marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / January 29, 2015
A jacket or shirt may be reversible. The optical illusion posted here is reversible. A man is evident even when looked at “upside down”. Time is unidirectional, we are taught and some things simply cannot be reversed, like a hard-boiled egg. However, science has once […]
johngaltfla.com / by John Galt / January 28, 2015
Buried deep within the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee (FOMC) statement today was this gem which I feel has been misinterpreted by the financial blogosphere and especially or deliberately, the financial press. What is this gem and what do I feel it really means? Re-read […]
wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / January 28, 2015
Consumers are feeling practically euphoric. The Conference Board index jumped almost ten points to 102.9, the highest since August 2007, just before the whole construct came apart. Not that reality has suddenly improved that much. But hey, we’re born survivors. Sooner or later, we adjust to […]
dollarcollapse.com / by John Rubino / January 27, 2015
The term gets tossed around a lot, but the meaning and consequences of a “currency war” aren’t intuitively clear to most people. Especially confusing is the idea that you lose the war when your currency goes up. The suddenly very strong dollar, for instance, should, one […]
gata.org / By Thomas Atkins / Tuesday, January 27, 2015
FRANKFURT, Germany — Investigators at German financial watchdog Bafin have not discovered any signs of systemic efforts to manipulate currency benchmarks, rather, only individual efforts, banking supervisory head Raimund Roeseler said in a newspaper interview today.
In addition, Bafin is preparing to close its […]
goldsilverbitcoin.com / 27 JAN , 2015
With gold dropping Monday due to news in Greece of the far-left Syriza party winning Sunday’s general election, which resulted in the euro falling to 11-year lows in the wake of Mario Draghi’s fateful decision to implement quantitative easing, the fate of Europe has become ever more uncertain. […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 01/27/2015 19:49
Today’s rambunctiousness in US equity markets as every company (even AAPL admitted this quarter would be more problematic from an FX perspective) rotates from ‘weather’ excuses to ‘currency’ excuses is not going to get any better as tonight, yet another world nation entered the ‘devalue-or-die’ brigade. Singapore’s […]
edgetraderplus.com / by Michael Noonan / January 26, 2015
There has been some discussion about how the Swiss National Bank breakaway from the 1.20 peg to the Euro was a shot to the upside for gold. It appeared to us that the rally may have been sparked a few days ahead of the announcement, […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 01/27/2015 07:25 -0500
Following yesterday’s earnings disappointments, most notably from Microsoft which is down 7% this morning following the usual after-the-fact downgrades from JPM, Citi and Nomura, futures were already on a the back foot heading into this morning – no doubt impacted by the deja vu ridiculous […]
truthingold.com / Dave in Denver / January 27, 2015 at 10:11
Germany’s financial regulator BaFin has found no evidence to support allegations of manipulation in the gold market or that currency exchange rates were systematically rigged, according to its head of banking supervision.
Raimund Roeseler also said the watchdog is close to concluding a […]
gata.org / By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard and Szu Ping Chan , The Telegraph, London / 2015-01-26
DAVOS, Switzerland — The governor of the Bank of England has warned markets to brace for possible trouble in 2015 as the US Federal Reserve tightens monetary policy and liquidity evaporates, fearing that the new financial order has yet to […]
blog.milesfranklin.com / Bill Holter / January 23rd, 2015
The Swiss have been known for many things. They are renowned chocolate and watch makers as well as financiers. They are well known as a very low crime society where nearly everyone has a gun (maybe this is why crime is low?) but their greatest claim […]
zerohedge.com / Via Hoisington Investment Management on 01/23/2015 20:20
“No stock-market crash announced bad times. The depression rather made its presence felt with the serial crashes of dozens of commodity markets. To the affected producers and consumers, the declines were immediate and newsworthy, but they failed to seize the national attention. Certainly, […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 01/23/2015 16:05
Crazy week (for a short week) with epic moves in FX and commodity markets. Treasuries kinda quiet and we suspect for many, stocks disappointing given the trillion dollars of awesomeness from Draghi…
Release The Draghi…
Or perhaps – this better summed up the carnage of the week…
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 01/23/2015 12:18
Having already put his foot in his mouth about the US oil production industry, it appears Treasury Secretary Lew has done it again:
*LEW SAYS UNFAIR FX MOVES TO DRAW SCRUTINY FROM U.S.
kingworldnews.com / January 23, 2015
With the U.S. dollar surging even higher after yesterday’s move by the ECB to inject $1.3 trillion into Europe’s bank and bond markets, below is a key piece that warns currency wars are now heating up as the CRB falls to a level not seen since 2009.
By Art […]
caseyresearch.com / by Paul Rosenberg / January 23, 2015
As I’ve mentioned in the past, Bitcoin is an invasion into the status quo. It is not a modification of the dominant financial system or even an extension of it… it’s a Klingon colony that dropped to Earth in 2009.
As I’ve also mentioned in the […]