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marctomarket.com / By Marc Chandler / April 14, 2014
Germany appears to have capitulated. The Bundesbank has dropped its opposition to extraordinary measures, like ending the sterilization of the SMP bond purchases, and has even dropped its visceral opposition to QE, if it can be structured properly to keep within the ECB’s mandate.
zerohedge.com / By Tyler Durden / 04/15/2014 13:23 -0400
Moments ago the Nikkei strategically leaked a report that the Japanese cabinet office, quite expectedly, will downgrade its economic assessment in its April report. “Expected” because as we reported, discretionary spending following the sales tax hike, has gotten crushed. Also not unexpected, the USDJPY took the [...]
The Dow fell 143 points on Friday. Gold was just about flat. Why the fall in stock prices? Many reasons were proposed, but no one knows for sure. There may not be a reason at all. Stocks don’t need a reason to [...]
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.
marctomarket.com / By Marc Chandler / April 10, 2014
The Managing Director of the IMF and the chief economist are making no bones about it. More action by the ECB is inevitable. It is “just a question of timing,” says Lagarde and “sooner was better than later”, chimed Blanchard, the chief economist.
zerohedge.com / By Tyler Durden / 04/10/2014 19:30 -0400
Last week BTFD failed for the Nasdaq and that class of talking-heads that we like to call asset-gatherers promulgated that there was no need to worry… this is a small segment of the market dragging down a high-beta index, rotate to bigger caps. The S&P has [...]
blog.milesfranklin.com / By Andrew Hoffman / April 10th, 2014
Today is one of those days where I intend to achieve my goal, as there are simply too many important topics to be broached. Frankly, it is awe-inspiring to watch the daily machinations of global money printing, market manipulation, and propaganda destroying the lives of countless [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 04/10/2014 09:50 -0400
When one thinks of the bailout-taking, London-Whale-suffering, regulatory-fine-paying, pay-rise-taking CEO of JPMorgan, the first analogy is not the philosophical similarities between Jamie Dimon and Martin Luther King. But, according to Dimon’s letter to shareholders below, he feels injustice has been done and quotes MLK on the [...]
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. [...]
zerohedge.com / By Shane Obata via Triggers / 04/08/2014 21:09 -0400
Fundamentals are always important over the long term. That said, it has become quite clear that company financials are not what’s moving this market. As you’ll see in the following chart, QE has been boosting the S&P 500 since 2009.
blog.milesfranklin.com / By Andrew Hoffman / April 8, 2014
It’s early Tuesday morning, and I’m sitting in one of the most peaceful places imaginable the Denver airport at 5:00 AM, where I’m the only sole in sight. This evening, Miles Franklin is hosting a “Protect Your Wealth” dinner in Minneapolis, Minnesota where Andy Schectman and [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 04/08/2014 08:48 -0400
Are you saying it took the highbrow economist cadre five years to figure out and agree with what we first said in 2009, and for which we received endless ridicule, abuse and accusations of fringe insanity? Yes. We are saying that.
milesfranklin.com / By Andrew Hoffman / April 7, 2014
It’s Monday morning, and rarely do I feel so challenged in picking a single topic to write of; as the weekend’s “horrible headline” list is as long as at any time in recent memory – regarding a variety of terrifying topics from the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
marctomarket.com / By Marc Chandler / April 3, 2014
The US dollar is consolidating yesterday’s gains that were scored largely in response to Draghi’s revelation that QE and a negative deposit rate were discussed at the ECB meeting. The greenbacks gains have brought it to important technical levels. This is around $1.3700 for the euro, [...]
dailyreckoning.com / By Richard Duncan / April 3, 2014
Central bank forward guidance and communication are all fine and good, but it is liquidity that moves the markets. When liquidity is plentiful asset prices tend to rise and when it is scarce asset prices tend to fall. What investors require, therefore, is a simple way [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 04/04/2014 10:21 -0400
When in desperate need to crush your currency (being bought hand over fist by the Chinese), so urgently need to boost German exports, since you are unable to actually do QE as per your charter, what do you do if you are Mario Draghi? Well, you [...]
Later today the US March non-farm payroll data will be released. The gold price has dropped lower ahead of the release, as it seems to do every month. This latest reading is expected to be the strongest seen for several months. The payroll data is [...]
In the face of falling, inflation and weakening financial conditions, despite the end of the economic contraction, the ECB stands pat and only offers a reiteration of its threat of some unspecified action if needed. Draghi did tweak his remarks a little, such as committing to [...]
"Many gold bugs readily admit silver to be more depressed than gold. Ted Butler stated long ago that not even gold has a users association. The fact of the existence of this group is another of many proofs that synthetic money creators hate and fear silver even more than their loathing for gold." - Charles Savoie