Spot Markets Live transcript: 08/08/22

Today’s Spot Markets live session is with Dario Garcia, the Blind Spot’s assistant editor, who formerly worked as a corporate investigator for Kroll. Comments from Izabella and Dario that address audience questions have been put in bold Spot Markets Live – 08/08/22 Izabella Kaminska 10:58 Hello there! Anyone out there? My usual seance tactic. Howdy! […]

Blindspot Podcast: Niall Ferguson on Cold War 2.0

In the latest Blind Spot Podcast Johsua Unseth and Izabella Kaminska get the big picture on what’s going on with US/China relations from historian Niall Ferguson. We also discuss inflation, iconoclasm, cancel culture and what lessons were really learned from the first cold war. Niall does a very effective Trump impersonation about 20 min 55 […]

Spot Markets Live Transcript: 01/08/22

Today’s Spot Markets live session is with Ben Harrington, the founder and Editor of Betaville. Izabella Kaminska 10:57 …. 10:59Hello and welcome back to Spot Markets Live, the real-time markets chat that takes you on a whirlwind tour of the markets. Is anyone out there? Morning! We’ve been off the last two weeks but hopefully […]

An occasional series: Why is Germany so darn dodgy?

If a state is captured by sinister or corrupt forces, and nobody in the general population realises it, how is the pursuit of truth in such a society likely to be affected? Chances are; very much the way FT journalist Dan McCrum’s investigation into Wirecard was. On 25 July 2022, Jan Marsalek was apparently spotted […]

ALTIF transcripts: Sunak vs Truss

The Tory leadership contest has been badged as a “battle of economic ideas” between “prudent” Rishi Sunak and “go for growth” Liz Truss. But what exactly are these ideas, where do they come from, and how relevant are they to Britain’s current situation? Neil and Jonathan talk to economic historian Duncan Weldon about the contenders’ […]

In the Blind Spot (Mirroring, electric grids, disinfo studies)

This edition of the Blind Spot Wrap was compiled by Dario Garcia Giner (DGG) and Izabella Kaminska (IK). Economics, finance, markets etc: Volkswagen Group is reportedly seeking to sell its business in Russia. The car manufacturer is actively seeking buyers according to Russian media outlets. Amazon posts loss but guidance reassured investors. In stonk news, […]

In the Blind Spot (ETNs, Anacyclosis, Ukraine)

This edition of the Blind Spot Wrap was compiled by Dario Garcia Giner (DGG) and Izabella Kaminska (IK). Finance, economics and markets: Revolut hit by a torrent of resignations in their UK risk and compliance sectors, with five Revolut executives handing their resignations in recent weeks. The disputes apparently originate in delays by the Financial […]

ALTIF transcripts: Covid’s long tail

Covid’s long tail Most people think it’s all over. But with new variants raging, are we too sanguine about dismissing the risks from Covid. Neil and Jonathan talk to Deborah Birx, who ran the Coronavirus Taskforce in Donald Trump’s White House, about dealing with “the Donald”, where we are with the virus, and how we […]

The Kylie Jenner PJ indicator

They say if it floats, flies or [EXPLETIVE], don’t buy it: the expense of maintaining yachts and private jets can be far more expensive than buying the assets. Hence, ownership of such assets ends up a domain of not just the wealthy, but the ridiculously wealthy. And yet, the funny thing about yachts and private […]