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California Drought Updates: Reader Anecdotes, Well Drilling Boom, Images; Drought Spawns Gold Panning Rush

globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Monday, April 14, 2014 2:04 AM

An email from reader “Bombillo” got me looking at the drought situation in California once again. Bombillo writes …

Hi Mish,

Hope all is well with you. I see you have your wine conference coming up with a great speaker roster!

The [...]

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 [...]

ECB embraces QE faulty logic

cobdencentre.org / Detlev Schlichter / 11 April 14

Editor’s note: this article, under the title “No end to central bank meddling as ECB embraces ‘quantitative easing’, faulty logic” appears on Detlev Schlichter’s site. It is reprinted with kind permission.

The 2nd edition of his excellent Paper Money Collapse is available for pre-order.

“Who can print [...]

Can the “Thin Air” Economy Keep Going?

acting-man.com / Bill Bonner / April 8, 2014

Honest Work

Dow down 159 on Friday. Gold up $18 an ounce. Remember, it’s just a matter of time until US stocks begin to fall. How much time? Darned if we know!

We spent Friday cosechando (harvesting). We were on our knees going through the vineyard [...]

Fed to the Sharks, Part 1: The Fed Takes Our Money, Gives It to Banks Who Loan It Back to Us at 16%

charleshughsmith.blogspot.com / CHARLES HUGH SMITH / MONDAY, APRIL 07, 2014

We’re being Fed to the sharks, every day, one morsel at a time. What a way to go…. What can we say about the Federal Reserve’s policies that hasn’t been said a million times? How about simplifying the two primary purposes of Fed policies? I [...]

Trillions in Subsidies, but Banks Still ‘Struggle’

rickackerman.com / BY RICK ACKERMAN / APRIL 7, 2014 12:01 AM GMT

Think you could make it in business with a trillion dollar subsidy? That’s a very conservative estimate of what banks can borrow each year at almost no cost, courtesy of Fed easing. Returning the favor, the banks plow the funny money into [...]

Doug Casey on the Continuing Debasement of Money, Language and Banking in the Modern Age

thedailybell.com / Anthony Wiley / April 06, 2014

Introduction: Doug Casey has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV shows and has been the subject of articles in People, US, Time, Forbes, The Washington Post and numerous other publications. His books include The International Man, Crisis Investing (17 weeks at #1 on the New York [...]

ONE OF FABER’S BEST, WHAT HE’S DOING WITH HIS MONEY, GOLD & MORE – Marc Faber:

kingworldnews.com / Saturday, April 5, 2014

PLEASE CLICK ON PICTURE TO LISTEN TO THIS EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

The Volcker Rule and You: What’s Your Bank Doing with Your Money?

caseyresearch.com / By Dan Steinhart / April 4, 2014

Dear Reader,

What happens to your money when you put it in a bank?

I remember when I was five years old, watching in awe from the passenger seat of our family station wagon as my mom put my dad’s paycheck into the plastic capsule at [...]

China imports less gold as demand wanes, currency weakens

truthingold.com / truthing / April 4, 2014 at 09:28

Banks in China have been importing less gold over the past month as demand waned after the festival season, while cheaper prices at home due to a softer yuan also curbed overseas purchases of the precious metal, banking sources and traders said.

A significant drop [...]

It’s All About the Money!

gold-eagle.com / By David Chapman / April 3, 2014

“Money…..Money….

Money makes the world go around….”

Liza Minnelli as Sally Bowles – Cabaret 1972

“Everybody needs money. That’s why they call it money.”

Danny DeVito as Mickey Bergman – Heist 2001

“Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes [...]

Shocking Facts About The Deindustrialization Of America That Everyone Should Know

theeconomiccollapseblog.com / By Michael Snyder / April 3rd, 2014

America continue to burn up wealth? How long can this nation continue to consume far more wealth than it produces? The trade deficit is one of the biggest reasons for the steady decline of the U.S. economy, but many Americans don’t even understand what it is. [...]

We Don’t Need “Animal Spirits” to Understand Economics

mises.org / by Per Bylund / Thursday, April 03, 2014

A recently published article at The Week, titled “How can we unleash positive animal spirits into the economy? Change the narrative,” provides a clear example of what’s wrong with the perception of economics and why modern economic approaches, possibly aiming to amend the shortcomings [...]

Why Was China Carrying Gold?

acting-man.com / Keith Weiner / April 3, 2014

Why Was China Carrying Gold?

Zero Hedge has run anexcellent article explaining the use of commodities, beginning with copper, to work around the Chinese government’s imposed capital controls[1]. Capital controls are intended to prevent arbitrage between the dollar interest rate and the yuan interest rate, which is [...]

Rick Rule – One Of The Greatest Opportunities In Decades

kingworldnews.com / April 3, 2014

Today one of the wealthiest people in the financial world spoke with King World News about the incredible opportunities for investors in key markets. This is an important interview with Rick Rule, who is business partners with billionaire Eric Sprott, where he discusses exactly what he is doing with [...]

Hathaway – This Will Cause A Historic Short Squeeze In Gold

kingworldnews.com / April 2, 2014

Today a 42-year market veteran spoke with King World News about what is going to cause a massive short squeeze in the price of gold. John Hathaway, who is one of the most respected institutional minds in the world today when it comes to gold, and whose fund was awarded [...]

Moral Blindness Syndrome (MBS) – When Money and Confidence Dies It Will Be Televised

jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.ca / Jesse / 02 APRIL 2014

“It is no exaggeration to say that since the 1980s, much of the global financial sector has become criminalised, creating an industry culture that tolerates or even encourages systematic fraud.

The behaviour that caused the mortgage bubble and financial crisis of 2008 was a natural outcome and continuation [...]

Furious Russia Will Retaliate Over “Illegal And Absurd” Payment Block By “Hostile” JPMorgan

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 04/02/2014 08:02 -0400

While everyone was gushing over the spectacle on TV of a pro-HFT guy and anti-HFT guy go at it, yesterday afternoon we reported what was by far the most important news of the day, one which was lost on virtually everyone if only until this morning, [...]

Second Chinese Bond Company Defaults, First High Yield Bond Issuer

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 04/01/2014 08:01 -0400

In the middle of 2012, to much yield chasing fanfare, China launched a private-placement market for high-yield bonds focusing on China’s small and medium companies, that in a liquidity glutted world promptly found a bevy of willing buyers, mostly using other people’s money. Less than two [...]

Gold Arbitrage and Backwardation Part III (Gold as a Commodity)

acting-man.com / Keith Weiner / March 31, 2014

Gold Arbitrage and Backwardation Part III (Gold as a Commodity)

In Part I, we discussed the concept of arbitrage. We showed why defining it as a risk-free investment that earns more than the risk-free rate of interest is invalid. There is no such thing as a [...]

The Upside Case Of A College Education In One Chart

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 03/28/2014 14:54 -0400

Late last night we presented a scathing report highlighting the extensive downside case why a college education may be best described as a “waste of time and money.” But surely it can’t be all “cons” – after all, with student debt now well over an [...]

Is sound money an unsound idea?

news.goldseek.com / By George Smith / 28 March 2014

Governments hate sound money. Even worse, people hate sound money. Governments hate it because it puts severe limits on what governments can do. People hate it because it would mean taking responsibility for their own lives, relying on their resourcefulness instead of the government. Sound money [...]

Punching Above Our Weight

mises.org / by Jeff Deist / Friday, March 28, 2014

Last week the Mises Institute hosted another outstanding Austrian Economics Research Conference at our campus in Auburn. Attendees enjoyed three days of cross-disciplinary presentations by more than 50 academics, PhD candidates, and economics/finance professionals, all working in the most provocative traditions of Austrian [...]

Unprecedented Surge In Chinese Applicants Willing To Buy US Green Cards

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 03/27/2014 20:59 -0400

A few weeks ago, Canadian authorities decide to scrap its controversial ‘investor’ visa scheme (which had allowed waves of rich Hong Kongers and Mainland Chinese to immigrate and blow the real estate bubble ever bigger). This was met with hollers of derision from the Chinese demanding [...]

This Is What Is Going To Destroy The World’s Financial System

kingworldnews.com / March 27, 2014

On the heels of some turbulent trading in key markets, today a 40-year market veteran sent King World News a powerful piece which exposes a public confession from insiders about what will destroy the world’s financial system. This is an extremely powerful piece from Robert Fitzwilson, founder [...]

GOVERNMENTS WORLDWIDE ADOPTING FATCA STYLE LEGISLATION

dollarvigilante.com / Jeff Berwick / March 24th, 2014

It seems the US has created a new model for the world of draconian taxes and penalties. New powers at HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in Britain allow the body to “raid the bank accounts” of anyone who owes more than £1,000 in tax or tax credits. [...]

Ben Bernanke Gets His Reward

mises.org / by Christopher Westley / Monday, March 24, 2014

“Bernanke Enjoys the ‘Fruits of the Free Market,’” or so we’re told in a Reuters headlinefrom March 4 about the former Fed chairman’s 40-minute speech in Abu Dhabi for which he received, ahem, $250,000. In the Reuters author’s defense, he was only quoting a [...]

The Power Play To Eliminate The Petrodollar

alt-market.com / Saturday, 22 March 2014 07:38 / Callum Newman

This article was written by Callum Newman and originally published at The Daily Reckoning

Anthropology isn’t the profession that springs to mind when wondering how to turn a buck in the financial markets. But the marauding armies of antiquity may tell you more about [...]

The Idiots Are Coming — You Can Take Their Money

dailyreckoning.com / Greg Guenthner / Mar 21, 2014

Brace yourself…

The idiots are coming. The disbelief over last year’s broad-market rally is beginning to fade. Now, poorly informed “traders” and investors are lined up and ready to start throwing their hard-earned money at the stock market once again.

Consider this 100% true (and completely serious) [...]

Money: A Concept No One Understands

lfb.org / DON PAARLBERG / MAR 21, 2014

Baron Rothschild, the famous French financier, was once heard to say that he knew of only two men who really understood money — an obscure clerk in the Bank of France and one of the directors of the Bank of England.

“Unfortunately,” he added, “they disagree.”

That [...]