Economy

China can now monetize US debt directly

The Treasury, apparently dissatisfied with the speed of indirect bank and/or Fed-inspired monetization of its exponentially rising debt-load at ever-cheaper costs of funds, decided in June 2011 to allow the Chinese, with their equally large bucket of USDs to bid directly for US Treasuries. As Reuters reports, China can now bypass Wall …

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Punk Economics: Part 4

The Punk Economics series by Irish economist David McWilliams is a great way to get up to speed as to what is going on with the world economy in a quick, fun and easy to digest manner. Here’s part 4: [youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHjLO_cw5iE[/youtube]   Click here to catch part 1, 2 and 3 from …

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Forget that S&P 500 e-mini futures plunged to four-month lows at 1290; or Treasury yields crashed back to their record lows; or Gold and Silver’s surge today; or WTI’s plummet to almost a $90 handle; or Citi joining Morgan Stanley in the red year-to-date; or credit markets continuing into the …

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Paper gold & silver ponzi exposed – technical analysis

Anyone watching the gold and silver market understands that something is not right. An objective look at the fundamentals suggests that there seems to be no substance behind the recent downwards move. There has been a constant debate over the years on what drives the price of gold and silver. …

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California deficit soars to $16 billion

California, like Greece is perpetually in fiscal trouble. Overoptimistic revenue forecasts coupled with spending $2 billion more than expected has California in a deep hole. Governor Jerry Brown has the same non-solution as ever, hike taxes. Brown wants a “temporary” (as in seven years) tax hike. Given we all know …

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Economic facts: America headed for total collapse

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According to the major polls, at least 2/3 of Americans think, “things will get better”. Yes, they are that stupid. Let’s look at some plain facts: 48% of Americans are considered either “low income” or living in poverty by the government. 20% of households are on Food Stamps. 1 in every …

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If Greece exits, here is what happens

Now that the Greek exit is back to being topic #1 of discussion, just as it was back in the fall of 2011, and the media has been flooded by groundless speculation posited by journalists who have never used excel in their lives and are merely paid mouthpieces of bigger bank interests …

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The “world’s largest prop trading desk” just went bust

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A month ago we warned that JPM’s CIO office is nothing short of the world’s largest prop trading desk. Not only were we right, but what just transpired is just shy of our worst possible prediction. At the end of the day, the real question is why did JPM put in so much …

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12yo girl’s speech on world debt – AMAZING!!

12-year old Victoria Grant explains why her homeland, Canada, and most of the world, is in debt. Yep, you guessed it, the bankers!! [youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx5Sc3vWefE[/youtube]   Source: http://www.publicbankinginstitute.org/

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