Jack Delano Family of Dennis Decosta, Portuguese Farm Security Administration client Dec 1940
theautomaticearth.com / by Raúl Ilargi Meijer / October 24, 2014
Great, long, 4-part series from German Der Spiegel magazine.
• The Zombie System: How Capitalism Has Gone Off the Rails (Spiegel)
Six years after the Lehman disaster, the industrialized world is [...]
goldmoney.com / By Alasdair Macleod / 24 October 2014
The behaviour of financial markets these days is frankly divorced from reality, with value-investing banished.
Markets have become distorted by Rumsfeld-knowns such as interest rate policy and “market guidance”, and Rumsfeld-unknowns such as undeclared market intervention by the authorities. On top of these distortions there [...]
gata.org / By Richard Leong / 2014-10-24 05:07
By Richard Leong Reuters Thursday, October 23, 2014
Foreign central banks slashed their holdings of U.S. Treasuries at the Federal Reserve to their lowest level since May, Fed data released on Thursday showed.
Analysts said the decline in U.S. government bond holdings likely stemmed from a combination [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 10/24/2014 08:04 -0400
It has been over six months since the Chinese housing bubble has popped. What’s worse, as overnight housing numbers out of China confirmed, the government has so far failed to contain the fallout, and according to the National Bureau of Statistics, which is anything but, after [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 10/23/2014 19:21
Albert Edwards is angry, and understandably so: almost exactly two weeks after warning readers to “sell everything and run for your lives” and the market was on the verge of its first correction in years, several powerful verbal interventions by central banks from the Fed, to [...]
gata.org / By Chris Powell / October 23, 2014
For many years this conference has bravely invited GATA Chairman Bill Murphy and me to speak here about the evidence of manipulation of the gold market, particularly manipulation undertaken directly or indirectly by central banks, and every year there has been new documentation to report. This [...]
srsroccoreport.com / October 22, 2014
While the Fed and Western Central Banks continue to prop up the entire market, investors took advantage of the manipulated low silver price by purchasing a record amount of Silver Eagles in October. Silver Eagle sales were also extremely strong last month as total sales reached 4.1 million in September.
davidstockmanscontracorner.com / by David Stockman / October 21, 2014
Last Wednesday the markets plunged on a vague recognition that the central bank promoted recovery story might not be on the level. But that tremor didn’t last long.
Right on cue the next day, one of the very dimmest Fed heads—James Dullard of St Louis—-mumbled [...]
thedailybell.com / By Staff News & Analysis / October 22, 2014
‘Plunge protection’ behind market’s sudden recovery … Mysterious forces were trying their best, but they couldn’t keep the stock market from swooning Wednesday. They failed in the morning, despite massive purchases of stock index futures contracts. Within minutes of the market’s opening, the [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 10/21/2014 11:58
We have all seen it countless times before: visual confirmation that without the Fed’s (and all other central banks’) liquidity pump, the S&P would be about 70% lower than were it is now.
Most recently, this was shown last Friday in “Another Reminder How Addicted Markets [...]
marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / October 21, 2014
The drop in US bond yields is perhaps the biggest surprise for investors this year. The gradual decline in Federal Reserve buying, faster growth, and the prospects for a rate hike in 2015 were expected to lift bond yields. Who would buy US Treasuries when the [...]
golemxiv.co.uk / OCTOBER 20, 2014
I think Friday saw a power-shift from the central banks to the global private banks. I think the global banks served notice that the Central bank plan of 1) reining in the risk-taking of the TBTF banks and 2) stimulating growth in the real economy is now dead in [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 10/16/2014 08:08 -0400
If you thought the last several days were volatile in the market, you ain’t seen nothing yet: judging by the early liquidity, or rather complete lack thereof, in the market moving E-Mini contract, the asset class through which as we disclosed a month ago central banks [...]
charleshughsmith.blogspot.com / By CHARLES HUGH SMITH / OCTOBER 15, 2014
Central banks have reached a fork in the road.
Never before have quasi-omnipotent financial gods had so few powers. A lot is being written about central bank policies now as the Federal Reserve ends its primary quantitative easing (QE) program and the limitations of central [...]
news.goldseek.com / By Manish Thatte / 15 October 2014
At the outset, let me make this clear, that I am not a gold bug, nor am I in favor of or fear of a financial cataclysm and neither am I in the pay of the Keynesians. I am just a student of gold and its [...]
blog.milesfranklin.com / Miles Franklin, Ltd / October 15th, 2014
Q: James Rickards has stated in a number of interviews that the central banks will fail within the next few years. He also predicts that SDRs will then be used for world commerce. Whether central banks or the World Bank aren’t we talking about the [...]
arabianmoney.net / 15 October 2014
A sudden and precipitous fall in the bond market is the biggest worry at the Bank of International Settlements, the central bank for the central banks based in Basel, according to Guy Debelle, head of the BIS’s market committee.
Speaking in Sydney and cited in The Daily Telegraph today, [...]
jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com / 14 OCTOBER 2014
Except for a few Asian countries, and special situations not pictured perhaps, it looks like a global slump from here.
There are still a select few unbroken housing bubbles out there that may find some adjustment in a future capital crisis. Canada and Australia come to mind, among others.
golemxiv.co.uk / OCTOBER 13, 2014
Either everything’s already fixed or is being fixed as we speak by those clever people at the central banks and our oh-so-caring Leaders OR its a sham and and shambles. You decide. A first video blog. I just want to make it clear – I do say it in [...]
Junk Bond Prices Have Been Setting Lower Lows Since July
wallstreetonparade.com / By Pam Martens and Russ Martens / October 14, 2014
Yes, there is a wall of worry that the stock market is no longer climbing but is now descending. The greatest worry, that makes all others pale in comparison, is that the [...]