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Andy Sutton
The Great American Giveaway
What do the national debt and a designer Hepatitis C drug have in common? This question actually spans two areas near and dear to my heart: economics and medicine. What I?m going to be covering this week is something that I feel is going to be part of a growing trend in America over the coming decades. You see, too many ? myself included for quite a while ? were asking the wrong questions. Many still are. We shouldn?t be asking what we can do, conventionally speaking, t
Friday, April 25, 2014
In the last 4 hours
Philippe Herlin - GoldBroker
A Dangerous Game : France Is Playing with Words Regarding its Deficit
« 50 billion euros in savings », stated Manuel Valls, the new Prime Minister, on April 15th. The announcement hit like thunder : After many an hesitation, France is becoming aware of its difficult situation and takes vigorous action. Public spending has never decreased in 40 years and, for the first time, it’s going to happen... the spiral of deficit and debt is now stopped, hear, hear! Well, in any case, this is how the government wishes this announcement to be perceived, especially by those bu
Friday, April 25, 2014
In the last 24 hours
Bob Hoye - Institutional Advisors
Speculative Exhaustion?
The following is part of Pivotal Events that was published for our subscribers April 17, 2014. Signs Of The Times "A Major Demographic Tailwind Is Coming That Could Make The U.S. Boom For Years" - Business Insider, April 8 "The conditions for a bad market just don't exist. You can throw a dart at the market and about anything you hit is gonna go up the next six months." - Bill Miller, former Chairman, Legg Mason, CNBC, April 9 "Chronic Deflation Delayed"
Thursday, April 24, 2014
David Chapman - SafeHaven
Wither Japan!

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Jay Taylor - Kitco
It's Not the Weather. It's the Lies...

Thursday, April 24, 2014
More than 24 hours ago
Pepe Escobar - Asia Times
OBAMA IN ASIA US 'pivots', China reaps dividends

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Wolf Richter
  America And Oil: This Chart Shows Why OPEC’s Knees Are Trembling 
What would have been a demented propagandist’s flight of fancy a decade ago has become reality: For the first time in history, the US imports more oil from our dear and reliable neighbor Canada than from OPEC. With major consequences. Two primary reasons: Rising oil production in Canada; hence, more oil to import. Soaring oil production in the US, hence drastically lower oil imports in general. Their combination has come out of OPEC’s hide. The chart, based on EIA data from January 1993 throug
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Mike Whitney - Counterpunch
Putin's Dilemma

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Chan Akya - Asia Times
Market valuation and the 'two egg' problem

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
James West - Midas Letter
Will Ukraine and Russia Catalyze a War? 
Amid accusations and acrimonious verbal jousting between the United States and Russia, it appears that the Russian commitment to peace with the Ukraine is either not their intention, or not entirely within their control. Either way, the Ukraine has now resumed operations to neutralize the Russian-sponsored terrorists who have killed and tortured two Ukrainians, including a local politician, in cold blood. It’s remarkable how quickly the situation has evolved from comfortable if uneasy coexisten
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Tom Engelhardt - Asia Times
Too big to jail in the 'post-legal' US

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Wolf Richter
‘People Don't Grasp Yet What European Unification Will Cost Them’ 
In the Southern half of the Eurozone, people feel crushed because their lives and future have been sacrificed on the altar of the Holy Euro. I'm writing from the Netherlands, so from the Northern side of the Great Divide in the soon-to-be-established cozy, happy Political Union and Paradise. Here we are not suffering as much as the people in Greece, Spain, and Portugal. Not yet. But our politicians are bent on continuing on this road to a federal state which in
Monday, April 21, 2014
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
  How to Make Billions While Making People Happy and Saving the Planet 
Real-estate legend Sam Zell said recently that the “End of Suburbia” might be happening. Right here and now. Of course, all the suburban dreck that was built in the last six decades isn’t going to vaporize. But, in terms of new construction — in other words, the real estate development business — reproducing the postwar, automobile-dependent Suburbia pattern is a money-losing proposition. “You’re drawing all the young people in America to these 24/7 ci
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Chris Martenson
US Gas Will Never Replace Russian Gas For Europe 
Recent entreaties by various US politicians to help wean Europe off of Russian gas are simply preposterous.  The numbers don't add up, and they never will. Let's begin with the facts: 16% of natural gas consumed in Europe flows through Ukraine Mar 14, 2014 Europe, including all EU members plus Turkey, Norway, Switzerland, and the non-EU Balkan states, consumed 18.7 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas in 2013. Russia supplied 30% (5.7 Tcf) of this volume, with a significant amount flowing
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Andy Sutton
EU Officially Adopts the Bail-In? with Graham Mehl
It has now been more than a year since that fateful weekend in the Mediterranean when everything changed. However, like most of the big changes we?ve seen lately, there is a subtlety afoot that somehow results in few noticing. This should surprise no one really. How the world can change in such dramatic ways without any type of mass awakening is a topic more for the psychologists who help pull the strings and the evil they represent than for anyone involved in the analy
Friday, April 18, 2014
Philippe Herlin - GoldBroker
IMF Confirms European Banking Sector Still Getting Worse
Let’s go back to the IMF’s Global Financial Stability Report that we mentioned last week, but this time let’s take a look at the first chapter, in the section regarding european banks (starting at page 39). And the international institution’s assessment is rather worrisome because, it says, the number of non-performing loans on the european banks’ balance sheets has doubled since 2009, going from 400 to 800 billion euros. Of course, as can be expected, most of those banks are from the most indeb
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Daniel Amerman - SafeHaven
Bail-Ins and Real Assets vs Liability-Based As...

Thursday, April 17, 2014
John Browne - Euro Pacific Capital
Investors Ignore Frightful Geopolitics 
When the former Soviet Union collapsed almost 25 years ago, most global strategic forecasters assumed that the U.S. would adapt pragmatically to her new status of sole world superpower. Instead she has pursued a variety of misguided nation-building adventures and has largely shrunk from her primary responsibility of neutralizing the ambitions of petty dictators around the world. From this perspective, America's multi-generational expenditures on military personnel and equipment has become more o
Thursday, April 17, 2014
David Chapman - SafeHaven
The Disappearing Jobs!

Thursday, April 17, 2014
John Rubino - Dollar Collapse
Amazing Story From Japan 
Here's something you don't see very often: For a day and a half this week, the Japanese government's benchmark 10-year bonds attracted not a single successful private sector bid. At today's artificially-depressed yields, no one wants this paper -- except of course the Bank of Japan, which is buying up the bonds with newly-created yen. As the Gulf Times noted: Japan bond market liquidity dries up as BoJ holding crosses ¥200tn The Bank of Japan's massive purchases of governmen
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Wolf Richter
  What the Heck is Going on With US Treasuries In Belgium? 
The tiny country of Belgium – my beloved hunting grounds for three years a while back – with a GDP of $484 billion, a country which you can cross by bicycle in a single day if you're really fit, a country that became famous to the chagrin of some people because it did just fine for a couple of years without a national government – well, that tiny speck of land is starting to grow an enormous mountain of US Treasury Securities. In February, according to data just released by the US Treasury Depar
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Jay Taylor - Kitco
A Slow-Coming Train Wreck!

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Gordon Long - Market Analytics
Dohmen: What the Technicals Tell Us! Part II
Bert called the recent market weakness and sell off on CNBC Asia on March 23rd. He said it was going to be a race between Wall Street getting the backlog of IPO's out and the market caving in. He was very specific in identifying the extreme warning signals in the NASDAQ and Small Cap stocks and the identification of a key reversal on March 21st in the S&P. A key reversal day which he feels is always seen at major tops. Though
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Fabrice Drouin-Ristori -
  David Morgan Interview on Silver Market, Silver Price Manipulation and the Coming Global 
Since there is a lot of talk about a potential gold re evaluation following an international monetary reset, I wanted to interview David Morgan, renowned silver market analyst, in order to have his views on a couple of topics, including silver evolution, silver manipulation, and the potential price of silver after a financial reset. Read his answers below : Fabrice Drouin Ristori : Mr. Morgan, thank you for this interview. You’ve specialized in analyzing the silver price for a long time, and
Thursday, April 17, 2014
John Rubino - Dollar Collapse
When Earnings Disappoint In A Market Priced For Perfection
After today's market close there was a flurry of earnings announcements, some of which were way low. Not bad, mind you. In fact they were pretty good. But because Wall Street analysts were expecting more in order to justify current stock prices, the disappointments led to big price declines in the aftermarket: Google shares fall on earnings miss; IBM's on revenue miss SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Google Inc. shares fell in the extended session Wednesday after the company's q
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
US Monetary Inflation Slowdown
On the US monetary inflation front, the news is that there isn't much in the way of news. As depicted below, the year-over-year rate of TMS (True Money Supply) growth hit a 5-year low of around 7% at the end of last year and has since edged a little higher.There are only two ways that money can be added to the US money supply. The first is via Fed asset monetisation, which is how most new US dollars have come into existence since September of 2008 and how almost all new US dollars came into exis
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Michael Pento - Delta Global Advisors
Fed Rigs Markets, Not the Flash Boys 
There's been a lot of attention being paid to high frequency trading (HFT) as of late. The question has been raised as to whether or not HFT rigs markets. It is true that HFT adds nothing to GDP and is simply a legalized form of high-tech front running. However, the real problem with the stock market -- and the economy as a whole -- isn't the fact that HFT skims pennies off transactions from institutional traders; but rather that the Fed has rigged interest rates and asset prices to
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Mike Whitney - Counterpunch
Is Putin Being Lured Into a Trap?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Louis James - Casey Research
How I Intend to Survive the Meltdown of America 
It is with a troubled heart that I sit down to write today, there being reports of casualties in new fighting in eastern Ukraine. I worry, of course, about my friends and students in the country who may well be in physical danger soon, if the conflict escalates. But that’s personal; as an investment analyst, it’s the financial war the Russians seem quite willing to wage that really has my attention. It should have yours as well. As one of the experts in our just-released Meltd
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Pepe Escobar - Asia Times
Breaking bad in southern NATOstan

Tuesday, April 15, 2014