Entries Tagged as 'Currencies'

First Tulips, Now Fishsticks – The Launch Of Coinye

January 8th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Currencies

Seems like everyone’s starting up their own cryptocurrency these days. Obviously, there’s Bitcoin, and Litecoin, and Dogecoin (Dogecoin assuredly would’ve been posted here ages ago had we not been on taking a break to focus on our actual jobs – the Xmas Dogecoin hack was *thisclose* to getting me out of retirement), and countless othes, […]

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Friday the 13th: S&P Slashes Credit Ratings

January 13th, 2012 · 1 Comment · breaking news, Currencies, fail, loller euro, markets

On Friday the 13th, the S&P slashes the credit ratings of 5 European countries. Is Jason Voorhees the new head of the S&P?

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Kick the Can Necktie – Happy Holidays from Van Eck Global!

December 22nd, 2011 · 6 Comments · Currencies, loller dollar, loller euro

Van Eck killed it last year with the “Helicopter Drop” Bernanke necktie, and this year, they’ve done it again. Reader Bart L. shared these photos with me of this holiday season’s must-have neckwear: from the Vineyard Vines custom collection, this year’s tie is a tribute to the euro crisis, in the form of kicking the […]

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The Yen Is Too Damn High

August 30th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Currencies

The new prime minister of Japan, Yoshihiko Noda, is putting the rising value of the yen on his high-priority list. Of course, dealing with fixing the tsunami damage and nuclear accident is probably up there, somewhere. Noda is to hold discussions with the opposition party (Liberal Democratic Party), which he needs to help him pass […]

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