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Olav Dirkmaat

Olav Dirkmaat is co-director of UFM Market Trends, an economics/finance newsletter, and senior lecturer in economics at the Business School of Universidad Francisco Marroquín. Before, he was VP at Nxchange (www.nxchange.com) and precious metals analyst at GoldRepublic (www.goldrepublic.nl). He is a PhD candidate in Economics at the Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid and holds a master in (Austrian) Economics from the same university, in addition to a master in Marketing from the VU University in Amsterdam. He is the co-translator and publisher of Human Action into Dutch.

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The Real Reason Behind the U.S. Trade Deficit (and Why Trump’s Trade War Is Insane)

Blog05/01/2018

A trade deficit is caused by foreign investment. Is spite of what Donald Trump thinks, that's not a bad thing. 

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Trump’s Tax Reform Dissected

Taxes and Spending

Blog10/31/2017
Trump is apparently willing to sacrifice future for present growth on the back of the American taxpayer.
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How OPEC Became Irrelevant

The EntrepreneurGlobal Economy

Blog07/17/2017
Traditional oil-producing countries still fail to face the new reality.
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Delinquency Rates Rising: Is A New Crisis Approaching?

Money and BanksU.S. EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog07/10/2016

The delinquency rate is an indicator for "credit stress," but few are paying attention to its sudden rise. Is a new banking crisis imminent?

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