gainspainscapital.com / By Graham Summers / September 2, 2015
Last year (2014) will likely go down in history as the “beginning of the end” for the current global Central Banking system.
What will follow will be a gradual unfolding of the next crisis and very likely the collapse of the Central Banking system […]
zerohedge.com / Jim Reid / 09/02/2015 08:06 -0400
For everyone confused about the current state of the global financial situation, you are not alone. To help, here is DB’s Jim Reid with a pretty good summary of where we all currently stand.
From DB’s Jim Reid
One of the biggest problems we face is […]
gainspainscapital.com / by The Phoenix / September 1, 2015
Over the weekend, The Financial Times published an article calling for a ban on physical cash.
This is just the latest in a series of articles being promoted by the financial media proposing this concept. The arguments presented in these articles are always the same:
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 09/01/2015 14:41
Last week, when we quantified what China’s reserve unwind, aka Treasury liquidation, could mean in practical terms, we quoted Bank of America which put the total Reverse QE figure as we dubbed it (or Quantitative Tightening in DB’s terms), at between $1 trillion and $1.1 trillion.
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 09/01/2015 15:06
Remember when the oil crash was supposed to be “unequivocally good” for the global economy and the US consumer, only for this to be disproven as the biggest macroeconomic lie since “QE is good for the people”? We do – quite vividly – which is why in […]
blog.milesfranklin.com / Andrew Hoffman / August 31st, 2015
This morning, the Financial Times – the UK’s more straight-laced (read: boring) version of America’s relentlessly pro-Central bank, propaganda-spewing Wall Street Journal – claimed China’s government has “abandoned large scale purposes” as a means of supporting its collapsing stock market. To which, I ask the same […]
gainspainscapital.com / Graham Summers / August 31, 2015
For six years, the world has operated based on faith and hope that Central Banks somehow fixed the issues that caused the 2008 Crisis.
All of the arguments supporting this defied common sense. A 5th grader knows that you cannot solve a debt problem by issuing more […]
charleshughsmith.blogspot.com / CHARLES HUGH SMITH / MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2015
Whichever option China chooses, it loses.
Many commentators have ably explained the double-bind the central banks of the world find themselves in. Doing more of what’s failed is, well, failing to generate the desired results, but doing nothing also presents risks.
China’s double-bind is […]
davidstockmanscontracorner.com / by David Stockman / September 1, 2015
Call it the rigor mortis of the robo-machines. About 430 days ago the S&P 500 crossed the 1973 mark——-the same point where it settled today. In between there has been endless thrashing as highlighted below.
Surely most thinking investors have left the casino by now. […]
trueeconomics.blogspot.com / by Constantin Gurdgiev / August 28, 2015
Having been out of contact due to work and summer break commitments, I will be updating the blog over the next few days with interesting bits of information that have been overlooked over the last 10 days or so. So stay tuned for numerous updates.
trueeconomics.blogspot.com / by Constantin Gurdgiev / August 28, 2015
Having earlier posted a chart on Central Banks balancesheets expansion (see here), here is an interesting chart plotting inflation expectations (5yr5yr swaps – effectively markets expectations for 5 years from now inflation average over subsequent 5 years)
gata.org / CHRIS POWELL / 2015-08-27 21:33
Suspicion is growing that the Federal Reserve is behind the crash of the stock market as well as the crash of the commodity market.
Financial writer Charles Hugh Smith, in commentary reposted at Zero Hedge yesterday, headlined his analysis “What If the Crash Is as Rigged as Everything […]
goldmoney.com / By Alasdair Macleod / 27 August 2015
This month has seen something that happens not very often: it appears to be the early stages of a global stock market crash.
For the moment investors are in shock, seeking reassurance and keenly intent on preserving their diminishing assets, instead of reflecting on the […]
gainspainscapital.com / Graham Summers / August 25, 2015
The financial system is in uncharted waters… and it’s not clear that the Fed has a clue how to navigate them.
A number of key data points suggest the US is entering another recession. These data points are:
1) The Empire Manufacturing Survey
2) Copper’s […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 08/24/2015 15:18
In a just released letter to clients, the head of the world’s largest hedge fund delivers one of his usual sermons about the economy as a perpetual motion machine, affected by central banks, and where interest rates are supposed to boost asset returns by being below “the […]
schiffgold.com / BY MIKE FINGER / AUGUST 24, 2015
Jim Grant appeared on CNBC this morning with an explanation of the underlying reason why United States stocks just plummeted. His core message is that capitalism requires both success and failure. When central bankmonetary policy corrupts pricing as thoroughly as it currently has, it ruins the […]
wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / August 23, 2015
This wasn’t supposed to happen. The week was already on a crummy downhill path globally, and emerging-market currencies were blowing up, when on Friday in China the Caixin’s Purchasing Manager’s Index hit the worst level since March 2009; manufacturing is sinking deeper into the mire.
peakprosperity.com / by Chris Martenson / August 21, 2015
The global deflationary wave we have been tracking since last fall is picking up steam. This is the natural and unavoidable aftereffect of a global liquidity bubble brought to you courtesy of the world’s main central banks. What goes up must come down — and that’s […]
armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / August 21, 2015
Unquestionably, the overwhelming majority of “analysts” are predicting “aSTOCK MARKET crash for the fall of 2015”. Most predictions are centered on our target date, plus or minus a few days. We are in a period where the central banks are against the wall and are […]
gainspainscapital.com / By Graham Summers / August 21, 2015
ALL of the so called, “economic recovery” that began in 2009 has been based on the Central Banks’ abilities to rein in the collapse.
The first round of interventions (2007-early 2009) was performed in the name of saving the system. The second round (2010-2012) was […]
marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / August 21, 2015
I was on Bloomberg Television’s What’d You Miss show yesterday with Joe Weisenthal and Alix Steel. We talked about several issues, including the claim that China has sparked (another) round in the so-called currency wars. Click here to see this Cool Video.
As I have […]
truthingold.com / August 19, 2015 at 10:54
Countries facing cash shortages may be tempted to sell part of their gold reserves to raise funds, according to Citigroup Inc., which cited Venezuela as a potential example amid concern it may default.
The South American nation is one country that may be at risk of selling […]
dollarvigilante.com / JEFF BERWICK / AUGUST 19, 2015
It is wonderful to see the evolution of bitcoin. For those who don’t know what bitcoin is, it is a new distributed, de-centralized digital currency that began in 2009. It’s a totally free market money uncontrollable by governments or central banks.
It’s the best thing since gold […]
caseyresearch.com / Justin Spittler / August 19, 2015
The US government might not be able to save the financial system from blowing up during the next crisis.
Casey readers know that the US government fought the 2008 financial crisis with the biggest monetary stimulus in world history. It “printed” more than $3 trillion […]
goldsilverworlds.com / Gary Christenson / August 18, 2015
Gold was valuable 3,000 years ago and will be valuable 3,000 years from now. But can you say the same for dollars, euros, yen, or pounds?
Gold maintains its value (on average) over centuries. Can you expect similar longevity for debt based fiat currencies that are […]