zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 04/17/2015 08:13 -0400
A large number of European countries have effectively quarantined Greece in a bid to minimize the consequences on their credit systems in case of a Greek “accident.” As ekathimerini reports, the actions are being taken in order to shield themselves and minimize the danger of contagion […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 04/16/2015 08:39 -0400
After last week’s plunge to cycle lows, initial jobless claims jumped 12k from a revised 282k to 294k, back above the average for the year. The trend of falling claims has now ended as it appears the end of government fiscal year and QE3 signalled the […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 04/16/2015 08:18 -0400
On Wednesday, reports out of Germany indicated that Berlin was drawing up plans to keep the Greek banking sector from crumbling in the event Athens missed one or more of its upcoming payments to the IMF (i.e. in case Greece defaults). Yesterday evening, we went on […]
goldsilverworlds.com / Gary Christenson / April 15, 2015
Assume you have annual income of $60,000 and credit card debt of $10,000. No problem.
Assume you have the same income but credit card debt of $360,000. Big problem!
The US government has annual income of approximately $3 Trillion and official debt in excess of $18 Trillion. […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 04/15/2015 08:02 -0400
One look at BofA’s earnings report shows why contrary to popular opinion, the bank that bailed out insolvent Merrill Lynch is far better off to be pnealized with tens of billions in legal fees than running its business unbothered by the racketeering government. The reason: a […]
goldcore.com / By Mark O’Byrne / April 14, 2015
- Greek government to withhold IMF payments according to the FT – Prime Minister Tsipras denies preparing for default according to Reuters – Government funds to run out by end of month – Default would likely lead to “Grexit” and return to drachma – EU may […]
charleshughsmith.blogspot.com / CHARLES HUGH SMITH / MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2015
Promises of wealth and security are far more contingent than is being advertised.
The Millennial Generation, if we’re to believe various polls, aspires to either make boatloads of money on Wall Street, or secure a can’t-be-fired job in the government. Given the dominance of finance […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 04/14/2015 07:41 -0400
Following countless quarters in which JPM suffered about $30 billion in legal charges, the tempets in Jamie Dimon’s legal settlement teapot may be quieting down, with a quarter in which JPM experienced “only” $687 million in pre-tax legal expenses, or about $0.13 in EPS.
zerohedge.com / by Bob Livinston / 04/13/2015 23:00 -0400
Life and happiness in this life under any political system directly depend upon how much our individuality (versus the crowd) is retained and to what extent we throw off manipulated illusions.
The more we are immersed into the mass mind (the crowd), the more we […]
truthingold.com / Dave in Denver / April 13, 2015 at 09:17
Turkey’s trade balance, one of the few points for solace in this year’s worst performing bond market, might not be improving as much as the data appears to show.
Despite having no significant gold deposits, exports of the precious metal made up 70 […]
dollarvigilante.com / Jeff Berwick / April 13th, 2015
Last week we commented on how activists in New York had gotten around the government removal of an Edward Snowden statue by replacing his image with a hologram.
In the constant battle between the free market and its evil nemesis, government, the stakes were raised dramatically […]
mises.org / Ryan McMaken / APRIL 10, 2015
California Governor Jerry Brown has announced that private citizens and small businesses — among others — will have their water usage restricted, monitored, and subject to heavy fines if state agents determine that too much water has been used. Noticeably absent from the list of those […]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Friday, April 10, 2015 12:47 AM
Milestones in Bond Insanity
Two events happened this week for the first time: negative yield on 10-year government bonds and 100-year bonds by Mexico denominated in euros.
Please consider Swiss, Mexican Bond Deals Represent Milestones for Debt.
Until Wednesday, no country had […]
21stcenturywire.com / APRIL 9, 2015
There are some war hawks embedded in government, media and in high-flying (Rockefeller-funded) think tanks who are at pain to accept the reality that the US and the British governments no longer have a monopoly on global information, opinion and analysis.
Foreign Policy Magazine, mouthpiece for the Council on Foreign […]
zerohedge.com / by Larry Larry / 04/09/2015 08:56 -0400
QIRP Does Not Work And Rebutting Bernanke’s Defense Of Himself
I refer to the combination of QE and ZIRP as QIRP. Both happened concurrently for the most part. It is hard to dis-aggregate the effect of one from the other. ZIRP has its impact from a […]
shtfplan.com / Mac Slavo / April 9th, 2015
Yes, it is once again tax time.
Chances are there have been a few grumblings this time a year in your home or one nearby concerning everyone’s favorite villain – the IRS.
From the missing emails of Lois Lerner and using the tax system to target Tea […]
goldcore.com / By Mark O’Byrne / April 9, 2015
- Austria will remove state guarantee of bank deposits – Austrian deposit plan given go ahead by the EU – Banks to pay into a deposit insurance fund over 10 years – Fund will then be valued at a grossly inadequate €1.5 billion – New bail-in […]
armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / April 9, 2015
For the first time since 2008, banks are rushing into government Treasuries (PUBLIC)holdings faster than corporate/consumer loans (PRIVATE). Bank portfolio holdings have been a key component in monitoring the shifts between PUBLIC and PRIVATE CONFIDENCE. These shifts from government securities to private holdings within bank portfolios […]
mises.org / Julian Adorney / APRIL 8, 2015
Dating is perhaps the freest “market” in the United States today, and its lack of regulation can teach us powerful lessons about the flaws inherent in government regulation.
Most people recognize the absurdity of trying to regulate romantic relationships. What many don’t realize is that this […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 04/08/2015 07:53 -0400
It had to happen sooner or later… in the new normal of yield-reaching, collateral-shortage-ing, money-printing economalypse, the Swiss government has become the first ever to issue a 10Y sovereign bond at a negative yield. As WSJ notes, while several European countries have sold government debt at […]