blog.milesfranklin.com / Andrew Hoffman / October 1st, 2014
When I was a buy-side analyst at a NYC hedge fund from 1996-98, our portfolio consisted primarily of small-cap, over-the-counter stocks. Many had large bid-asked spreads, tempting the fund’s managers to “paint the tape” by purchasing small lots with “market on close” orders at the end of [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 10/01/2014 14:05
Thanks to The Federal Reserve’s extreme monetary policy, “the prospective return of asset classes is very narrow,” warns Bridgewater’s Ray Dalio, with expected returns for equities of “only about 4 percent.” This is a problem, he explains in this brief clip, as monetary policy relies on [...]
dollarvigilante.com / Jeff Berwick / September 30th, 2014
If you solely pay attention to the mainstream media headlines you will be so woefully misinformed that you would be better off not reading them at all.
Here is a sample of recent headlines:
“US dollar surges to record high,” the headlines screamed in unison. As the [...]
sovereignman.com / by Simon Black on September 30, 2014
Earlier this month both the New York and Philadelphia Federal Reserves published the results of a survey they conducted asking business owners how the Affordable Care Act has changed how they operate.
Bear in mind, healthcare reform was sold on the basis that it would [...]
johngaltfla.com / by John Galt / September 30, 2014
The silence I have been projecting lately via the written word has been far surpassed if one has taken the time to listen to my recent radio programs via JMR. Over the last three weeks, I have outlined the threats not just to the stock [...]
goldsilverworlds.com / David Levenstein / September 30, 2014
September has been a poor month for precious metals. Gold is down 5.2%, despite it being gold’s strongest month from a seasonal perspective. The price fall means that gold is heading for the first quarterly loss this year.
As a dollar-driven rally spurred by U.S. [...]
gata.org / By Steve Lonegan / September 10, 2014
There Ain’t No Such Thing as a Free Market
By Steve Lonegan MarketWatch.com Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Well-meaning conservative and libertarian groups beat the drum for something called “free markets.” Liberal groups blame these “free markets” for many of the world’s evils.
Here’s the harsh reality [...]
thedailybell.com / By Staff News & Analysis / September 30, 2014
How Eric Holder Failed the Economy … Attorney General Eric Holder, who plans to step down after more than five years in office, has efforts and achievements to be proud of, no doubt, but will probably be remembered above all for something he [...]
gata.org / By Michael Mackenzie and Tracy Alloway, Financial Times, London / September 29, 2014
NEW YORK — Investors are scrambling for safe assets ahead of the end of the financial quarter, with the scrum for securities exacerbated by the Federal Reserve’s testing of a key financing tool for an eventual tightening of policy.
wallstreetonparade.com / By Pam Martens / September 28, 2014
William C. (Bill) Dudley, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
If you missed our coverage in 2012 of the Lower Manhattan Security Coordination Center where Wall Street sleuths from those serially charged firms like Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan dunk donuts [...]
edgetraderplus.com / September 28, 2014
There have been no articles here on the stock market since last February, Fat Lady Has Yet To Sing. Some Questions About YOUR Stocks? A half-year later, there has still been no singing, but the questions about how profitable any of your stock holdings are is still very much [...]
gotgoldreport.com / Frank Holmes / Saturday, September 27, 2014
Last week Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen insisted that record-low interest rates will stay as they are for a “considerable time.” So what does that mean for bond investors? Many people realize that rising interest rates affect yields and prices, but what others might [...]
marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / Sept 25, 2014
This Great Graphic, created on Bloomberg, shows the Federal Reserve’s real broad trade weighted measure of the dollar. It clearly shows that the dollar declined between 2000-2010, with the brief, but sharp rally in late 2008 and into 2009.
This broad measure of the dollar’s performance, [...]
news.goldseek.com / By Theodore (Ty) Andros / 26 September 2014
In today’s TedBits we will be outlining a lot of smoke signals. They signal fires burning and about to break out. As everyone is aware, the Federal Reserve has been tightening monetary policy for almost a year now and has been [...]
garynorth.com / by Gary North / September 26, 2014
One year ago, Jim Willie made a big mistake. He wrote off Murray Rothbard as a dolt.
He did not mention Rothbard by name. He was too smart for that. He simply dismissed Rothbard’s description of how [...]
sovereignman.com / by Simon Black / September 25, 2014
September 25, 2014 Sovereign Valley Farm, Chile
For the last four years we’ve been railing against the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act as one of the dumbest, most arrogant laws ever passed in the history of the world.
FATCA, as [...]
bullionbullscanada.com / by Jeff Nielson / 22 September 2014 14:40
At one time, the United States was a “free democracy”. When did it end? Assigning a precise date to that question would be the subject of considerable debate. However, clearly the beginning-of-the-end traces back to a very specific date: November, 1910.
news.goldseek.com / By Frank Holmes / 22 September 2014
Interest rates can’t stay zero forever, but for now it’s more of the same.
The Federal Reserve’s bond-buying program, enacted to spur growth, will indeed be winding down next month, as expected. But record-low interest rates will stay as they are for a “considerable time,” [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 09/23/2014 12:53
Just over a year ago, we warned on the very real concerns about corporate bond liquidity drying up and the potentially huge problems associated with that, if and when the Fed ever pulls the rug out from the one-way street of free-money injections. It [...]
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Testifying on High Frequency Trading Before the House Appropriations Committee on April 4, 2014
wallstreetonparade.com / By Pam Martens and Russ Martens / September 23, 2014
In addition to hundreds of Federal bank examiners permanently stationed at Wall Street’s biggest banks by the Federal Reserve and Office of the [...]