Strategic Updates

Peter Cavelti’s essays have been printed and quoted in papers, magazines and newsletters internationally, including The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, The Financial Times, the Financial Post, The Globe and Mail, Money, Personal Finance and World Link. Peter releases new commentary as inspired by current events and the desire to share information with an independent, unbiased voice.

Of Generals and Central Bankers

How will America’s botched Afghanistan exit impact the geopolitical balance? What safe haven investments are there left? We’re addressing two questions that seem to be on everyone’s mind and explain why caution is advised.

Gray Rhinos

“Gray Rhinos” (clearly visible, but nevertheless ignored threats) are everywhere. We explore the concept and investigate the root causes of today’s disfunction. We also look at whether the past half-century of failed leadership warrants a Great Reset. Finally, we comment on the dilemma in which central banks and governments find themselves and explain why the spike in inflation may not be temporary.

An Absence of Trust

On the surface that appears to be a good thing. As experts of almost any stripe and colour expose themselves as no more than a source of one specific opinion, it becomes imperative that we strip ourselves of our confirmation bias, study opposing viewpoints, and take responsibility.

Of Fear and Fatigue

What does a prolonged climate of fear and the resulting fatigue do to individuals, society, the financial markets, the shaping of our future and future generations? And what kind of world do we want to create?

The Next Seven Weeks

We elaborate on the four factors that will dominate the ramp-up to the U.S. presidential election: power politics, the election aftermath, central bank posturing, and Covid-19 dynamics.

A Second Catalyst

I’m deviating from my usual quarterly format, primarily because events warrant an update. Since I last wrote just eight weeks ago, we’ve gone through a number of Covid-19 induced changes. The most visible fallout is on the economic front, where GDP contraction and employment loss remind of the Great Depression.