Bob Hoye


Bob Hoye (BobHoye.com) has been researching investments for decades, which eventually included the history of financial and political markets. He considers now to be the most fascinating time for both since the Great Reformation of the 1600s. Bob casts a caustic eye on all promotions and, having a degree in geophysics, is severely critical of the audacity that a committee can “manage” not just the economy, but also the temperature of the nearest planet. He has had articles published in major financial journals and, as a speaker, has amused assemblies in a number of cities, from London to Zurich to Tokyo.

Most Recent Articles by Bob Hoye:

Reckless mania of today’s socialists

Feb 11, 2019 — Bob Hoye

Reckless mania of today’s socialistsIn the financial and commodity markets a frenzy of speculation runs until exhaustion. And frenzy is the right word as soaring prices become irresistible, whether the action is in stocks, bonds, or commodities. The crowd finds its own compulsions and the action is essentially the same no matter the object of desire. And it always runs until it collapses.

Along with speculation in the financial markets, the compulsion by today’s socialists to politicize all, repeat all, decision-making has become a reckless mania.

Both phenomena are impetuous enough to be considered as ending action.


PRINCELY FINANCE AND TAXATION

Dec 28, 2018 — Bob Hoye

PRINCELY FINANCE AND TAXATION
One would have hoped that financial rip-offs committed by medieval princes would have been permanently shelved when liberal enlightenment ended the divine right of kings.

Continuing promises by Chairman Reckless to use the “printing press”, “helicopters” and more recently “bazookas” to inflate anything should be considered startling only in the resort to honesty. Euphemisms for currency depreciations started with the original promoters of the Fed and the tout was that a “flexible” currency would prevent serious financial contractions.


The Left Hates Tubes

Sep 5, 2018 — Bob Hoye

The Left Hates Tubes
“Why a ban on plastic straws sucks” – Maclean’s, May 13.

“The pessimists have it right, assassins are gunning for Trans Mountain [Pipeline].” – Financial Post, August 31.

“If cars and trains and planes could run on green sanctimony, in the age of Justin Trudeau, Canada would be Kuwait.” – Rex Murphy, National Post, September 1.

The issue of virtue fronting malevolence could use a full page. However, today’s crisis is a policy failure that goes back to May of 2016 when the National Energy Board recommended that the Trudeau government approve the Trans Mountain expansion. New to office, Trudeau wanted to dither with regulatory requirements.


Special Counsel Robert Mueller: Grand Inquisitor?

Aug 14, 2018 — Bob Hoye

Mueller, Grand Inquisitor
The description of Mueller as the “Grand Inquisitor” is being used, but that job description included the privilege of state murder. Minus that but with his dedication to persecution Mueller is right up there with the most unreasonable prosecutors in history. This article attempts to review similar figures, political conditions and how today’s political hysteria may end.

Already, the Special Counsel has had political and legal condemnation. Its setup based upon false application was corrupt and it has exceeded its original mandate. Prosecution has morphed to persecution. For political imperatives.