Articles related to Too big to fail
 
Alasdair Macleod - FinanceandEconomics
  Why gold is better than cash 
The question most often asked of gold bulls is, “At what price will you take your profits?” It is a question that betrays a lack of understanding about why anyone should own gold. Nevertheless, the simple answer must be, “When paper money stops losing its value”. This response should alert anyone who asks this question to the idea that owning fiat cash is the speculative position, not ownership of precious metals.
Saturday, November 28, 2020
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
We Did It To Ourselves! It’s Time for Change.
Serious problems affect Americans. Problems first, solutions at the end! We did what to ourselves? Our representatives, senators, and Presidents, supposedly acting on our behalf, voted for and created what history has shown are huge monetary and fiscal mistakes. Some will disagree, but consider this partial list: 1 – Central banking and The Federal Reserve Act:  Enough money was spread around Washington D.C. to purchase the passage of this self-serving banking monstrosity. It was signed into law
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Oilprice.com - oilprice.com
The Blockchain Revolution Is Heading To Space
There is a new wave of coders and hackers looking to upend the entire internet, signaling the start of a brand new space race. No, this isn’t an episode of HBO’s Silicon Valley, this is actually happening. Currently, the internet is built by large centralized services including server owners, data managers, cloud providers, search engines, telecommunication companies, and social media websites. And these entities are beginning to expand their reach. Internet security and net neutrality are quick
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
James Howard Kunstler
Forecast 2018 — What Could Go Wrong 
Markets If you take your cues from Consensus Trance Central — the cable news networks, The New York Times, WashPost, and HuffPo — Trump is all that ails this foundering empire. Well, Trump and Russia, since the Golden Golem of Greatness is in league with Vladimir Putin to loot the world, or something like that. Since I believe that the financial system is at the heart of today’s meta-question (What Could Go Wrong?), it would be perhaps more to the point to ask: what has held this matrix of racke
Monday, January 1, 2018
Theodore Butler - Butler Research
  A Ten Year Deal
Here’s a thought that I fully acknowledge didn’t originate with me, but from a close associate, even though it incorporates many of my findings. If it does come to fruition, I will gladly reveal my associate’s identity to give him his proper due; but in case it doesn’t, I’ll spare him any embarrassment for an incorrect premise. As I think you’ll see, I can’t deny that my friend’s premise seems to tie up all the loose ends about the silver manipulation.In a few short months, we will hit the ten y
Thursday, December 21, 2017
James Howard Kunstler
Stranger Things 
The hidden agenda in the so-called tax reform bill is to act as stop-gap quantitative easing to plug the “liquidity” hole that is opening up as the Federal Reserve (America’s central bank) makes a few gestures to winding down its balance sheet and “normalizing” interest rates. Thus, the aim of the tax bill is to prop up capital markets, and the apprehension of this lately is what keeps stocks making daily record highs. Okay, sorry, a lot to unpack there. Primer: quantitative easing (QE) is a the
Friday, December 8, 2017
Sprott Money
The Debt Bubble Is Beginning To Leak Air - Dave Kranzler
"The current state of credit card delinquency flows can be an early indicator of futuretrends and we will closely monitor the degree to which this uptick is predictive offurther consumer distress.” – New York Fed official in reference to rising delinquency rate of credit cards. The recent sell-off in junk bonds likely reflects a growing uneasiness in the market with credit risk, where “credit risk” is defined as the probability that a borrower will be able to make debt payments. This past we
Thursday, November 23, 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
Deepcaster
Profit, Protection, Despite Cartel Interventions—November 2017 Update
Governments love [the war on cash]. Then they can control you...we are not going to have as many freedoms as we have now ...get prepared because we're going to have the worst economic problems we've had in your lifetime or my lifetime and when that happens a lot of people are going to disappear.“…the next time aro
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Outlook for the dollar price of gold
Now that gold has become overbought on Comex, the price is vulnerable to being trashed, yet again, by the too-big-to-fail banks. It is a familiar operation in gold futures markets, where speculators buying contracts protect themselves with stop-losses.All the TBTF banks need is a pause in the speculator’s buying and a little good news (bad for gold). Ideally, the active contract will be running into maturity, so the speculators are forced to put up or shut up: in other words, sell the contract,
Friday, September 15, 2017
John Butler - Goldmoney
The Golden Revolution, Revisited: Chapter 9
This Insight continues the serial publication of the new, Revisited edition of my book, The Golden Revolution (John Wiley and Sons, 2012). (The first instalment can be found here.) The book is being published by Goldmoney and will also appear as a special series of Goldmoney Insights over the coming months. This instalment comprises the fourth chapter of Section II.View the Entire Research Piece as a PDF here.Why Financial Genius Fails, or, a Forensic Study of the 2008-09 Global Financial Crisis
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
“The Whole System Will Be Wiped Out” Expert Warns of Financial Meltdown
The following article was originally published by Tess Pennington at ReadyNutrition.com. Tess is the author of The Prepper’s Blueprint: A Step-By-Step Guide To Prepare For ANY Disaster For years there has been a lot of financial noise. While many of us are novices at understanding stocks and economics, one thing is for certain, things are not right. In fact, our economy has not been right since the government’s rescue attempts of the “too big to fail” corporations and the housing bubble that pe
Monday, August 7, 2017
Jason Hamlin - Gold Stock Bull
Bank Runs are Inevitable – How to Protect Your Assets
I haven’t thought much about bank runs in recent years. The Federal Reserve came to the rescue during the 2008 financial crisis and restored confidence in the markets. Stock valuations have soared to all-time highs, nearly quadrupling from the bottom in early 2009. Home price is many regions have doubled or tripled and investor sentiment is as bullish as can be. Market participants are essentially pricing zero of another stock market or housing market crash. It is only around the holidays, when
Monday, July 31, 2017
Jim Willie CB - Hat Trick Letter
Global Currency Reserve at Risk
Within the US borders, the population remains largely ignorant of the true significance of the global currency reserve concept. It is of paramount importance, yet almost never discussed in the financial press. The public within the United States simply assumes the country operates with the USDollar as its currency, with near blindness to its global role in trade and banking. The end of an era is coming, as the change will be powerful in its effect. The shock wave could hit this year in some form
Friday, July 14, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
LATEST CARTEL BLITZKREIG, FABRICATED “JOBS” REPORT SETTING THE STAGE FOR SIGNIFICANT PRECIOUS METAL SHORTAGE
As it’s still 1:30 AM MST, I’ll reserve judgement on the title, and principal theme, of today’s article until after the June NFP jobs report five hours from now.  Given yesterday’s miserable June ADP employment report – featuring a big “miss” versus expectations, ZERO manufacturing job growth, and a significant downward revision of May’s numbers; coupled with the nearly across-the-board declines in June economic “hard data” to date, there’s a good chance the June NFP report will be disappointing
Sunday, July 9, 2017
Jim Willie CB - Hat Trick Letter
Enter The NatGas Cartel
The King Dollar is mortally wounded. Many notice but the masses seem largely unaware. Since 1971, the Gold Standard has been removed from its anchor position. But since 1973, the Petro-Dollar has taken its place. It has called for crude oil sales led by the Saudis and OPEC to be transacted in USDollar terms, for oil surpluses to be stored in USTreasury Bonds, and for some kickbacks from the Saudis to the USMilitary complex for weapons purchases. Of course, the US is ready willing and able to cre
Friday, July 7, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Rethinking the Fed: More Tightening than Priced In Next Financial Crisis Coming Up
Time and time again, the Fed sows seeds of the next financial crisis in actions it takes to mitigate the previous financial crisis that it caused. Have we reached that point yet? The Guardian reports Central Banks Raise Alarm Over New Crash After Steep Rise in Lending. Soaring stock markets, which have become detached from underlying values, were another sign that unjustified exuberance had replaced last year’s overly pessimistic reaction to political events such as the US election and the UK’
Friday, July 7, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Reserve Currency Issuer Plus Global Pariah = Historic Monetary Reset
The gold Cartel will eventually collapse – just like all Cartels before it, like the London Gold Pool in 1968, before gold surged from $35/oz to nearly $900/oz a decade later.  However, in the meantime, we must continue to fight a monetary battle to the death – which mathematically, must be won by sound money; as, per the immortal theme of Gresham’s Law, good money always chases out bad.  Not to mention, Economics 101; as, per last week’s “Precious Metals’ ultimate downside protection,” the mini
Monday, July 3, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Abra Cadabra: Yellen “No Financial Crisis in Our Lifetime” vs Fed’s Kashkari “67 Chance of Another Financial Crisis”
Fed Chair Janet Yellen made financial news today when she proclaimed that she expects No New Financial Crisis in ‘Our Lifetimes’ U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday that she does not believe that there will be another financial crisis for at least as long as she lives, thanks largely to reforms of the banking system since the 2007-09 crash. “Would I say there will never, ever be another financial crisis?” Yellen said at a question-and-answer event in London. “You know probab
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
James Howard Kunstler
  Absent Without Leave 
It ain’t bragging if it’s true. I’ve said repeatedly on this blog for years that the federal government would only become more impotent, more incompetent, and more ineffectual as The Long Emergency rolled out. And here we are now, at just such pass in history. The process has been well underway since the beginning of the century. Even the attempts to expand its scope and reach — such as the post 9-11 addition of God-knows-how-many new intelligence services — has only produced an epic clusterfuck
Monday, June 19, 2017
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