Pye Ian

Pye Ian
Newsbud Senior Analyst & Commentator

Pye Ian is an independent economic and geopolitical researcher as well as a strategic planning and business development advisor. His articles and analyses on international affairs, economic trends and cultural topics have been published in various mainstream and alternative press sources. Mr. Ian’s wider intellectual interests are reflected in his writings on the convergence of foreign affairs, political philosophy, history, global finance and energy policy. He has undergraduate degrees in economics and political science from the University of California and a Master’s degree in finance from Cambridge University. In addition to English, Mr. Ian has proficiency in Farsi.

The Not So Hidden Hand: Government & Wall Street Manipulation of Stock Markets

Critical Questions for students of Economics and Finance, as well as for retail investors worldwide:  If you were shown how an academic discipline, or an investment marketplace, were rigged, or at the least, not fully what they’re officially sold as being, would you still invest your time, effort and/or hard earned cash?  Or would you […]

Generation Debt: The Student Loan & Wider College Rackets

Questions for students and their parents:  If college cost $750,000, would you still attend, taking out student loans to meet that amount?  How about $500,000?  No?  How about the $50,000 to $250,000 it currently costs, then?  In other words, what is the true price tag for ‘ensuring success’ in society, and why has it been […]

Bitcoin as Conditioner: Rolling Out One World Currency

Forget its price trajectory and the rest of the prescribed hype for a second.  *Why* is Bitcoin a ‘thing’, who said so, when, and what for?  Was it genuinely a product of simple private sector ingenuity during a time of maximum need?  OR, based on the many Establishment-linked constituencies trading, investing or imminently, regulating it, […]

European Bank Failures: A Bellwether for Another Imminent 2008 Financial Crisis?

Did a series of banks not-so-randomly failing across Europe present a negative bellwether for another imminent 2008 Global Financial Crisis?  How would any average citizen know?  In this inaugural episode of Money and Fear, we’ll review a sampling of bank failures, weigh whether more institutions can and/or will fail, and what it all means for […]

European Bank Failures: When Do They Go Globally Systemic, and Who Decides?

(USD 1 = .87 Euro) The 2007 – 2009 Financial Crisis was not a one-off historical event, and it was most certainly global in scope.  Yet the means deployed to quell and contain it by the world’s central and private banks, as well as their corresponding governments and other regulatory bodies, ultimately served to kick […]

Money and Fear

Newsbud is excited to announce our newest show, Money and Fear with Newsbud’s financial expert Pye Ian. Money and Fear, is a program that will focus on the connections between global finance, geopolitics, currency wars, shifts in international trade, the Federal Reserve, government corruption and more. Do not miss this one of a kind show […]

Newsbud Exclusive- Latent Economic Risks Are High & Rising

A 372-point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 seemed to only register a fractional blip on the concern map of many an analyst and government-compliant economist.  Volatility is present, sure, yet for the most part it was rendered innocuous structurally, being rather blamed on acute political concerns involving Donald […]

Newsbud Exclusive- Oil on Gold: The Demise of the Ponzi Petrodollar via a Sustainable Multi-Commodity Eastern Alternative

Much of the US dollar’s global hegemonic status as both perennial transnational reserve currency, most common means of value storage, means of exchange and even economic weapon, is based upon a nearly half-century old collusive political arrangement made between the Nixon administration and the Saudi Arabian government involving the necessary monetary means of pricing, trading, […]

Numerical Hat Tricks & Interventions: ‘Official’ government statistics vs. U.S. economic reality

The true state of the American economy in a post-2008 Financial Crisis world is not what it is depicted and sold as being by the U.S. Government and the sycophantic mainstream corporate financial press which remains mostly obedient to its dictations.  Credible statistics for such vital economic indicators as the “official” rates of unemployment, inflation […]

Newsbud Exclusive- NATO’s Currency War against Turkey: Comparative Resistance & Solutions

Turkey is being attacked by Anglo-American finance as punishment for Ankara’s perceived noncompliance with NATO’s geostrategic goals.  Despite Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP), under President and once Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, running a successfully growing emerging markets economy for nearly a decade and a half while enduring multiple scares, Turkey’s economy is now […]