caseyresearch.com / Chuck Butler / December 19, 2014
In This Issue.
* Global central banks keep the spigots wide open… * A mixed bag of data for the US… * Oil stabilizes a bit giving petro currencies a boost… * Gold holds around $1,200…
And Now. Today’s A Pfennig For Your Thoughts.
Central banks keep […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 12/19/2014 09:26 -0500
In October it was Jim Bullard’s “QE4″ hint that sent the stock market on an all-time record-breaking run of gains, which no lesser institution than the central banker’s central bank – The BIS – lamented “the markets’ buoyancy hinges on central banks’ every word and deed.” […]
davidstockmanscontracorner.com / by David Stockman / December 18, 2014
Virtually every day there is an eruption of lunacy from one central bank or another somewhere in the world. Today it was the Swiss central bank’s turn, and it didn’t pull any punches with regard to Russian billionaires seeking a safe haven from the ruble-rubble […]
goldcore.com / By paulaflood / December 18, 2014
The relationship between Russia and China has morphed with these changes. Russia supplies China with hi-tech military hardware. Russia has negotiated two major natural gas deals with China in the last year. China expects to double it’s gas usage by 2030. So from a Chinese point of […]
investmentresearchdynamics.com / By David Kranzler / December 16, 2014
This would not include smuggled gold:
Via Reuters, the Indian service NewsRise reports (source: Brimelow Gold Jottings): “India provisionally imported more than 200 metric tons of gold in November, the highest-ever in a month so far this fiscal year to Mar. 31, according to initial data […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 12/12/2014 12:36
As usual, some shockers of truth and Koolaidlessness from Deutsche Bank’s Jim Reid whose Credit Outlook 2015: Plate Spinning is a must read.
Views (about 2015) On A Page
If it was a free market and central banks were not allowed to intervene anymore then we would […]
charleshughsmith.blogspot.com / CHARLES HUGH SMITH / THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014
The drop in oil revenues has triggered a self-reinforcing feedback dynamic.
Oil is not just something that is refined into fuel–it is capital, collateral, debt and risk. In other words, it is intrinsically financial. As I noted in The Oil-Drenched Black Swan, Part 2: The […]
charleshughsmith.blogspot.com / CHARLES HUGH SMITH / WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014
The 2% target is low enough that the household frogs in the kettle of hot water never realize they’re being boiled alive because the increase is so gradual.
A comment by correspondent David C. suggested the importance of demonstrating the impoverishing consequences of central banks […]
blog.milesfranklin.com / Andrew Hoffman / December 10th, 2014
A decade ago, I sat in my office watching the gold Cartel do its thing – and muttered to myself, “each day worse than the last.” It’s hard to believe this “manipulation mantra” has not only “held up” this long, but gone exponential; as in my […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 12/10/2014 06:59 -0500
Now that China is on the same boat as the rest of the world, and its stock market is a direct reflection of hopes for constant liquidity injections by the central banks, nothing could be better for stocks than bad news, which is precisely what […]
gata.org / Remarks by Chris Powell / December 9, 2014
German Precious Metal Society and the Foundation for Liberty and Ratio
Hotel Bayerischer Hof, Munich, Germany
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Thank you for coming here tonight even though I can speak only English. I’m afraid that when it comes to German I don’t know scheisse.
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 12/09/2014 17:33
First the BIS came out with the following stunner when discussing markets: “The highly abnormal is becoming uncomfortably normal. Central banks and markets have been pushing benchmark sovereign yields to extraordinary lows – unimaginable just a few years back. There is something vaguely troubling when the unthinkable […]
blog.milesfranklin.com / By Bill Holter / December 9th, 2014
Negative interest rate policy (NIRP) has arrived to the U.S. for large deposits at commercial banks. This is something we have already seen in Europe over the last few months and a sign (at least to me) that stress is again building. As of January 1st, […]
mises.org / Patrick Barron / DECEMBER 8, 2014
Much has been written lately, including by me, about the coming rejection of the dollar as the primary reserve currency of the world’s most important central banks.
My prediction is based upon two things: one, that the Federal Reserve is controlled by inflationist politicians whose main […]
charleshughsmith.blogspot.com / CHARLES HUGH SMITH / MONDAY, DECEMBER 08, 2014
Financial and risk bubbles don’t pop in a vacuum–all the phantom collateral constructed with mal-invested free money for financiers will also implode.
If there’s one absolute truism we hear again and again, it’s that central banks are desperately trying to create inflation. Perversely, their […]
financialsense.com / by Alex Christensen via globalriskinsights.com / 12/08/2014
Markets spent most of 2014 calmly moving up, but 2015 may be a different story.
Outside of a brief surge in volatility in October, markets were complacent throughout 2014. Even with geopolitical crises popping up in Iraq and Ukraine, an accelerating US economy and low interest […]
marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / December 8. 2014
The quarterly report by the Bank for International Settlements does not say it in so many words, but its warning of possible currency and funding mismatches illustrates why the much ballyhooed Chinese swap lines are misunderstood.
Recall that during worst of the Great Financial Crisis […]
thedailybell.com / Anthony Wile / December 07, 2014
Introduction: Andrew (“Andy”) Hoffman, CFA joined Miles Franklin, one of America’s oldest, largest bullion dealers, in October 2011 and serves as Marketing Director. For a decade, he was a US-based buy-side and sell-side analyst, most notably as an II-ranked oil service analyst at Salomon […]