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The Hidden Motive Behind Quantitative Easing

mises.org / Hunter Lewis / Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Foreign individuals and businesses long ago cut back on their purchases of U.S. bonds. Their place was taken by foreign central banks. The central banks simply created money in their own currency and used it to buy our bonds.

The Federal Reserve [...]

US to Foreign Officials: Stop buying US Treasuries

marctomarket.com / By Marc Chandler / April 15, 2014

Cassandras warn that the foreign appetite for US debt is satiated and wonder who is going to buy US Treasuries when the Federal Reserve stops. Not only are US officials not concerned about this, but the Department of Treasury continues its campaign to discourage foreign central [...]

Kansas City Federal Reserve Warns Of Looming Farm Bankruptcies And Loss Of Farms To Follow (Video)

beforeitsnews.com / April 16, 2014 3:00

Did you know Federal Government land ownership is concentrated in the mineral resource rich western United states? Specifically, 62% of Alaska is federally owned, as is 47% of the 11 coterminous western states.

By contrast, the federal government owns only 4% of lands in the other states. This western [...]

What Bullion Coins are Spendable?

numismaster.com / By Patrick A. Heller / April 14, 2014

The U.S. Dollar Index has fallen below 80. Nations such as China, India, Iran, Russia, and others are seeking to eliminate the U.S. dollar in making payment for international oil transactions. It is not a joke to contemplate alternatives should the U.S. dollar continue falling [...]

Silver, Gold, and What Could Go Wrong

deviantinvestor.com / By GE Christenson / April 15th, 2014

Richard Russell is almost 90 years old and has seen it all. He recently stated:

“My advice, as it has been, is to move to the sidelines while holding large positions in physical silver and gold. Regardless of what the markets do, silver and gold represent [...]

Gold Bears Wager Wrong Again

truthingold.com / truthing / April 14, 2014 at 11:28

Bearish speculators misjudged gold bets again as the release of Federal Reserve minutes extended this month’s rally in bullion.

Money managers cut their net-long position to the lowest since February in the week ended April 8. The minutes of the Fed’s March meeting the next [...]

Question Greenspan about gold at the New Orleans conference in October

gata.org / CHRIS POWELL / 11:36a ET Friday, April 13, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The greatest failure of financial journalism and investment fund management long has been the failure to put specific questions to central banks about their surreptitious interventions in the markets, their market rigging. But participants at this October’s [...]

Cool Video: Bernanke Responds to Rajan’s Criticism

marctomarket.com / Marc Chandler / April 12, 2014

This Cool Video is from CNBC. Former Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke was in the audience of a conference at Brookings Institution. The Governor of India’s central bank Rajan critiqued the Federal Reserve’s unconventional policies and the spillover effects. He essentially laid India’s financial problems at the feet [...]

Listening to the Canary

caseyresearch.com / Terry Coxon / April 11, 2014 2:14pm

During World War II, the British Royal Air Force (RAF) undertook a plan of misdirection to allow a squadron of bombers to approach an exceptionally valuable target in Europe undetected. The target was so heavily guarded that destroying it would require more than the usual degree [...]

The U.S. Dollar: Currency Masquerading as Money

lewrockwell.com / By Donald W. Miller, Jr., MD / April 11, 2014

People consider Federal Reserve notes, U.S. dollars, to be real money. This includes their digital equivalent in bank and credit card statements and Treasury-issued base metal coins. As a unit of account, all goods and services, and land and labor [...]

Why Asian Shoppers Should Blast Gold Prices Sky High

truthingold.com / truthing / April 11, 2014 at 08:54

A backcloth of rampant investor confidence in the global economic recovery, combined with expectations of Federal Reserve monetary tapering, prompted a monumental shift in global gold demand last year.

The safe-haven metal shed more than 27% in 2013 — the first annual drop for 12 [...]

Marc Faber Warns “The Market Is Waking Up To How Clueless The Fed Is”

zerohedge.com / By Tyler Durden / 04/10/2014 15:00 -0400

“I think it’s very likely that we’re seeing, in the next 12 months, an ’87-type of crash,” warns a somewhat excited sounding Marc Faber, adding that he thinks “it will be worse.” The pain is just getting started as Faber notes that “the market is slowly [...]

Real Estate And The Federal Reserve Effect

acting-man.com / Ramsey Su / April 9, 2014

‘QE’ Becomes Ineffective

Case Shiller recently reported their 20 cities index went up 13.2% year over year. This was followed by FHFA’s 7.4% appreciation based on agency loans. Corelogic reported a 12.2% increase compared to a year prior and 24 months of consecutive year over year increase. [...]

What In The World Is Happening To The Nasdaq?

theeconomiccollapseblog.com / By Michael Snyder / April 7, 2014

All of a sudden, the Nasdaq is absolutely tanking. On Monday, it fell more than 1 percent after dropping 3.6 percent on Thursday and Friday combined. At this point, the Nasdaq is off to the worst start to a year that we have seen since 2008, [...]

Darth Vader Economics: Why the Banksters Want Inflation

21stcenturywire.com / Andrew McKillop / April 7, 2014

When it comes to matters of macro economic sorcery, why is it that government ministers and financial media pundits always defer to private bankers? What exotic secret do they hold?

Last week, The European Central Bank (ECB) announced they have no choice but to fire-up the [...]

The Pretense Of Forward Guidance

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 04/07/2014 12:40 -0400

Submitted by James H. Kunstler via Kunstler.com,

Guess what? There is none. Rather, the Federal Reserve practice of Delphically divulging its intentions ought to be understood as the master pretense of US economic life — the delusion that wise persons are actually in control of anything. [...]

EU QE? … The Centre Cannot Hold

thedailybell.com / By Staff Report / April 07, 2014

The real reasons why Draghi flirts with QE … The fear is that money raised from quantitative easing in the eurozone will just be used to prop up banks that need to be allowed to fail The real reasons why Draghi flirts with QE Mario Draghi’s [...]

Tapering QE: And Then Some!

gold-eagle.com / Mark J Lundeen / April 6, 2014

QE-3 began in September 2012 with the Federal Reserve committing itself to the purchase of $85 billion dollars a month of US Treasury bonds and illiquid mortgages from its favorite financial institutions – the big NY banks. And why not? They own the Federal Reserve. In [...]

March 2014 – One Month Closer

aucontrarian.blogspot.com / Frederick J. Sheehan / Saturday, April 5, 2014

Conventional wisdom, as expressed through the noisiest channels (Federal Reserve officials’ daily speeches, Wall Street TV experts), believes Quantitative Easing (QE) has been of negligible effect. As such, this opinion expresses little concern, indeed, little interest, in reversing the inflation of the Federal Reserve’s balance [...]

Why the Fed Will Have to Get Back into the Paper Money Printing Business Soon

profitconfidential.com / By Michael Lombardi / Friday, April 4th, 2014

In the early days of the 2008 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve said, “Job losses, declining equity and housing wealth and tight credit conditions have weighed on consumer sentiment and spending. Weaker sales prospects and difficulties in obtaining credit have led businesses to cut [...]

Why Central Bankers Struggle to Stimulate Growth

dailyreckoning.com / Chris Mayer / Apr 4, 2014

In order to stimulate lending and get the economy going, the European Central Bank (ECB) recently said it could take more drastic action. Among the tools considered are negative interest rates. Meaning, the ECB would charge banks on reserves held at the central bank.

It’s a [...]

It’s in his (Political) Genes

aheadoftheherd.com / Richard (Rick) Mills

As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information”

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s “Abenomics” goal was to end a long miserable decade and a half of deflation by kick starting the economy. This was going to happen because of massive [...]

High Alert Quarterly Market Report – April 2014

thedailybell.com / thedailybell.com / April 03, 2014

A few prevailing themes dominated the first quarter and how they play out over the next month could preview how the second quarter will play out.

Emerging markets and China started the year on a weak note with China’s economy slowing closer to 7% this year and the [...]

Gold Oscillating around a Key Pivot Point

traderdannorcini.blogspot.com / By Dan Norcini / April 3, 2014

I have mentioned and illustrated how I believe the $1280 level is a key level for the gold market as both sides ( bull and bear ) attempt to ascertain the next move for the yellow metal. See those previous posts for more particulars.

Suffice it [...]

April 2016: Dow Jones-30 Suspended Due to Lack of Interest

charleshughsmith.blogspot.com / By Charles Hugh Smith / April 01, 2014

Though many blame the Global Crash of 2015 for the loss of faith in stocks, others say the erosion dated back to at least 2014. April 1, 2016: In an unprecedented move, Dow Jones announced that it was suspending its iconic Dow Jones Industrial Average [...]

Gold will bottom in 2014 before record-making rebound – Pecora

mineweb.com / By Nicholas Larkin / April 01, 2014

(Bloomberg) -

Gold prices will bottom in 2014 before returning to a record within five years as weaker equities spur demand for a haven and physical buying from Asia strengthens, according to asset manager Pecora Capital LLC.

Bullion may drop to about $1,160 an ounce this [...]

Federal Reserve Gold Market Intervention And Government Corruption

investmentresearchdynamics.com / April 1, 2014

Remember, the purpose of Quantitative Easing is to support the balance sheets of a few over-sized banks and to finance the federal budget deficit at an artificially low rate of interest. In other words, QE supports failed banks and federal fiscal irresponsibility. In order to successfully carry off this blatant [...]

Deflating the Deflation Myth

mises.org / by Chris Casey / April 02, 2014

The fear of deflation serves as the theoretical justification of every inflationary action taken by the Federal Reserve and central banks around the world. It is why the Federal Reserve targets a price inflation rate of 2 percent, and not 0 percent. It is in [...]

Swing Trading Gold

news.goldseek.com / By Adam Lemon / 2 April 2014

It is not necessary to delve into the realm of wild conspiracy theory to arrive at a belief that the price of gold is subject to some manipulation. Considering how central and controversial the respective roles of gold and the fiat USD are as major world [...]

Fed apologizes for 100 years of destroying the dollar

sovereignman.com / by Simon Black / April 1, 2014

In an absolutely astounding announcement today, Janet Yellen made a stern and heartfelt apology for 100 years of asset bubbles, depressions, recessions, panics, banking crises, and all-around inflation caused by the Federal Reserve.

Flanked on both sides by former Fed Chairmen Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan, and [...]