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Bail-Ins & Real Assets vs Liability-Based Assets

danielamerman.com / by Daniel R. Amerman

Bail-ins are a new way of “rescuing” banks and other financial organizations that have been sweeping around the world, even as they rewrite the rules for investors and depositors.

Bail-ins have already occurred in Cyprus with their banking system, as well as with the retirement system in Poland. The [...]

London Probe Could Scare Off Investors

truthingold.com / truthing / April 8, 2014 at 07:12

Investigations into the London Gold Fix could scare institutional investors away from the metal, according the head of one of the world’s largest investors in gold and precious metals mining shares.

“We as money managers in the space have been hurt more not by the [...]

Jeremy Grantham 1999, Jeremy Grantham Today: “Over Next Seven Years, Market Will have Negative Returns”

globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:49 AM

It is extremely difficult to sit out a party. Do so and you lose both clients and assets. Invest in unloved and undervalued assets and you do even worse.

But what is the alternative? Get drunk like everyone else?

I have to [...]

Who Is And Isn’t Saving For Retirement

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 03/24/2014 22:11 -0400

In the land of the free and the home of the entitled, the sad (but true) nature of income inequality’s inexorable rise in the past few years has a somewhat more startling impact on the future. With work being punished for the marginal employee and the [...]

China Faces “Minsky Moment” on Ponzi Financing

globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Friday, March 21, 2014 4:05 AM

Inquiring minds are tuning into a report on the Ponzi finance setup in China. Most assume China can grow at 7% a year, a notion that I have challenged on many occasions. Morgan Stanley agrees.

Please consider Morgan Stanley: China’s Minsky Moment [...]

New Executive Order: “Obama Has Just Given Himself the Authority to Seize Your Assets”

shtfplan.com / Mac Slavo / March 19th, 2014

On Monday the U.S. government took steps to seize the US-based assets of Russian lawmakers and anyone else that the US government deemed complicit in supporting the Crimean secession movement.

We’ve seen the U.S. government do this in countless cases surrounding drug andfinancial crimes, and sometimes even [...]

FATCA COMETH… AND THEREFORE SO DOES CRISIS CONFERENCE II

dollarvigilante.com / Jeff Berwick / March 19th, 2014

Are you aware of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)? If you aren’t and you are an American with assets outside of the country or have future plans to do so you should be very aware of it!

FATCA is a typical omnibus [...]

Men Will be Boys: Tit for Tat; Honor is the Paramount Concern; Honor for Honor

globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Monday, March 17, 2014 8:52 PM

Ohh.. Ahhh.. Oh … Obama trumped up his response to the Russia takeover of Crimea with actions and threats of further actions.

The New York Times posted Obama’s Statement on New Sanctions Against Russia.

I will spare you the sap of Obama’s [...]

Against Ukraine War? Obama May Seize Your Assets

ronpaulinstitute.org / daniel mcadams / friday march 14, 2014

Do you, like 56 percent of the US population, believe that the US should “not get too involved” in the Ukraine situation? Do you think that the US administration putting us on a war footing with Russia is a bad idea? Are you concerned that the [...]

Introducing the Ultimate Wallet-Sized Status Symbol: the Uranium Card

charleshughsmith.blogspot.com / CHARLES HUGH SMITH / THURSDAY, MARCH 06, 2014

Forget the Black Card; that’s for chumps and lightweight wannabes. The truly exclusive card is the Uranium Card ™. You’ve probably heard of the ultra-exclusive American Express Black Card, a.k.a. the Centurion Card. The card is anodized titanium, and is famously invitation-only. [...]

Emerging markets will be submerging very soon warns Marc Faber but gold is on the way back up

arabianmoney.net / 03 March 2014

If there was an implosion in the Chinese economy then a devaluation of the yuan would follow and that would shift local investors into gold. At the same time the price of gold is one of the few assets that is relatively cheap with gold shares at a particularly [...]

Stocks Wobble Overnight As China Tremors Get Louder

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 02/25/2014 07:08 -0500

All eyes were on China overnight, where first the PBOC drained a quite substantial CNY 100 billion in liquidity via 14 day repos in the month following the biggest credit injection on record, pushing those worried about China’s credit schizophrenia to the edge, and then [...]

Never Mind the Yield – Feel the Sentiment !

tfmetalsreport.com / By argentus maximus / February 16, 2014 at 2:31 pm

Scenario: Asset A and asset B were trading at 50 last week. Today asset A is priced at 100 and asset B is priced at 25.

Question: Which one would you buy?

Answer: for the short term buy A, but for the longer [...]

Think China’s Credit Crisis Is Over? Don’t Look At This Chart

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 02/11/2014 22:24 -0500

The bailing out of the much-watched ‘Credit equals Gold #1′ wealth management product and safe liquidity-strewn (CNY375 billion from the PBOC) survival of the lunar new year liquidity crunch has many believing the worst is over. Though we discussed this fallacy in great depth here, the [...]

Some Illinois Medicaid patients’ assets at risk

chicagotribune.com / By Peter Frost / February 5, 2014 8:20 a.m. CST

More than 200,000 low-income Illinoisans have applied for new coverage under Medicaid, the state-federal health insurance that was expanded in Illinois and several other states as part of the Affordable Care Act.

But for certain members of that group, the [...]

The Federal Reserve’s Nuclear Option: A One-Way Street to Oblivion

charleshughsmith.blogspot.com / CHARLES HUGH SMITH / TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 04, 2014

The Fed cannot create a bid in bidless markets that lasts beyond its own buying. We all know the Federal Reserve (and every other central bank) has one last Doomsday weapon to stop a meltdown in the global financial markets: creating trillions of dollars out [...]

These Were The Best And Worst Performing Assets In January

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 02/03/2014 08:28 -0500

The first in 2013 – namely the Nikkei, because oddly enough everyone ignores that hyperinflation “success story” that is the Caracas stock market, was last in January. And vice versa: the best performing asset last month was the barbarous relic which every Keynesian “expert” once again [...]

CAPITAL CONTROLS RATCHETING UP WORLDWIDE

dollarvigilante.com / Jeff Berwick / 2014/1/17

We have been inundanted all week with interest in our “Crisis Conference” in Panama next month. The amount of interest has surprised even myself but the really surprising parts are all the stories we are hearing from those who want to attend.

Countless people have been telling us [...]

1 In 20 US Households Has Over A Million In Assets: This Is Where They Are

zerohedge.com /by Tyler Durden on 01/18/2014 14:23

Bernanke may be printing the wealth effect to the benefit of the richest 1%, but that only serves to make the already wealthiest even wealthier. When it comes to the creation of new millionaire households, the epicenter of new wealth creation is about as far from Wall Street, [...]

How To Buy Gold Assets… On The Cheap

dailyresourcehunter.com / Byron King / Jan 17th, 2014

“The only easy day was yesterday,” say my Navy SEAL friends. Every day is different, of course. Still, a wave of business news hit the beach this week.

Headlines included news of Google buying Nest Labs, a maker of smart thermostats, for $3.2 billion. Charter made a [...]

The Latest HSBC Scandal: An $80 Billion Capitalization Shortfall

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 01/16/2014 18:06 -0500

Forensic Asia, a Hong-Kong-based reserch firm issued a “sell” recommendation on HSBC on the basis of “questionable assets” on its balance sheet. As The Telegraph reports the analysts involved actually worked at HSBC for 15 years and suggest the ginat bank could have overstated its [...]

How Much Is Your Congressional Representative Worth: The Complete Infographic

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 01/12/2014 11:02 -0500

As we reported several days ago, for the first time in history the majority of members of Congress currently have a net worth over $1,000,000. Of course, this also means that just under half are still aspiring to get in Wall Street’s “preferred politician” rolodex, and [...]

What Keeps Goldman Up At Night

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 01/08/2014 19:14 -0500

If one listens to Goldman’s chief economist Jan Hatzius these days, it is all roses for the global economy in 2014… much like it was for Goldman at the end of 2010, a case of optimism which went stupendously wrong. Goldman’s Dominic Wilson [...]

The ‘Trade of the Decade’ Continues…

dailyreckoning.com.au / By Bill Bonner / January 8th, 2014

How’s our ‘Trade of the Decade‘ doing?

Great! It outperformed almost everything in 2013.

To refresh your memory…

Our Trade of the Decade is based on a few simple ideas.

1. You don’t make money by trading in and out of assets. You do better [...]

THE TOP 5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD GET OUT OF THE WESTERN FINANCIAL SYSTEM NOW

dollarvigilante.com / Jeff Berwick / January 7th, 2014

Many people are not aware of the incredibly dire, impending risks of holding your assets in the Western world in the immediate future. Mainstream media will not tell you about much of this. Politicians and government definitely won’t.

But, this is all factual information, [...]

Saxo Bank Outrageous Predictions for 2014 Steen Jakobsen – My Comments

globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Monday, January 06, 2014 6:12 PM

Saxo Bank’s Outrageous Predictions for 2014 came out last month, but given that Steen Jakobsen, Chief Economist for Saxo Bank will be speaking at Wine Country Conference II on May 1-2, a review of Saxo Bank’s predictions is in order.

EU wealth [...]

I Bet Your Mutual Fund Manager Won’t Tell You This

gainspainscapital.com / Buck Wilson / January 5, 2014

No doubt you have read the statistics over the years that perhaps only 30% of investment managers beat the market. Even that statistic is misleading because of all the fees and taxes an investor should consider.

Mutual fund companies almost never warn you about your tax costs [...]

A New Way of Defining Wealth

charleshughsmith.blogspot.com / CHARLES HUGH SMITH / THURSDAY, JANUARY 02, 2014

What if our commoditized, financialized definition of wealth reflects a staggering poverty of culture, spirit, wisdom, practicality and common sense? The conventional definition of wealth is solely financial: ownership of universally valued money and assets. The assumption is that money can buy anything the [...]

Gold Stocks a Contrarian Trade for 2014

truthingold.com / truthing / December 17, 2013 at 08:33

In my experience, one of the singular best investment strategies is to buy assets/asset classes which are most reviled by investors. By reviled, I mean assets where a mere mention of you wanting to invest in them generates nervous sniggers among others, if not howling laughter. [...]

The 10 Worst Economic Predictions Ever

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 12/09/2013 22:19 -0500

From Bernanke’s infamous 2008 “not forecasting a recession” call to Fannie Mae CEO Franklin Raines 2004 “subprime assets are riskless” commentary, the following 10 “predictions” – as opposed to Wien “surprises” – will go down in infamy for their degree of errant-ness…

10) Ben Bernanke, 10th [...]