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Federal Reserve Created Bitcoin and Other Percolating Bubbles - Michael Carino, Greenwich Endeavors
The Federal Reserve’s tools for achieving its dual mandate of low inflation and full employment manipulate interest rates and therefore markets.  This manipulation of rates reverberates globally. Their manipulation historically had been more light handed and invisible to most of the public.  However, over the last decade, their impact on interest rates and yield levels have been the most dramatic in the history of the Federal Reserve.  Whenever you have policies that are extreme, it is best to
Monday, December 11, 2017
Stewart Dougherty
The War on Gold Intensifies: It Betrays the Elitists’ Panic and Augurs Their Coming Defeat (Part 2)
Dictatorship (noun): Definition #3: absolute power or authority (Websters); Def. #2: absolute, imperious or overbearing power or control (Random House);Def. #3: Absolute or despotic control or power (American Heritage);Def. #3: Absolute or supreme power or authority (Collins English Dictionary);Def. #1: A type of government where absolute sovereignty is allotted to an individual or small clique (Wikipedia).“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battle
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Steve St Angelo - SRSRocco Report
THE DISINFORMATION WAR: The Attempt To Disregard Silver Investor Demand In The Market
There is a Disinformation War taking place in the silver market as certain industry analysis is confusing individuals by purposely disregarding the tremendous impact of rising investment demand.  Not only do I find this troubling, but I am also quite surprised how much the silver industry pays attention to this faulty analysis.  So, it’s time once again to set the record straight.Setting the record straight has now become a new mission for me at the SRSrocco Report because the amount of disinfor
Friday, December 8, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Inflation v Deflation – State Finances
There is a general belief, and that is all it is, that state finances fare better in an inflationary environment than a deflationary one. This perception arises from the transfer of wealth from lenders to the state through a devaluation of the currency, which occurs with monetary inflation, compared with the transfer of wealth from the state to its creditors through deflation. The effect is undoubtedly true, even though it is played down by governments, but it ignores what happens to continuing
Friday, December 8, 2017
Gary Christenson - Sprott Money
Rig For Stormy Weather - Gary Christenson
What storm? The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW) reached another all-time high. Interest rates in the U.S. are yielding multi-decade lows, some say multi-century lows. Trillions of dollars in global sovereign debt have negative yield and European junk bonds yield less than 10 year U.S. treasuries. “Official” unemployment is low. Borrowing is inexpensive. Things are good, so they say! I Doubt It! Do you believe the above is a fair and accurate representation of our economic world? If so,
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Bailins Coming In EU – 114 Italian Banks Have NP Loans Exceeding Tangible Assets
– Italy opposes ECB proposal that holds banks to firm deadlines for writing down bad loans – Italy’s banks weighed down under €318bn of bad loans – New ECB rules could ‘derail’ any recovery in Italy’s financial system – Draft proposal requires banks to provision fully for loans that turn sour from 2018 – ECB insists banks have better access to collateral on delinquent debt to solve problem – Investors should secure assets as proposal suggests more bailins on horizon and banks remain at risk Sou
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Generational Chance to Sell Equities?
Are tax cuts the final carrot in the free money episode we have witnessed over the last eight years? Sven Henrich at the NorthmanTrader has an excellent article on The Carrot Top. Henrich notes we have had 13 straight months of up in the global equity markets. However, central banking liquidity game has peaked and is dropping off: ​ On Thursday, the Dow blasted over 300 points higher on news the Senate would pass a tax cut. Will it create any jobs? I rather doubt it and so does any thinking in
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Michael Ballanger: The true meaning of bitcoin's success
Mining and market analyst Michael Ballanger argues today that the success of bitcoin signifies in large part recognition by the wealthy that government currencies are unreliable. Ballanger writes: "Very large holders of American dollar wealth have decided that they want to have control of the currencies to which they transfer wealth, keeping it away from the interference and meddling of politicians and the global banking cartel. Whereas gold and silver, by way of physical possession, were once t
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
The Chances Are Exactly Zero
Financial sanity and stability may not return, but we can protect our assets and learn from the discussion. The DOW, S&P500, NASDAQ and other markets sell at all-time highs. However, we know many imbalances exist within our financial world. This is not new – things have been crazy before, are now, and will be again. But to regain financial sanity we need: From “Doug Casey on the New Fed Chair” “In an ideal world there would be some radical changes. The best thing for the US in the (famous) long
Monday, December 4, 2017
Chris Martenson
You're Just Not Prepared For What’s Coming 
I hate to break it to you, but chances are you're just not prepared for what’s coming. Not even close.  Don't take it personally. I'm simply playing the odds. After spending more than a decade warning people all over the world about the futility of pursuing infinite exponential economic growth on a finite planet, I can tell you this: very few are even aware of the nature of our predicament. An even smaller subset is either physically or financially ready for the sort of future barreling down on
Monday, December 4, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Risk Of Online Accounts Seen As One of Largest Brokerages In World Stops Trading After “Glitch”
– ‘Technical issue’ at Fidelity blocks access to online accounts, stops online trading – Fidelity is 3rd largest brokerage by client assets: $1.7 trillion at the end of 2016 – NatWest, RBS, Ulster Bank  have experienced online banking “issues” in November – Clients left without access to funds & failed payments & little to no recourse – Social media exposing the banks’ and online trading platforms’ shortcomings – Reminder that online accounts can be rendered non-viable and vulnerability of absol
Friday, December 1, 2017
Michael Ballanger
The True Meaning of Bitcoin's 'Success'
In the year 301 AD, the Roman unit of barter was the denarius, which had originally been 95% pure silver when introduced by Augustus at the end of the first century BC but by the time of Diocletian's rule, it had moved to 50,000 denarii to a pound of gold. Ten year later, it took 120,000 denarii to buy a pound of gold and by 337, that figure was 20,000,000. What had occurred in a mere 400 years was that a slow and agonizing erosion in the purchasing power of the Roman currency accelerated to ful
Friday, December 1, 2017
Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
Gold, Bitcoin, the BBC and My Cat
Truly headline news rarely proves good for investors... RADIO 3, the BBC's classical music station, isn't known as a hot source of finance tips, writes Adrian Ash at BullionVault. Not beyond recommending the occasional 'budget price' recording of Schubert or Schumann for your collection. So when Radio 3's 7am headlines g
Friday, December 1, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Monetary update for the dollar
A dispassionate look at the quantities and flows of fiat dollars tells us much about the current state of the US economy, and therefore prospects for the dollar itself.This is a starting point for understanding the dynamics likely to affect the dollar’s purchasing power after the next credit-induced crisis, which are now beginning to clarify. That is the purpose of this article, which starts by updating the most recent developments in the quantity of fiat money (FMQ), the greatest of all monetar
Friday, December 1, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Fed Concerned Bitcoin Will “Eviscerate” Big Banks? No, Not Really!
A rumor is circulating that the Fed concerned Bitcoin will “eviscerate” big banks. Let's investigate the claim.Zerohedge writes As Bitcoin Nears $10,000 "Central Banks Kept Up At Night". Here is the line that caught my attention: "St. Louis Fed President James Bullard admitted to Reuters in a recent interview what the real concern was: '(We could) wake up one day and most of the big banks have been eviscerated and most of that activity has moved elsewhere.'" I tracked that that claim back to the
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Dave Kranzler - Sprott Money
  Bitcoin’s Inconvenient Truths: The Silence Is Deafening - Dave Kranzler 
Gold is instantly and optically recognizable as money. You don’t have to explain it. Bitcoin and Special Drawing Rights (SDR), like a bad joke, have to be explained. Many “cryptologists” from the start gave up trying to explain Bitcoin and just sell it as virtual gold, which is de facto fake gold. – Dan Popescu, investment consultant Numerous inconvenient truths are conveniently ignored by Bitcoin/cryptocurrency promoters. Not the least of which is that the fact that the original concept
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Frank Shostak
Inflation Is Not About Price Increases
There is almost complete unanimity among economists and various commentators that inflation is about general increases in the prices of goods and services. From this it is established that anything that contributes to price increases sets in motion inflation.A fall in unemployment or a rise in economic activity is seen as a potential inflationary trigger. Some other triggers, such as rises in commodity prices or workers’ wages, are also regarded as potential threats.If inflation is just a genera
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Harvey Organ: Doesn't Comex have gold for delivery anymore?
Gold market analyst and GATA consultant Harvey Organ this week calls attention to the greatly increasing use of a supposedly "emergency" mechanism for delivering on gold futures contracts on the New York Commodities Exchange, "exchange for physicals," by which contracts to be delivered are transferred outside the exchange, apparently to the gold banking system in London. The implication of the increased use of EFPs, Organ writes, is that the Comex has no gold available for delivery. Organ's obse
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
The Gold Report
The Big Picture for Gold
Rudi Fronk and Jim Anthony, cofounders of Seabridge Gold, explain the "Potent Director Fallacy," and describe what this belief system means for gold and other markets. This is a very frustrating period for gold investors. Global financial and geopolitical risks appear to be very high but gold has not responded. Gold and gold stocks are range-trading and have been since early March of this year. Gold is in a roughly $150 range (about 15%) while the HUI,
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Oilprice.com - oilprice.com
  Meet The World’s Most Powerful Bitcoin Backers
Cryptocurrency may be one of the biggest threats to governments, security and the entire financial system that we’ve ever seen. It can help fund terrorism and its anonymity makes it almost impossible to track. Most importantly, it is poised to revolutionize global finance and banking. But our new Enemy No. 1 can’t be fought; it can perhaps be controlled. Banks have figured that out and are bringing crypto currency into the fold. The superpowers—U.S., China and Russia--will have to face the new r
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
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