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Sprott Money
The System Needs To Reset and It Will Be Painful - Rory Hall/Dave Kranzler
To anyone who has researched the facts in search of “the truth,” it’s painfully obvious that the U.S. political and financial system needs to be reset. The most productive way to do this would be be build a wall around Capitol Hill and Wall Street, burn them to the ground and move the new Government capitol somewhere far from the east coast. In many ways, it’s quite fitting that the U.S. Government is physically situated on what was formerly swamp land because the Government itself has be
Monday, March 27, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Pension Problem Too Big To Ignore?
Bloomberg writer Danielle DiMartino Booth says the Pension Crisis Too Big for Markets to Ignore. But I have a question: If the problem is too big to be ignored, why is nearly everyone complacent? Only a handful of sites including MishTalk, ZeroHedge, and Jack Dean at Pension Tsunami discuss the problem with any frequency. On a recent Friday, Dean posted multiple stories on the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, the country’s largest pension program, as well as a budget cliff facin
Monday, March 27, 2017
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
Putting Pennies in the Fusebox, Report 26 Mar, 2017
Back in the old days, homes had fuse boxes. Today, of course, any new house is built with a circuit breaker panel and many older homes have been upgraded at one time or another. However, the fuse is a much more interesting analogy for the monetary system. When a fuse burned out, it was protecting you from the risk of a house fire. Each circuit is designed for only so much current. The problem is that higher current causes more heat, and it can start a fire. So they put fuses in, which burn out b
Monday, March 27, 2017
Clif Droke
What Obamacare’s failure means for America 
The first legislative setback of the Trump Administration is being celebrated by many, but not by middle class taxpayers and business owners.  A Republican-led Congress last week failed to generate the consensus required to overturn key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  In a frank admission of defeat, House Speaker Paul Ryan declared that Obamacare would remain "the law of the land." The stock market wasn't too thrilled about it, either, although there wasn't a concerted selling effo
Monday, March 27, 2017
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
The Bank of England 1720-1844
we have now a bit of updating of something we looked at before: the Bank of England's balance sheet during the 18th and 19th centuries, when it was the premier institution managing a gold standard paper money system in the world. The Bank of England eventually served as the example imitated throughout the world, particularly in the latter 19th century and into the early 20th century. January
Monday, March 27, 2017
Chris Martenson
Why This Market Needs To Crash
Like an old vinyl record with a well-worn groove, the needle skipping merrily back to the same track over and over again, we repeat: Today's markets are dangerously overpriced. Being market fundamentalists who don’t believe it’s possible to simply print prosperity out of thin air, we’ve been deeply skeptical of the financial markets ever since the central banks began their highly interventionist policies. Since 2009, they have unleashed over $12 Trillion in new money into the world, concentratin
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Sprott Money
The Targeted Lifetime of the US Dollar is 35 Years - Nico Simons
Why does the Fed aim for 2 percent inflation over time? The Federal Reserve System (Fed) judges that inflation at the rate of 2 percent (as measured by the annual change in the price index for personal consumption expenditures (PCE) is most consistent over the longest run with the Fed’s mandate for price stability and maximum employment. But what does this targeted 2 percent inflation mean for the lifetime of the US dollar? Statistically, the targeted 2 percent inflation works out as fol
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
The Bank of England, 1720-1913
In 1844, there was a new regulation of the Bank of England, which separated the Bank into an Issue Department and a Banking Department. The Issue Department was solely responsible for issuing and managing banknotes, or "currency in circulation." The Banking Department was responsible for lending, including deposits. We recognize today that deposits at the currency issuer (central bank) are a form of base money, much like banknotes, because they are accepted as an ultimate form of payment. Thus, what we now recognize as "base money" was split between the two Departments. This introduced some funny issues, which we may talk about in much more detail later.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
USA GOLD - USA Gold
Fed economists’ study warns of future episodes of ultra-low rates
FT/Sam Fleming/03-23-17 Even as US rate-setters make tentative progress in the direction of more normal monetary policy, economists are warning that central banks are set to find themselves with official interest rates stuck back down at near-zero levels dispiritingly often in the future. A study to be presented at the Brookings Papers conference this week by two Federal Reserve Board economists finds that rates could hit zero as much as 40 per cent of the time – far more often than predicted by
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Rick Ackerman
When Millionaires Worked for Their Money
Neither bulls nor bears had a very satisfying day, stocks having spent the entire session screwing the pooch. Despite this, I remain mildly optimistic that the stock market is near the point of collapse. So why should this be cause for optimism? Well, if the Dow were to be cut in half, it would crush the banksters, the money managers and all of the other money-grubbing evildoers of the financial world, setting the stage for the revival of honest business. Imagine that! You’d have to have grown u
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Thorsten Polleit -
The Fed’s Half-Hearted Attempt at Monetary Tightening
On 15 March, the Federal Reserve (Fed) raised the federal funds rate by 0.25 basis points, bringing the band of the official rate to 0.75 – 1.00 percent. The move was widely expected. However, the market seemed surprised when the Fed reaffirmed that it would stick to its plan to raise rates no more than three times this year because inflation has already taken off. In February, the consumer price index was up 2.7 percent compared to last year, while the “core inflation rate” stood at 2.2 percent
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Silver 1/ 70th The Price of Gold” – Silver Eagles Sales Jump
– Silver just 1/70th the price of gold – Silver at $17.50 per ounce set to rise “faster than gold” – Silver Eagles (1 oz) buying jumps to 715,000 this week – “Supply may drop following mine closures” – Standard Chartered – Industrial demand “will remain strong” – CPM Group – Silver is substantially undervalued versus gold – Gold silver ratio to fall back below 30 Silver looks set to outperform gold again in the coming months due to falling mine supply and continuing robust global demand. Source:
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
USA GOLD - USA Gold
Gold hits two-week high as dollar falls after G20 trade message
Reuters/Maytaal Angel/03-20-17 Gold prices scaled a two-week peak on Monday as the dollar slid to a six-week low after a G20 weekend summit dominated by the U.S. administration’s protectionist stance on global trade. The precious metal has been rising since Wednesday, when the dollar dropped after the U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates but stopped short of predicting a sharper acceleration in monetary tightening over the next two years. …”Overall the geopolitical outlook still points to
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Sprott Money
Gold Silver Soar After The Fed’s Clown Show - Rory Hall/Dave Kranzler
The Federal Reserve’s FOMC predictably nudged the Fed Funds rate up 25 basis points (one quarter of one percent) to set its “target” Fed Funds rate level at .75%-1%. Nine of the faux-economists voted in favor of and one, Minneapolis Fed’s Neil Kashkari, voted against the meaningless rate hike. Or is it meaningless? Ex-Goldman Sachs banker Neil Kashkari was one of the Treasury’s Assistant Secretaries when the Government made the decision to bail out Wall Street’s biggest banks with nearly $
Monday, March 20, 2017
Bullion Vault
2-Week High in Gold Price as G20 Drops 'Free Trade', UK Names Brexit Date, Big Russian Build-Up in Crimea
GOLD PRICES rose to a 2-week high on Monday morning in London before easing back as the US Dollar extended its drop and world stock markets also slipped following the weekend's change to the G20 group of nations' stance on protectionist trade policy, writes Steffen Grosshauser at BullionVault. Downing Street today announced that UK Prime Minister May will formally start the countdown to Brexit by triggering Article 50 o
Monday, March 20, 2017
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
Obama, Bernanke and Yellen Rigged the Bond Market. Now it’s Trump Turn to Dance or be their Dunce
Government dysfunction is at its worst.  We voted them in.  We have no one to blame but ourselves. Granted, the choices were abysmal. But the Republican and Democratic parties, with no third party competition, can continue to run dysfunctional governments, whittling away our dominant global position until the cracks of our broken government becomes abundantly clear.  As a society, we play right into their subterfuge of keeping us so upset at the other party, we don’t see right in front of our ow
Monday, March 20, 2017
Sprott Money
Death, Debt, Devaluation and Taxes - Gary Christenson
Death: It comes to all of us, including empires, paper currencies and countries. Debt: The world is drowning in debt – $150 to $200 trillion. The U.S. government is sinking into a black hole of debt – $20 trillion official and another $100 – $200 trillion in unfunded obligations. Total U.S. debt securities exceed $40 trillion according to the St. Louis Federal Reserve. Devaluation: Given unpayable debt and unwillingness to face the insanity, the remaining option is devaluation. Taxes: Gover
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
Did The Fed Just Hint At Monster Inflation?
We won’t bore you with yet another article about the recent rate hike by the Federal Reserve. This move was widely expected, as the Fed members had been hinting this would happen for several months now. Additionally, the new ‘hints’ about an additional two rate hikes later this year also didn’t surprise the market as we believe this was already priced in. The slight hike in the Federal Funds Rate estimate for 2019 to 3% (from 2.9%) didn’t see to worry the markets as the indices were all sent hig
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Silver seen climbing faster than gold as Yellen wakens bulls
Investors may be better off with silver rather than gold. The Federal Reserve's pledge to stick to its dovish outlook on U.S. monetary policy has fueled a rally in precious metals and silver usually beats its more valuable peer in a rising market. After the Fed raised interest rates by a quarter percentage point Wednesday, Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank was willing to tolerate inflation temporarily overshooting its 2 percent goal and intended to keep its policy accommodative for "some
Sunday, March 19, 2017
James Howard Kunstler
A Bad Week and Getting Badder Bigly Fast 
Well, of course they bugged Trump Tower. Why wouldn’t they? Trump’s big blunder du jour is that he tweeted “wiretapped,” like some hapless sap out of a 1950s I Was a Spy for the FBI movie. (I know people who still say “ice box,” too.) So he left himself — or rather poor Sean Spicer — open for a week of legalistic pettifogging by reporters acting as litigators for the Deep State’s intel corps. Anyway, Wikileaks “Vault 7” document release earlier in the month made it clear that US intel has the ab
Sunday, March 19, 2017
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