coronavirus and the lockdown in the epicenter in China has again sapped the risk-taking appetite in the capital markets. Asia is bearing the brunt of the adjustment. Tomorrow starts China's week-long Lunar New Year celebration when markets will be closed, which may have also spurred today's drama that aw the Shanghai Composite tumbled 2.75%, bringing the week's loss to 3.2%, the most in five months.

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SNB’s Jordan: Franc exchange rate is important in relation to Swiss monetary conditions

Negative rates are a necessity. Negative rates have side effects, SNB trying to minimise those side effects. Balance of risks is tilted to the downside. SNB conducts independent monetary policy, does not follow the ECB. But needs to take international environment into account.

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USD/CHF Price Analysis: MACD turns bearish for the first time in a week

USD/CHF extends recovery gains from the two-day low. Sellers await a downside break of 23.6% Fibonacci retracement. A monthly trend line will keep buyers away. USD/CHF takes rounds to 0.9683 during the pre-European session on Thursday. In doing so, the pair bounces off Tuesday’s low. However, the pair still remains below the monthly resistance line while the MACD flashes the bearish signals for the first time in a week, which in turn portrays the...

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SNB’s Maechler: SNB will not change policy after being put on watch list by US

Being put on the currency manipulation watchlist by the United States will not change the Swiss National Bank's (SNB) monetary policy, SNB Governing Board member Andrea Maechler said on Wednesday, per Reuters.

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