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Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Europe, Brexit and the credit cycle
Europe’s financial and systemic troubles have retreated from the headlines. This is partly due to the financial media’s attention switching to President Trump and the US budget negotiations, partly due to Brexit and the preoccupation with Britain’s problems, and partly due to evidence of economic recovery in the Eurozone, at long last. And finally, anyone who can put digit to computer key has been absorbed by the cryptocurrency phenomenon.Just because commentary is focused elsewhere does not mea
Friday, December 15, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
An Italian Regulator's Risk-Sharing Plan to "Cure the Eurozone"
Marcello Minenna, a division head at the Italian securities regulator, emailed his plan to "Cure the Eurozone".Marcello Minenna, the head of Quantitative Analysis and Financial Innovation at Consob, the Italian securities regulator, pinged me recently with his plan to save the Eurozone. The plan requires debt guarantees with a catch: The catch is the guarantees have a price: The riskiest countries have to pony up the most for debt insurance. His thoughts are in a downloadable PDF on Curing the
Friday, December 8, 2017
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
SELL CRYPTOS – BUY GOLD
During the 2006-9 financial crisis, a collapse of the global financial system was avoided by massive money printing, guarantees and allowing banks to value assets at cost rather than market, as well as a panic lowering of interest rates from as high as 6% in the US to zero or negative. Bonds issued by eight major countries currently have negative interest rates from 1 & 2 year debt for Italy up to 15 & 30 year debt for Japan, Germany and Switzerland. GLOBAL LIABILITIES OF $2 QUADRILLION Whateve
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
UK Pensions Risk – Time to Rebalance and Allocate to Cash and Gold
– Value of Sterling and increased risks place pressure on pensioners both in UK and abroad – 500,000 British expats face ‘frozen’ pensions – 61% of UK Direct Benefit pension schemes have more money going out than coming in – OECD report finds ‘UK workers face the biggest retirement cliff edge in developed world’ – Combined pension deficit of FTSE 350 companies is at 70% of their profits – One in three wealth managers are holding cash for clients in anticipation of a market crash Source: Professi
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Benjamin Constant
On the Liberty of the Ancients Compared with that of the Moderns
He loved liberty as other men love power," was the judgment passed on Benjamin Constant by a 19th-century admirer. His great public concern, all throughout his adult life, was the attainment of a free society, especially for his adopted country, France; and if a (by no means uncritical) French commentator exag
Wednesday, December 6, 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
Chris Powell - Gata
Fed, Bank of England deceived Bundesbank on coin-melt bars in 1968
Citing Bank of England records, Zero Hedge reveals tonight that as the London Gold Pool was collapsing in 1968 the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England conspired to conceal from the GermanBundesbank the deficient gold content of U.S. gold bars, apparently made from coin melt, that were being transferred to theBundesbank to conclude gold swaps.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
114 Italian Banks (Roughly 23) Have NPLs Exceeding Tangible Capital
114 Italian banks have non-performing loans that exceed tangible capital. Ratios above 100% are signs of severe stress.The headline image is from the from ilsole24ore.com. The article is dated March 25, 2017. The translated headline reads "Here are the 114 Italian banks at risk for suffering" The image shows 24 banks where non-performing loans total 200% or more of tangible assets. The image title "Texas Highest Rate" refers to a measure of banking stress called the "Texas Ratio". The Texas Rati
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
Salvator Fraudium's Bubble in Everything
Well, everything except precious metals... IN A WORLD awash with money, what price the last Leonardo da Vinci in private hands? asks Adrian Ash at BullionVault. Am I bid half-a-billion dollars? Going once, twice...sold! Last week saw Christie's in New York sell a painting known as Salvator Mundi for over $45
Friday, November 24, 2017
Mike Maloney - Goldsilver
Bitcoin, Bail Ins Bullion
If you wait for the next crisis before taking action - it will be too late. In this video, Mike Maloney gives evidence of the looming disasters in Italy, China, and Australia - which of these fuses will ignite the next financial crisis?
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Protect Your Savings With Gold: ECB Propose End To Deposit Protection
It is the ‘opinion of the European Central Bank’ that the deposit protection scheme is no longer necessary: ‘covered deposits and claims under investor compensation schemes should be replaced by limited discretionary exemptions to be granted by the competent authority in order to retain a degree of flexibility.’ To translate the legalese jargon of the ECB bureaucrats this could mean that the current €100,000 (£85,000) deposit level currently protected in the event of a bail-in may soon be no mor
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
Total Return of Stocks, Bonds, Gold, 1871-2015
Today, we are looking at the total return of stocks, bonds and gold, from 1871 to 2015. The source of the data is here: http://www.econ.yale.edu/~shiller/data.htm I calculated the total return this way: stocks: index return plus 1/12th of dividend each month bonds: “long term” bond yield, compounded monthly gold: price in dollars This is not a very good way of calculating a bond index. There is no provision for the market price of bonds, among other issues. But, it should be good enough for a ro
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
“This Is Crazy” – Antarctic Supervolcano Is Melting The Ice-Caps From Within
This report was originally published by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge As we’ve pointed out, the supervolcano phenomenon is hardly unique to Yellowstone National Park, where a long dormant volcano with the potential to cause a devastating eruption has been rumbling since mid-summer, making some scientists uneasy. Surprisingly active supervolcanos have been documented in Italy, North Korea and, now, Antarctica after scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have found new evidence to supp
Friday, November 10, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Cryptos may destabilise fiat 
The assumption in some quarters is that crypto-currencies will replace gold as money, or at least challenge it. This is an error borne out of a misunderstanding of catallactics, or the theory of exchange. It also ignores the fact that beyond a few European countries and North America, gold is firmly money in the minds of ordinary people. I wrote an article on this subject, explaining why cryptocurrencies are not a new form of money, here.Anyone reading this article may wish to read my original a
Friday, November 10, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Prepare For Interest Rate Rises And Global Debt Bubble Collapse
– Diversify, rebalance investments and prepare for interest rate rises – UK launches inquiry into household finances as £200bn debt pile looms – Centuries of data forewarn of rapid reversal from ultra low interest rates – 700-year average real interest rate in last 700 years is 4.78% (must see chart) – Massive global debt bubble – over $217 trillion (see table) – Global debt levels are building up to a gigantic tidal wave – Move to safe haven higher ground from coming tidal wave Editor: Mark O’B
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Invest In Gold To Defend Against Bail-ins
– Italy’s Veneto banking meltdown destroyed 200,000 savers and 40,000 businesses – EU bail-in rules have wiped out billions for savers and and businesses, with more at risk  – Bail-ins are not unique to Italy, all Western savers are at risk of seeing savings disappear –  Counterparty-free, physical gold bullion is best defence against bail-ins One of Italy’s twenty regions is calling for more autonomy from the state following a nonbonding referendum. Why? Because a government supported ‘rescue
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Gold Will Be Safe Haven Again In Looming EU Crisis
– Gold will be safe haven again in looming EU crisis – EU crisis is no longer  just about debt but about political discontent – EU officials refuse to acknowledge changing face of politics across the union – Catalonia shows measures governments will use to maintain control – EU currently holds control over banks accounts and ability to use cash – Protect your savings with gold in the face of increased financial threat from EU Editor: Mark O’Byrne When we talk about the Eurozone crisis we are us
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Bullion Vault
Abenomics' Landslide Win Dents Japanese Yen, Gold Prices Drop to $1275 'Support'
GOLD PRICES fell to 2-week lows against a rising US Dollar on Monday as world stock markets pushed upwards from new record closing highs after the ruling government in Japan won its 'snap' election with a landslide. The Japanese Yen sank to a 3-month low versus the Dollar, and Tokyo shares hit 21-year highs, after prime minister Shinzo Abe's decisive victory for his so-called Abenomics policies now "clears the way" for
Monday, October 23, 2017
Perth Mint Blog
Who Are The Greatest Coin Collectors?
Numismatics is the name given to the study and collecting of coins and medals, and is derived fromnomisma,the Greek word for coin. It is probable that coins were prized for their aesthetic qualities in the ancient world, while their importance in socio-economic development was appreciated by Herodotus, the 5th century Greek historian.
Monday, October 23, 2017
Wolf Richter
This is What it Looks Like When Credit Markets Go Nuts
Pricing of risk kicks bucket in record central-bank absurdity. As the days pass, the perverse effects of central bank policies on the financial markets are getting more and more amazing. This includes the record-setting nuttiness now reigning in the European bond market, compared to the mere semi-nuttiness in the US bond market. The 10-year yield of US Treasury Securities closed at 2.34% yesterday and at 2.33% today. This is low by historical standards. It’s barely above the rate of consumer pri
Monday, October 23, 2017
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