shtfplan.com / Mac Slavo / April 17th, 2015
As everyone knows by now, the Federal Reserve’s main tool in economic warfare has become hyper low interest rates and, thus, extremely cheap money for large institutions vis-à-vis the controversial reign of QE – quantitative easing.
Now, the how-low-can-you-go climate has created negative interest rates, meaning not […]
wallstreetexaminer.com / by Alan Tonelson, Courtesy of RealityChek • April 10, 2015
U.S. leaders keep showing us that they remain “The Gang That Can’t Think Straight” when it comes to international economic policy. Just look at yesterday’s Treasury Department report on exchange rate policies around the world – the department’s biannual assessment of whether America’s […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 04/09/2015 10:11
Last October’s Treasury flash crash — which Gregg Berman will tell you wasn’t the fault of HFT and which will likely repeat at some point or another thanks to the fact that Fed purchases have reduced market depth — may no longer be a once every […]
goldsilverworlds.com / by Theodore Butler / April 7, 2015
A rare event occurred this past week; the CFTC charged a major food company, Kraft, Inc., with price manipulation in the wheat market. You can count on one or two hands the number of times the federal commodities regulator has charged anyone with price manipulation in […]
gata.org / CHRIS POWELL / April 6, 2015
Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:
Manipulation of the gold market by the Federal Reserve is a major subject of an interview with New York Sun editor Seth Lipsky about his new book, “The Floating Kilogram,” a collection of essays about the U.S. monetary system. The interview […]
zerohedge.com / by Stefan Kawalec, originally posted at Project Syndicate on 04/03/2015 20:30
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which the European Union and the United States currently are negotiating, would, studies say, boost welfare and reduce unemployment in both economies, as well as in other countries. At the same time, the TTIP could […]
news.goldseek.com / By Frank Holmes / 30 March 2015
Deutsche Bank said that after seven consecutive days of gains in the gold market, it has become increasingly difficult to dismiss the rally as merely a function of the recent weakness in the U.S. dollar. Additionally, Saudi Arabia-led bombings in Yemen this week boosted […]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / by Mike “Mish” Shedlock / March 27, 2015
Of S&P 500 companies providing first-quarter outlooks, MarketWatch reports 84% have been negative as Profit Warnings Pile Up.
Ahead of the start of earnings reporting season, which unofficially kicks off when Alcoa Inc., reports results on April 8, about 84% of the companies that have […]
goldsilverworlds.com / via Money Metals / March 24, 2015
Never before has holding bonds denominated in national currencies been more risky and less rewarding. That may seem like a provocative statement, but it’s not hyperbole. It’s the reality investors around the world now face.
Sovereign debt issued by Western governments sport record-low yields […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 03/24/2015 18:30
Echoing the grave concerns of no lesser ‘maestro’ of manipulation than Alan Greenspan, Wells Capital Management’s Jim Paulsen notes that while the U.S. stock market has risen by about 3 times from its crisis low in March 2009; much of this advance has been against a […]
blog.milesfranklin.com / by Andrew Hoffman / March 18th, 2015
With each passing day, a greater share of the world’s 7.3 billion denizens are succumbing to the political, economic, financial, monetary, and social horrors of history’s largest fiat Ponzi scheme. After 44 years, it has enveloped all aspects of our existence, leaving a handful of sociopaths […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 03/16/2015 11:46
It was a tough weekend (again) for Greece’s embattled FinMin Yanis Varoufakis. After walking out on a CNBC interview when asked if he was a liability (after his photo shoot caused a storm in Greece), a video surfaced showing the outspoken minister giving the middle finger […]
gata.org / By Keri Geiger and Greg Farrell via Bloomberg News / March 13, 2015
NEW YORK — The U.S. Justice Department is seeking about $1 billion each from global banks being investigated for manipulation of currency markets, according to two people familiar with the talks.
The figure is a starting point in settlement discussions, […]
silver-coin-investor.com / By Dr. Jeffrey Lewis / Mar 12, 2015
I’ll fly a starship across the Universe divide And when I reach the other side I’ll find a place to rest my spirit if I can Perhaps I may become a highwayman again Or I may simply be a single drop of rain But I […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 03/12/2015 22:03
There was a time when those who dared to call out the massive Libor manipulation conspiracy (such as what Zero Hedge did with one of its first posts in 2009) for being a massive Libor manipulation conspiracy some 4 years before the “theory” became a fact, […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 03/12/2015 18:05
Herbalife stock is up over 5% after hours after WSJ reports Bill Ackman (among others) made false statement about Herbalife’s business models to regulators – in order to spur investigations into the company and lower its stock price. This comes just months after Ackman kinda-sorta-didn’t-really insider-trade […]
investmentresearchdynamics.com / By David Kranzler / March 9, 2015
I’ve been involved in every aspect of the precious metals market since late 2001 and I’ve never heard of Rick Spooner or CMC markets…Rick Spooner? Why not just drag out Pee Wee Herman and have him read off a teleprompter?
CNBC, Ansuya Arjani and anti-gold terrorism
caseyresearch.com / by Ed Steer / March 9, 2015
Below is one of the charts that I used in my presentation at the Casey Research conference in San Antonio, Texas last September—and I thought it time for a revisit.
It’s based on an interesting piece of research by Sam and Bob Kirtly at SK Options […]