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investmentresearchdynamics.com / By Dave Kranzler / April 10, 2014
The rules originally established to help protect the system from bank greed and fraud connected to derivatives were just rescinded by the same Basel Committee that drafted the original blueprint – article link. The original rules would have significantly curtailed the ability of banks to underwrite [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 04/10/2014 10:26 -0400
Overnight, Bloomberg released its analysis of a Basel derivatives rule proposed last year according to which banks would be required to set aside more money in the event swaps making up the $693 trillion swaps market go bad. “And not just a little bit more — [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 04/06/2014 20:31 -0400
From Presidential edicts of ‘MyRA’ being for your own good and “will never go down in value” to Poland’s ‘precedent-setting’ confiscation of public pensions funds for the good of the nation’s debt load; and from the IMF’s “one-off” wealth tax ‘idea’ toEurope’s recent consideration of ‘wholesale [...]
peakprosperity.com / by Charles Hugh Smith / March 12, 2014, 12:06 PM
Does anything about 2014 remind you of 2008?
For example, the increasing signs of stress in the global financial system, from periphery currencies crashing to China’s shadow banking bailouts to the constant flow of official assurances that all is well [...]
silver-coin-investor.com / By Dr. Jeffrey Lewis / Mar 05, 2014
Disaster, by over-optimization, is another important way to frame the much-heralded “just in time” inventory practices which are used broadly by industry and grafted to monetary assets like precious metals.
The overgrowth of the financial system and serial bailouts are akin to allowing fuels to [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 02/13/2014 13:32 -0500
TARP Recipient BNP Paribas got $4.9bn of bailouts from the U.S. Taxpayer – Today, as the WSJ reports we learn BNP Paribas has been funding transactions in Iran, Syria and other countries subject to U.S. Sanctions since 2002. The bank set aside $1.1 billion to settle [...]
testosteronepit.com / By Wolf Richter / FEBRUARY 5, 2014 AT 4:06PM
The Fed has been using the unemployment rate, which dropped from 10% in October 2009 to 6.7% now, as incontrovertible proof that its heroic QE and zero-interest-rate policies were successful and that Chairman Ben Bernanke could ride off into the sunset with a [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 01/27/2014 08:28 -0500
In what is sure to be met with cries of derision across the European Union, in line with what the IMF had previously recommended (and we had previously warned as inevitable), the Bundesbank said on Monday that countries about to go bankrupt should draw on the [...]
testosteronepit.com / By Wolf Richter / JANUARY 16, 2014 AT 1:46AM
Auto sales in the US have been hopping for the last few years, and production has soared, and exuberance along with it, and there were even hopes that sales would soon be where they’d been before the crisis, before the bankruptcies, the plant closures, [...]
Tax burdens are so high that it might not be possible to pay off the high levels of indebtedness in most of the Western world. At least, that is the conclusion of a new IMF paper from Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff.
brucekrasting.com / BY BRUCE KRASTING / SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2013
When Harry Reid (D-NV) changed the rules on how the Senate votes for a Presidential appointment, he opened the door for a critical change in the leadership at the Federal Housing Finance Authority (FHFA). In short order, the Administrations’ pick for the job, Mel [...]
thecommonsenseshow.com / By Dave Hodges / December 14, 2013
Who says there isn’t justice in the world for the globalists who continue to plunder the assets of average people? Four prominent bankers have been sentenced to prison and assessed hefty financial penalties.
The First District Court of Appeals sentenced four former Goldman Sachs Executives to [...]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / By Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Friday, December 06, 2013 6:44 PM
Via translation from Huky Guru’s Blog in Spain please consider statements by the president of the “FROB” regarding taxpayer support of the “bad bank”.The president of the Fund for Orderly Bank Restructuring (FROB), Fernando Restoy, said “resolution does not guarantee recovery of [...]
testosteronepit.com / By Wolf Richter / DECEMBER 4, 2013 AT 12:40AM
One of the few rebellious Fed heads, Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker, fired another salvo when he was testifying at the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing. And he hit Wall Street risks that are wrapping their growing tentacles ever more tightly around the economy and [...]
mises.ca / by Patrick Barron / November 28th, 2013 From today’s Open Europe news summary:
In its latest financial stability report, released yesterday, the ECB warned of potential volatility and stress on global financial markets from the US Federal Reserve’s decision to taper. The ECB also warned that banks’ provisioning against potential [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 11/03/2013 18:45 -0500
Here we go again, creating another asset bubble for the third time in a decade and a half, is how Monument Securities’ Paul Mylchreest begins his latest must-read Thunder Road report. As Eckhard Tolle once wrote, “the primary cause of unhappiness is never [...]
"Many gold bugs readily admit silver to be more depressed than gold. Ted Butler stated long ago that not even gold has a users association. The fact of the existence of this group is another of many proofs that synthetic money creators hate and fear silver even more than their loathing for gold." - Charles Savoie