Ukraine National Police takes down crypto fraud cybercrime group

Ukraine National Police takes down crypto fraud cybercrime group

The National Police of Ukraine (NPU) said on Tuesday it took down a network of call centers targeting Ukrainian and European Union citizens, who have already been duped by crypto scams. See related article: Ukraine seizes funds from crypto wallet funding Russian forces Fast facts According to NPU’s official announcement, the cybercrime network was disguised as a … Read more

The Inevitable Recession

Recession obsession fears

Summary The negative supply shocks related to COVID and the Russian invasion of Ukraine are causing headwinds for the US economy, which contracted in the first quarter of this year. However, as consumption and investment remain robust, the US is likely to avoid a recession this year. Meanwhile, a wage-price spiral has started that will … Read more

Europol Warns Weapons Shipped To Ukraine Could Be Used By “Criminal Groups” For Years

Weapons shipped to Ukraine could be used by criminal groups for years

In a weekend German media interview the head of the European police agency Europol has issued a dire warning about the huge amount of weapons being pumped from the West into Ukraine. Europol Director Catherine De Bolle told the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag that the flood of weapons on the Ukraine-Russia battlefield could end up in the hands … Read more

Securing the Border

US Mexico border wall

Former President Trump requested $5 billion to build the US-Mexico border wall. The amount shocked many who claimed it would be damaging to the economy and a waste of resources. However, a few short years later, the US agreed, with bipartisan support, to send 8X that amount to secure the Ukrainian border and protect them … Read more

The U.S. Healthcare System Gazing Down The Barrel Of The Gun

The US Healthcare System

Plagued with rising costs, the US healthcare system is experiencing immense pressure, as supply chain worries, inflation, labor shortages and geopolitical tension right on the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic is quickly starting to wane its resilience. After experiencing a two-year health crisis, which saw both private and public health care facilities deal with an exodus of … Read more

German Lawmakers Vote Overwhelmingly To Send ‘Heavy & Complex Weapons’ To Ukraine

Bundestag German Parliament approves petition to deliver heavy arms to Ukraine

Merely a week ago German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock claimed that the country’s armed forces have said it “can no longer supply weapons from its own reserves” to Ukraine. But with Berlin coming under immense pressure from NATO allies, particularly the United States after Chancellor Olaf Scholz voiced fears of sparking a WW3 nuclear showdown scenario with … Read more

Should Russian Oligarchs Fund Ukraine?

Dow Futures Rise On Optimism Surrounding Russia and Ukraine Talks

As the war in Ukraine continues, so does the need for funding. Zelensky’s people are now asking for $7 billion in funding per month. The World Bank estimates that it will cost $60 billion to rebuild Ukraine’s infrastructure and the war is still ongoing. Managing Director of the IMF Kristalina Georgieva said they secured the … Read more

It Is “Just A Matter Of Time” Before Gold Rises 5x Or More: Lawrence Lepard

Gold Prices

Friend of Fringe Finance Lawrence Lepard released his most recent investor letter a few days ago with his updated take on the seismic changes occurring in monetary policy globally as a result of the Russia/Ukraine conflict. He takes us through history as to how this landscape has changed in the past, and what could be coming in … Read more