Exchange Invest Weekend Edition 2630: Gravitas To Phonies

Patrick L Young
6 min readApr 8, 2023


Byzantines — Us? In an age of average, the gravitas of the brilliant Lord Lawson & unfunded Fed, Amazon’s phoney reviews, J-action hero?

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On this day in 2018, the 2018 Samsung fat-finger error occurred at the stock trading arm of the Samsung conglomerate. A Samsung Securities employee mistakenly distributed shares worth US$100 billion to employees.


From Exchange Invest 2628: April 5th, Wednesday:

One of the most visible roles of the British Monarch is also one where they have total control over the decision. Thus yesterday for the first time in 55 years, we had a change in the default illustration for postage stamps in the United Kingdom, adorned with the chosen profile of HRH King Charles III.

The previous silhouette of HRH Queen Elizabeth II created by Arnold Machin debuted on June 5th 1967 while the Queen debuted on stamps in Newfoundland in 1932 as a young princess. Her first UK Queen stamp was in the year of her accession to the throne, 1952 and hers was probably the most widely distributed portrait in history with some 220 billion representations having circulated during her lifetime and shortly thereafter…

The realpolitik of today is of course that while chorusing “Long Live the King! As we consider the new Carolinian stamps, in a digital age with considerable management issues, it’s time to ponder just how long we might expect the Royal Mail to survive? My money is on the monarchy and probably this Monarch to outlive the Post Office at least in this structure..


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LIBOR Lives!

Alasdair Haynes of Aquis is going from strength to strength despite London’s soggy equity market

The LME published their Nickel review and more

The BMLL lake has become a glob

al data ocean

In Bitcarnage: It’s a case of BBC — Beaxy Breaks Coinbase but all we really want to know is who is the Binance mole?

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The biggest Binance news is that, in a move which amounts to precisely 250 million iterations of “4!” to make a billion, no? Binance, CZ, And NBA Star Jimmy Butler And Other Crypto Influencers Have Been Hit With $1b Suit For Promoting Unregistered Securities (Fortune). I mean, a billion here and a billion there… Indeed, that could sooner or later distribute into real money (it has certainly already decentralized into a lot of legal bills methinks).

Curiously CZ has changed his Twitter image it seems and is now a kind of puce green with steamed up glasses:

I suppose that’s one of the NFTs you could mint last week on Binance in which case, I don’t know about you but clearly, I am, er, green with, well, something.

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Nigel Lawson: 1932–2023

The Spectator

Nigel Lawson Was That Rare Thing — A True Political Giant

The New Conservatism


So farewell then by far the greatest British Finance Minister in my lifetime, Lord Lawson of Blaby who as plain Nigel was a highly accomplished journalist editing The Spectator and a profoundly brilliant co-conspirator to Mrs Thatcher’s greatness.

His understanding of economics and gift for delivering growth through deregulation are tragically lessons all the latter pygmies in his office have failed to comprehend (possibly barring the unfortunate Kwarteng).


As always, a review of interesting reading to provoke thoughts and consideration… Not sure we agree with much of it….but it’s thought-provoking!

5-Star Phonies: Inside The Fake Amazon Review Complex

The Hustle

Are We The Byzantines?

American Greatness

PLY: H/T Ann Berg for this thought provoking missive.

Why Are All Action Heroes Named Jack, James, or John?


The Fed Is About To Go Broke

Money Morning Australia

The Age Of Average

Alex Murrell


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