goldsilverworlds.com / December 20, 2014
In his weekly market review, Frank Holmes of the USFunds.com summarizes this week’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the gold market for gold investors. Gold closed the week at $1,196.35 down $26.15 per ounce (-2.14%). Gold stocks, as measured by the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, fell 0.41%. […]
teapartyeconomist.com / Zach Carter via huffingtonpost.com / December 19, 2014
WASHINGTON — Christmas came early for Wall Street this year. The Federal Reserve on Thursday granted banks an extra year to comply with a key provision of the Volcker Rule, a move that gives financial lobbyists more time to kill the new regulation before it […]
gata.org / By Jesse Hamilton and Cheyenne Hopkins / 2014-12-19 01:26
By Jesse Hamilton and Cheyenne Hopkins Bloomberg News Thursday, December 18, 2014
WASHINGTON — Banks, adding to their wins in Washington this month, got a reprieve from the Volcker Rule that will let them hold onto billions of dollars in private-equity and hedge-fund investments […]
streettalklive.com / Lance Roberts / 18 December 2014
The Fed’s “You Say Potato; I Say Potatoe” Statement
Yesterday, the Federal Reserve released their financial FOMC meeting statement for 2014. The primary focal point by the financial markets has been answering the question of WHEN the Federal Reserve will begin tightening monetary policy by hiking […]
theautomaticearth.com / by Raúl Ilargi Meijer / December 18, 2014
“World finance is rotating on its axis. The stronger the US boom, the worse it will be for those countries on the wrong side of the dollar”. [..] “Pimco’s Emerging Market Corporate Bond Fund bled $237m in November, and the pain is unlikely to […]
paulcraigroberts.org / Paul Craig Roberts / December 17, 2014
A dangerous new trend is the successful manipulation of the financial markets by the Federal Reserve, other central banks, private banks, and the US Treasury. The Federal Reserve reduced real interest rates on US government debt obligations first to zero and then pushed real interest rates […]
dollarvigilante.com / By Jeff Berwick / 2014/12/16
The trajectory is clear. Painfully clear.
The US government is so beyond bankrupt it isn’t even worth belaboring the point. We’ve spent the last five years here doing so.
What is more important, if you are an American who still has most of your assets inside the […]
wallstreetonparade.com / By Pam Martens: December 16, 2014
Citigroup is the Wall Street mega bank that forced the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act in 1999; blew itself up as a result of the repeal in 2008; was propped back up with the largest taxpayer bailout in the history of the world even though it was […]
alt-market.com / Brandon Smith / Wednesday, 17 December 2014 06:29
As I write this, the news is saturated with stories of a hostage situation possibly involving Islamic militants in Sydney, Australia. Like many, I am concerned about the shockwave such an event will create through our sociopolitical structures. However, while most of the world will […]
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theautomaticearth.com / By Raúl Ilargi Meijer / December 16, 2014
And there’s another nice comparison.
• Oil Has Become The New Housing Bubble (CNBC)
The same thing that happened to the housing market in 2000 to 2006 has happened to the oil market from 2009 […]
paulcraigroberts.org / By Paul Craig Roberts / December 15, 2014
The gangsters who run the US financial system have determined opponents. Among them are Elizabeth Warren, Nomi Prins, Pam and Russ Martens, Michael Hudson, and David Stockman.
I have often expressed my admiration for Warren, Prins, Martens, and Hudson. In his latest column, David Stockman […]
marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / 13 December 2014
The US dollar’s run stopped last week, but not before new highs were recorded against the euro, sterling, and the yen. By the end of the week, the euro had risen 1.4%, sterling 0.9%, and the yen had risen as much as the two […]
theburningplatform.com / by Jim Quinn / 13th December 2014
The number of oil rigs operating in North Dakota was already declining before the epic plunge in oil prices. That was when Bakken crude was fetching $60 to $70 per barrel. It sells at a steep discount to WTI. Guess what it is selling for […]
doctorhousingbubble.com / Dr. Housing Bubble / December 11th, 2014
The Federal Reserve conducted a study on Millennials and tried to ascertain why so many of them are living at home. Is it too much student debt? Lower incomes? Or is it that home prices are simply unaffordable? The study finds that all of these factors […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 12/11/2014 14:40
Even though the economy may not have normalized fully, it is also clearly no longer in crisis, and yet, as Bloomberg Brief’s Carl Riccadonna notes, monetary policy remains calibrated at a crisis stance. There are numerous reasons for this as we have expounded vociferously but the make-up […]
kingworldnews.com / December 11, 2014
With stocks rallying along with the dollar, and crude oil hitting $60, today one of the legends in the business includes a guest commentary about a region with trillions of dollars in wealth funds that is now shocking the world. This piece also covers a historic bank panic. Hopefully […]
davidstockmanscontracorner.com / by David Stockman / December 9, 2014
How ever-loving stupid do they think we really are?
Goldman’s plenipotentiary at the New York Fed, William Dudley or B-Dud, has been running around pointedly emitting a new word signal called “patient” rather than “considerable time” to describe the Fed’s interest raising plan. Then right […]
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 […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 12/08/2014 22:29
Unlike the Federal Reserve – which openly encourages speculative wealth creation/redistribution and has never seen an equity bubble it didn’t believe was contained – the PBOC appears, by its actions tonight, to be concerned that things have got a little overheated in its corporate bond and […]
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 […]