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Bill Downey - Commodity Trader
Gold at short term decision point and FOMC commentary
While there’s a lot going on, let’s put it aside and just focus on the FOMC results in less than an hour. Deutsche Bank: "If The Fed Stick To Their Script Then The Market Could Be In For A Small Shock" Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/28/2015 If the Fed stick to their script then the market could be in for a small shock. Market-based measures of the first Fed hike place it at around the October meeting. This is already one meeting later than was being priced in at the start of the year. After t
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
Greece is the Canary In the Coal Mine for the $100 TRILLION Bond Bubble
Will Greece Burst the Bond Bubble? For over 30 years, sovereign nations, particularly in the West have been buying votes by offering social payments in the form of welfare, Medicare, social security, and the like. When actual bills came due to fund this stuff, Governments quickly discovered that current tax revenues couldn’t cover it (see the image below)… so they issued sovereign debt to make up the difference. And so the global bond bubble was created. As far back as 2009, most Western nat
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Michael Pento - Delta Global Advisors
Why QE in Europe Will Fail
The fear of deflation has become the cornerstone of Keynesian economic thought. A lack of inflation has been used to explain periods of economic weakness from the Great Depression of the 1930's, to the Great Recession 2008-2009. And now, that philosophy has been adopted as gospel by those that control the Federal Reserve and virtually every central bank on the planet. In reality deflation is cathartic, and a necessary condition to heal the economy. If deflation were allowed to naturall
Monday, January 26, 2015
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Ireland Proposes Debt Restructuring Conference for Spain, Greece, Ireland; A Turnip is a Turnip
Contagion? Well don't worry about that! German Chancellor Angela Merkel assures us that will not happen. However, a difference of opinion is forming in Greece, Spain, and Ireland. Via translation from El Confidencial, SYRIZA Extends the Debate, "Ireland Stands Out: Seeks Conference to Restructure Debt, Including Spain." The Greek elections this Sunday still shaking European foreign ministries. ... The restructuring of the debt (about 319 billion euros in the case of Greece) scares the market
Monday, January 26, 2015
Michael J. Kosares - USA Gold
Gold spike in major currencies a remarkable start to 2015
The new year has ushered in a remarkable and unexpected turn of events for gold. It is up significantly in four of the seven top currencies (the euro, British pound, Australian and Canadian dollars), up respectably in two others (U.S. dollar and Japanese yen) and down slightly in the last (Swiss franc).
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
"World Running Out of Positive-Yield Bonds"
In the wake of ECB's €60 billion a month QE madness (see "QE already Working" Says IMF Lagarde; Ho-Hum Details Announced; Gold the Place to Be), one might be wondering what it may do to European bond yields. German 10-Year Bond Yield click on chart for sharper image Since September of 2013, yield on the German 10-year bond has plunged from around 2% to 0.367%. ECB Risks German Bonds Mismatch Exceeding 100 Billion Euros With €720 billion annual asset purchases, a huge portion of the bond
Friday, January 23, 2015
Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
Gold & Silver Market Morning
Gold Today –New York closed at $1,293.50 up $0.80 as the euro started to weaken again. In Asia and early London the gold price slipped slightly to $1,287.1 with the euro a tad stronger at $1.1581. The Fix saw the gold price set at $1,287 down $11.00 and in the euro, at €1,107.955 down €13.718, while the euro was stronger at $1.1616. Ahead of New York’s opening gold was trading in London at $1,286.60 and in the euro at €1,106.94.Silver Today – The silver price closed at $18.15 up 22 cents. Ahead
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Russia and China ‘Furiously’ Buying Up Gold As “a Global Currency Crisis – Albeit Unstated – is Underway”
A larger global currency shift is underway… And it may be happening much more quickly than anyone has realized. Things are definitely in motion. Call it a game of musical chairs, or an exercise in rearranging chairs on the Titanic, or just that a tilting balance of power. Just don’t make the mistake of thinking this is all routine. As Michael Snyder just reported: The absolutely stunning decision by the Swiss National Bank to decouple from the euro has triggered billions of dollars worth of loss
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
The Beginning of the End of the $100 TRILLION Bond Bubble
The big story in the world is the bond bubble. For over 30 years, sovereign nations, particularly in the West have been buying votes by offering social payments in the form of welfare, Medicare, social security, and the like. The ridiculousness of this should not be lost on anyone. Politicians, in order to be elected, promise to allocate taxpayer funds on social programs that will benefit said taxpayers down the road (we’re simply talking about social spending, not infrastructure or other cost
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Michael Pento - Delta Global Advisors
Where Would Interest Rates Be If The Fed Didn't Exist?
On January 7th CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Leisman engaged in a heated debate that posed an interesting question; is the free market at work keeping interest rates low, or is it the central banks' put? This made me consider the real question to ask which is: Where would rates be if central banks didn't exist? What would happen if the Fed liquidated its balance sheet and sold its $4.5 trillion worth of Mortgage Backed Securities and Treasuries and closed up shop? Some claim, after
Monday, January 19, 2015
Gordon Long - Market Analytics
  Financial Repression Authority with Martin Armstrong
Martin Armstrong Editor and Publisher of Amstrong Economics Special Guest: Martin Arthur Armstrong is the former Chairman of Princeton Economics International Ltd. He is best known for his economic predictions based on the Economic Confidence Model, which he developed. In September 1999, Armstrong faced prosecution by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for fraud. During the trial, Armstrong was imprisoned for over seven years for civ
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
All Manipulations Fail, and Sometimes With a Bang 
"The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words." Philip K. Dick "All through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it--always." Mohandas K. Gandhi I am not as sure abo
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
  Market Chaos as Swiss Franc Surges 30% In 13 Minutes, Gold Rises Sharply
Chaos was seen in financial markets today as participants were thrown a curveball when Switzerland surprised the world by removing its three-year cap on the Swiss franc, unpegging it from the euro. This sent the undervalued currency soaring and Europe’s shares and bond yields tumbling.In just 13 minutes, from 0930 to 0952 BST, the franc collapsed by 30%. Swiss shares fell more than 12% – their largest crash since 1987. Stock markets around Europe fell with investors buying “safe haven” assets su
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Darryl Robert Schoon - Survive the Crisis
The Price of Gold and the Art of War, Part IV
If you wait by the river long enough, the bodies of your enemies will float bySun Tzu, The Art of War, 5th century BCWHITHER GOLDAfter the 1999 gold crisis, bankers could no longer force the price of gold lower by loaning central bank gold and selling it in the open market. In 2001, as demand?and the price of gold?rose, the bankers were forced to flood markets with discounted ?paper gold?, gold futures, i.e. paper promises of future gold deliveries at lower prices, in order to contain gold?s ris
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE ON DEFLATION
I wasn’t planning to write this morning (Friday); and in fact, will have completed this article before the December NFP payroll report is released. Regarding said report, my advice is the same as always regarding the “island of lies” reporting of the nation’s most politically-sensitive statistic. Which is, to ignore the fraudulent headline numbers – even if “worse than expected” – and look into the internals; which unquestionably, will reveal a true unemployment situation, at best, on a par with
Friday, January 09, 2015
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
OUTLOOK 2015 – Uncertainty, Volatility, Possible Reset – DIVERSIFY
IntroductionGold – Positives and NegativesUltra Loose Monetary Policies GloballyRisk of Bail-Ins in 2015 and BeyondCurrency and Gold WarsEurozone Debt Crisis Again – ‘Grexit’ and ‘PIIGS’Global Debt Crisis II – Total Global Debt to GDP Ratio Over 300%$1 Quadrillion “Weapons of Mass Destruction” DerivativesCold War II and New World Order as China and Russia Flex Geopolitical MusclesEnter The Dragon – Paradigm Shift of China Gold Demand2015 Gold Demand in China and India Should Equal 2013 and 2014F
Friday, January 09, 2015
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
THAT “OTHER” ACHILLES HEEL
It’s incredible to believe, but next month marks ten years since I left my last “desk job” – as an equity oilfield service, equipment, and drilling analyst at Salomon Smith Barney in New York. Nearly every day since, I’ve started my day at the gym, on the Stairclimbing machine for one to two hours. Typically, my workouts start at 4:30 – 5:00 AM MST, or just as New York’s algorithms start manipulating markets – and unwaveringly, any gym I patronize has a TV screen showing CNBC. These days, no one
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Greek Turmoil Could Spread – Risk of Bail-Ins in U.S. and Globally
By Mark O’ByrneGreece’s financial markets are in turmoil again as a vote in parliament – failing to elect a new president – made a general election inevitable. Greek markets saw severe sell offs , with yields on Greek government bonds rising and shares prices collapsing 13% at one point yesterday and closing 7% lower on the day.Greece 10 Year – 3 Months (Thomson Reuters)Greek bank shares collapsed by even more. Two of Greece’s largest banks, Piraeus bank and Alpha bank, shed more than 14% of the
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Michael Pento - Delta Global Advisors
Will Cheap Oil Bail Out the Consumer?
Analysts on every financial news network are screaming about how the lower oil and gas prices will spur on the U.S. consumer and lead to a stronger economy. It is true that total retail sales rose 0.7 percent in November, beating analysts' expectations of 0.4 percent. And the Thomson-Reuters University of Michigan survey of consumers saw its December 2014 "preliminary index of consumer sentiment" soaring to 93.8--well above last month's 88.8 reading. Yet, despite this, global markets
Monday, December 29, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Round Two of Greek Presidential Election Fails; One More Chance or National Elections
Rounds one and two of Greek presidential elections ended in failure. Recall that it takes a super-majority of 60% of parliament (200 votes), to elect a president, in the first two attempts. The third an final chance takes 180 votes. Even though this is a ceremonial position, should parliament fail to elect a president in three rounds, parliament dissolves and new national elections for prime minister and parliament take place. That has the nannycrats in Europe concerned. Alexis Tsipras, leader
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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