zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 05/26/2015 17:52
Because “normal people” just do not think like this…
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 05/26/2015 17:52
Because “normal people” just do not think like this…
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / May 26, 2015
To highlight the enormous and growing income inequality issue, please consider California Dreaming: Record $500 Million Tag on L.A. Home.
harveyorganblog.com / by
Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen:
Here are the following closes for gold and silver today:
Gold: $1187.20 down $17.10 (comex closing time)
Silver $16.73 down 30 cents (comex closing time)
In the access market 5:15 pm
Gold/Silver trading: see kitco charts on the right side of the commentary
Following is a brief outline on gold and silver comex figures for today:
At the gold comex today, we had a poor delivery day, registering 0 notices serviced for nil oz. Silver comex filed with 0 notices for nil oz
Several months ago the comex had 303 tonnes of total gold. Today, the total inventory rests at 243.81 tonnes for a loss of 59 tonnes over that period.
In silver, the open interest fell by 1262 contracts as Friday’s silver price was down by 8 cents. The total silver OI continues to remain extremely high with today’s reading at 173,331 contracts maintaining itself near multi-year highs despite a record low price. This dichotomy has been happening now for quite a while and defies logic. There is no doubt that the silver situation is scaring our bankers to no end.
In silver we had 0 notices served upon for nil oz.
In gold, the total comex gold OI rests tonight at 414,882 for a loss of 2,939 contracts as gold was down $0.10 on Friday. We had 0 notices served upon for nil oz. Whenever we approach first day notice, the entire open interest for the gold or silver complex collapses.
Today, we had a slight change in inventory at the GLD, an addition of .600 tonnes of gold; thus the new inventory rests tonight at 715.86 tonnes. The appetite for gold coming from China is depleting not only gold from the LBMA and GLD but also the comex is bleeding gold.
In silver, /we had no change in silver inventory at the SLV/Inventory rests at 317.930 million oz
We have a few important stories to bring to your attention today…
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 05/26/2015 15:30
Earlier this month, Lone Star state residents breathed a heavy sigh of relief after Chuck Norris promised that in the event a US Spec Ops training exercise inexplicably morphs into a second (and thereby completely redundant) annexation of Texas, Walker Texas Ranger will personally defend the state against a Navy SEAL incursion.
As a reminder, the government is set to conduct a series of training exercises in several Western states including Texas beginning on July 15. The operation, dubbed “Jade Helm 15”, has sparked quite a spirited debate, especially among Texans, some of whom believe the drills are a prelude to martial law. Suspicions have by no means been confined to conspiracy theorists with the Governor himself calling on the Texas Guard to monitor the operation, a move which at least one former Texas Republican lawmaker has called “embarrassing.” Indeed, even former Governor Rick Perry has now weighed in, noting that even though he questions the government “on a regular basis”, a Texas invasion likely isn’t in the cards:
healthimpactnews.com / by Christina England The Liberty Beacon / May 27, 2015
Many of us are aware that much of the research that we read today regarding the safety of vaccinations has been funded by the pharmaceutical industry. Whilst this satisfies many parents researching the subject, others are beginning to question the validity of these studies. They are asking themselves whether or not the information that is being provided could be biased in any way.
Did you know that the majority of the vaccine studies being used by professionals to prove that vaccines are safe and effective are actually being written by scientists who have a vested interest in the pharmaceutical industry?
This was an issue highlighted in a paper written by Gayle DeLong from the Department of Economics and Finance, Baruch College, New York. She wrote:
Her paper was extremely detailed, fully referenced and full of facts and figures.
Summarizing what she had discovered, she wrote:
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 05/26/2015 14:20
“We got hammered,” Houston’s emergency management coordinator Rick Flanagan told CNN, and as the following stunning images show, that is an understatement. “We’ve seen flooding before, but not nearly to this extreme,” said one resident, adding“It rains and it rains and it rains, and there’s really nowhere for the water to go… It’s ridiculous.“ Perhaps even more stunningly, as Mashable’s Andrew Freeman notes, the floods have been a remarkable turn of events for a region that was still mired in drought as of three weeks ago. That drought, which had affected Texas since 2010, is now effectively over in most areas, as is a long-running drought in Oklahoma. Authorities are still searching for 12 members of two families who went missing over the weekend.
thedailysheeple.com / Joshua Krause / May 26th, 2015
One of the arguments in favor of automation, is that even though robots will take our jobs, surely they will replace them with better jobs. Right? They will eliminate menial vocations and replace them with programmers and repair crews that will be dedicated to maintaining the machines, and these jobs will pay much more than the ones they replace. But what if these new machines don’t need any human input? What if they can learn all by themselves?
That appears to be the case with a new robot developed at UC Berkeley, which has been appropriately dubbed BRETT (Berkeley Robot for the Elimination of Tedious Tasks). The machine learns through trial and error, much like a human.
Gregory Mannarino, Published on May 26, 2015
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 05/26/2015 15:10
As part of the US shale miracle, a far less pleasant, and talked about side-effect are the millions of gallons of wastewater: that key component of the new drilling technology that allows previously inaccessible deposits to be extracted. And, as increasingly more states are finding out, the problem isn’t pumping the water out, but finding a place to put it, no places more so than Oklahoma.
To be sure, Oklahoma benefited hugely from the shale revolution: the state’s oil production has doubled in the past five years. And now, as the Piper has finally come to collect his due, the ground is literally shaking under the feet of Oklahoma’s residents as the aftermath of the fracking “boom” has unleashed an unprecedented series of earthquakes.
The reason: instead of disposing wastewater in some regulated manner, in Oklahoma it gets injected back underground. And as wastewater disposal rates have doubled, seismic activity has exploded across Oklahoma. After averaging 1.6 earthquakes per year of magnitude 3.0 or higher, the state experienced 64 in 2011, including its largest in recorded history—a 5.7-magnitude temblor on Nov. 6, 2011, centered in Prague, 50 miles east of Oklahoma City, that buckled a highway, destroyed 14 homes, and injured two people.
wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter •
Good thing – for once – that the US has a service-oriented economy. Otherwise some states would be in terrible shape. Because, for many manufacturers in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and a number of other states, life is getting tough. And don’t just blame the oil bust. That’s what the Kansas City Fed reported last week, and that’s what the Dallas Fed reported today.
“Perceptions of broader business conditions worsened further” in May, the Dallas Fed said in its Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. “Labor market indicators reflected employment declines and shorter workweeks,” with only 12% of the firms reporting net hiring, but with 21% reporting net layoffs.
The general business activity index dropped to -20.8, in the negative for the fourth month in a row, worst level since June 2009:
wallstreetexaminer.com / by Adam O’Dell •
Wall Street gets a bad rap. Much of it is deserved. But not necessarily for the reasons you might expect.
You see, to many, Wall Street’s suit-clad warriors appear to be nothing more than money-sucking leeches… draining the pockets of Americans’ hard-earned dollars through their fees, commissions and kick-backs.
Whether this is a fair characterization or not, Wall Street’s worst give haters plenty of ammo. Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street epitomized the greed-driven, ethics-bending (and raunchy) culture of 1990s Wall Street.
The film grossed nearly $400 million at the box office, giving Scorsese his biggest “winner” to date while confirming that people, in general, love a good villain.
“Is that really what it was like?” my wife asked me, after we watched the movie.
Upon realizing she was not being sarcastic, I replied: “Yup… still is, to some extent.”
Sure, Wall Street is now more heavily regulated than it was during Jordan Belfort’s golden years. But is that enough?
zerohedge.com / by Christoph Gisiger via Finanz und Wirtschaft on 05/26/2015 14:45
Charles Biderman, founder of the research firm TrimTabs spots a warning sign in the drop of the commodity prices and mistrusts the paper money of the centrals banks.
In every market supply and demand are determining the price. Charles Biderman uses this simple logic as the foundation for his investment philosophy. The outspoken founder of the research firm TrimTabs is convinced that stock prices are a function of liquidity—the amount of shares available to buy and the amount of money available to buy them—rather than fundamental value. Therefore, he carefully tracks the announced actions of companies. In his view they are among the biggest players in the stock market and the driving force behind today’s bull market. For now, Biderman thinks that this trend will push stock prices even higher. For the medium term though, he cautions that the financial markets are poised for a severe crash. He spots the first signs of a global recession in the drop of the commodity prices and warns of the moment when people don’t trust the paper money of the central banks anymore.
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Mr. Biderman, once again the economy is not doing well. Nevertheless, the stock market in the United States seems to be in record setting mood. What’s behind the rally?
thedailysheeple.com / By Heather Callaghan, Activist Post / May 26th, 2015
Gary Null has been a popular, longtime radio host with the longest running health talk show which airs on Progressive Radio Network. He has authored and directed dozens upon dozens of books and documentaries.
A few weeks ago, he was asked as an honored guest on Bonnie Faulkner’s show, Guns and Butter which talks about the politics of economics and airs on Pacifica KPFA public radio stations. In the spirit of truth, Bonnie wanted listeners to hear the other side of the vaccine talk, not the “case closed” version. What you’re not being told about vaccines. And specifically SB277, the California bill to mandate vaccines for virtually all Californian school children. Who better to ask than Null, an alternative health expert, medical activist, and Pacifica veteran?
When it came time to air, however, they were told they weren’t allowed – or rather, they were outright censored and the show was cut – the first time for Guns and Butter in over 11 years. But Bonnie could not let this breach of truth rest…
Bonnie went on the Gary Null Show and they did a “reverse interview.” Bonnie then interviewed Gary and they both shared the Sound Cloud file to their listeners. Listen to the banned talk with updated information on SB277 and the censorship here, while you read what happened next…
jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com / 26 MAY 2015
They don’t always put up a billboard with flashing lights, but often enough the next move in the market is pretty well-illuminated for those who are not from out of town.
And so we had the downdraft in stocks today, because of ‘better than expected economic data’ that ‘might cause the Fed to raise rates sooner’ rather than later.
Complete and utter baloney, a story for the tourists.
Stocks were jammed up against overhead resistance, and the pros were handing off their inflated shares to the specs and institutions, and positioned themselves for a downdraft.
And so today I covered the ‘aggressive’ short and took the profit. Maybe we will get more downside, or upside, but it won’t be because of any economic news of the mild sort we got this morning.
Durable good are notoriously volatile, and anyone who bases investment decisions off squiggles like this, or the consumer index which is a lagging indicator of the stock market. The housing data was pretty much inline, but housing data these days makes the work of the BLS look good.
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 05/26/2015 13:55
With French ministers crowing about their better-than-expected GDP data (+0.7%) as some trend reversal that heralds a revolution, it appears Vladimir Putin is about to put a dent in their hopes and dreams. As Sputnik News reports, Moscow has finally given up on the $1.3 billion deal for two Mistral-class helicopter carriers and plans to build its own. Even worse for France, now Russia will discuss only the sum that Paris should pay Russia for the failed contract. However, as with everything in the world, there may be aulterior motive, as China comes sniffing as a white knight for the amphibious vessels (at a reduced price) and then sells to its ‘ally’ Russia (who has already pocketed the contract cancellation fees).
healthimpactnews.com / by Health Impact News/MedicalKidnap.com Staff / May 27, 2015
December 21st, 2014 Rebecca Wanosik was blessed with her 5th child. A beautiful baby girl was born in her home in Lebanon, Missouri. It was an uncomplicated home birth, and she was assisted by her midwife. This was Rebecca’s 2nd home birth, and with Rebecca being an experienced mother of 4, she knew what to expect. Rebecca and her husband were overjoyed with another beautiful addition to their family. Rebecca had her 4 children prior to meeting Anthony. This was their first child they had together. Rebecca felt so complete with an amazing husband, and now their baby girl.
But soon their family was completely torn apart when CPS came in and took all 5 of their children away, after the baby was found with fractured bones. Being now listed as “child abusers,” Rebecca would later learn that she had Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, with low vitamin D levels for both her and her baby.
Baby’s Health Problems Surface
Anthony, Rebecca’s husband, has been actively serving in the military for the last 6 years. While he was serving our country, things started to unravel at home.
Rebecca started to feel her daughter’s rib cage popping and cracking at 3 weeks of age, so she made an appointment with their pediatrician. She expressed her concern to the doctor, and the pediatrician said “keep doing what you are doing, she seems fine.” Rebecca went home as advised, and trusted the doctors with their examination.
But by February 24th there was discomfort in her daughter’s right arm, and it seemed to be bothering her. Again she made an appointment with the pediatrician. Unfortunately, this time their normal pediatrician was unavailable. Rebecca was concerned, but she took who was available to have her daughter checked out again.
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 05/26/2015 13:30
…or just see the mirrors…
wallstreetexaminer.com / by Money Morning Staff Reports •
Goldman’s recent forecast calls for basically no gains on the S&P 500 over the next 12 months. That’s got some investors spooked and looking for the exits. But Keith Fitz-Gerald believes we need to look at what Goldman does, not what it says…
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 05/26/2015 13:12
As we documented previously, one of the best ways to determine if a given Treasury auction will be strong is to look at the implied short overhang heading into the auction courtesy of Repo rates. Earlier today, ahead of today’s $26 billion auction, the 2Y was trading -0.27% in repo: not too shorted, but judging by the results of the just concluded auction, shorted enough.
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