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Gold stocks and the Three Bears Threats to the global economy and financial markets

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At our recent Economic Perspectives breakfast seminar, ‘Who saves the world from 2020 peril?’, I identified three bear scenarios for the global economy and financial markets. While the threats to prosperity and tranquillity that they represent are distinct, they are clearly not mutually exclusive. Bears can’t resist a picnic. The first bear, whose focus is advanced economy government and highly-rated corporate and financial bonds, concerns the Inconvenient Threat. The second bear, with illiquid equities in mind, is the Avoidable Threat. The third and most frightening bear, lurking in corporate credit and other contexts of sub-prime credit, is the Unavoidable Threat.

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About Peter Warburton

Peter Warburton

Dr Peter Warburton is director of Economic Perspectives Ltd, an international consultancy, and managing director of Halkin Services Ltd. He was economist to Ruffer LLP, an investment management company, for 15 years and spent a similar length of time in the City as economic advisor and UK economist for the investment bank Robert Fleming and at Lehman Brothers. Previously, he was an economic researcher, forecaster and lecturer at the London Business School and what is now the Cass Business School. He published Debt and Delusion in 1999. He has been a member of the IEA’s Shadow Monetary Policy Committee since its inception in 1997. He is a contributor to the Practical History of Financial Markets course run by Didasko, an education company, at Edinburgh University, and teaches occasionally at Cardiff Business School.

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