Welcome to The Rum Rebellion! You’re probably wondering what the name is all about. Well, there is a very good reason for it. I’ll explain it all in a moment. First, I want to tell you what you can expect from your daily shot of rum, so to speak… The Rum Rebellion is a uniquely Australian voice commenting on the nexus between money, stocks, politics and economics. We have a libertarian view of the world and believe in free speech, individual freedom and personal responsibility. While we also believe in the virtues of free trade and sound money, we recognise that most of the world’s players don’t share this view. We therefore seek to tell you about how the world IS, not how we wish it to be.

The Bull Market Is Over

There will be many twists and turns in this trade war saga. But that it’s occurring after a long global expansion cycle tells you it’s a classic bull market peak event.

Vote Labor. Vote Taxes.

It’s a government that is telling you: ‘Look, we know better than you. You’re doing things wrong. So give us more of the money you earn and we’ll fix things up’.

The RBA Finally Gets it

Meanwhile, in Australia, it was good to see the RBA held off on cutting interest rates this week. As I’ve argued previously, interest rate cuts at this point do more harm than good.

Trump’s Triple Top

Trump tweeted the following: ‘For 10 months, China has been paying Tariffs to the USA of 25% on 50 Billion Dollars of High Tech, and 10% on 200 Billion of other goods. These payments are…

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