Celebrate Brexit By Turning Up The Heat, Gorging On Chocolate

Sure, the global economy would be in panic, but you can trade chocolate like a mofo.
Safer than Sterling. By Lupus in Saxonia (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Lupus in Saxonia, Wikimedia Commons

So investors are, with a little more than a week to go, finally starting to freak out about this whole Brexit thing. Over at The Upshot, Neil Irwin doesn’t think they are freaking out nearly enough, not just about the potential demise of this whole crazy European Union experiment, but everything else, as well.

Well, end of the world as we know it or not, there are at least two places where you might yet be able to make a killing on the catastrophe.

The cocoa and U.K. natural-gas markets are two of the last remaining commodities contracts still denominated in sterling…..

If Britain votes to leave the EU, the pound is expected to plummet, boosting these commodities by making them cheaper in other currencies.

The Two Niche Markets Where a ‘Brexit’ Would Be Good News [WSJ]
Investors Flee Banks in U.K. and Europe, as Brexit Jitters Mount [WSJ]
Are Financial Markets Too Complacent About the Global Economy? [NYT The Upshot blog]



Brexit Means Brexit, After All

You better bloody believe it, tossers!

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Boris Johnson Decides Britain Is Way Too Screwed Up For Him To Lead Right Now

Boris likes his Brexit fallout like he likes his hair: Just leave it be and walk away.


Brexit Begets Brexits

The British borders look like a one-way street with foreign bankers streaming out.

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Brexit Turning London Into The New Prague

In that it's a great place for Americans to consider a vacation circa now.


Woke Bae Ben Bernanke Thinks Britons Got Had On Immigration Impact Of Brexit

Even Bennie Berns is pretty amazed at what he's seeing.

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Brexit Will Never End

The latest fantasy to be dashed is the one in which there’s actually a day on which the U.K. and EU’s divorce is finalized.