Under the hood of the USA March 2016 Jobs Report

Dear PGM Capital blog readers, On Friday, April 1, 2016, the USA Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the country’s economy added 215,000 nonfarm payrolls in March, beating market expectations. The private sector hired 195,000 workers. But wages grew a mere 2.3% compared to a year ago. It’s especially disappointing because the economy has added[…]

The Swiss Referendum on Fractional Reserve Banking

Dear PGM Capital blog readers, On Thursday, December 24, 2015, the Swiss Federal Government informed the media, that it had received enough signatures and would hold a referendum as part of the so-called “Vollgeld”, or Full Money Initiative, also known as the Campaign for Monetary Reform, which seeks to ban commercial banks from creating money, and[…]

Why Investing in Australia can be Lucrative

Dear PGM Capital Blog readers, In this weekend’s blog article, we want to discuss with you why investing in Australia can be lucrative and the best way to do it. ABOUT AUSTRALIA: Australia is a developed country with an estimated nominal GDP of 1.137 trillion US-Dollar for which it ranks as the world’s 12th-largest economy. Additional Economic facts[…]

The ECB Bazooka of Thursday, March 10, 2016

Dear PGM Capital Blog readers, On Thursday, March 10, 2016, the European Central Bank (ECB) during its monetary policy meeting took the following monetary policy decisions: The interest rate on the main refinancing operations of the Eurosystem will be decreased by 5 basis points to 0.00%, starting from the operation to be settled on March[…]

The Gold-to-Oil & Gold-to-Silver Ratio at all Time High.

Dear PGM Capital Blog readers, In this weekend blog article, we want to discuss with you the Gold-to-Oil Ratio and the Gold-to-Silver ratio which currently are at an all-time-high might be predicting. GOLD-TO-OIL RATIO: On Friday, March 04, Gold closed on US$ US$ 1,259.10 an ounce and WTI crude at US$ 36.33 a barrel, which consequently brought[…]

Downgrades for Several Commodity Based Economies

Dear PGM Capital Blog readers, On Wednesday, February 17, 2016, rating agency Standard & Poor’s downgraded, the credit ratings of Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Bahrain and Oman. SAUDI ARABIA: The downgrade of Saudi Arabia credit rating by rating agency S&P, of Wednesday February 17, was the country’s second downgrade in four months: On Wednesday, February 17, 2016, S&P[…]

Are you Ready for Negative Interest Rates?

Dear PGM Capital Blog readers, In this weekend blog article, we want to elaborate on the possibilities and consequences of negative interest rates. INTRODUCTION: Imagine a bank that pays negative interest. Depositors are actually charged to keep their money in an account. As crazy as it sounds, several of Europe’s central banks have cut key interest rates[…]

Happy Holidays Wishes from The PGM Group

   During the holiday season more than ever, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our progress possible. It is in this spirit we say, simply but sincerely…   We are looking forward serving you in 2016 and beyond, to the best of our abilities. We herewith wish you and your family happy holiday season,[…]

Chinese Yuan moving closer to Joining the IMF SDR

Dear PGM Capital Blog readers, In this weekend blog article, we want to elaborate on the fact that the Chinese Yuan, has moved closer in joining the prestigious IMF Special Drawing Rights currency basket. On Saturday November 14, the IMF staff and chief Christine Lagarde, officially green lighted the acceptance of China’s currency – the Renminbi or[…]

Why Investing in Phosphor can be Lucrative

Dear PGM Capital, Blog readers, In this weekend blog article we want to discuss with you why investing in phosphorus which plays a key role in most life processes, va Phosphorus is a nonmetallic chemical element with symbol P and atomic number 15. There are several forms of phosphorous, called white, red and black phosphorus, although their colours are more likely to be slightly different. White[…]