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US government faces $127 trillion in unfunded liabilities

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For a casual observer of the US economy (most “experts”), you could say that things look pretty good. Unemployment is at its lowest rate in six years. Earnings of S&P 500 companies are higher than ever, while their debt is lower than it’s been in the last 24 years. Nonetheless, …

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Signs of the gold standard emerging in China?

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As noted in last week’s column about the rising recognition by authorities in Germany about the virtues of gold, the gold standard is receiving impressive new recognition internationally. The GOP plank calling for a commission to study “possible ways to set a fixed value for the dollar” — with an unmistakable nod …

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Japan: 43% of tax revenue spent to cover interest on debt

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It’s entirely possible that we may see interstellar space travel in our lifetime. And what a dream that would be. But in the meantime, for anyone that’s losing patience with space technology, I would recommend you visit Japan. Because for anybody that has been here, this place is as close …

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Central banks selling off US debt at record pace

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In March, central banks from around the world dumped $17 billion in American Treasuries. Since the beginning of the year the sell-off has reached $123 billion, which is the quickest pace since 1978. China sold $7.7 billion in US debt in March, lowering its holding by $26.4 billion since last June. Russia …

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Greece’s banking industry secretly gets €100 billion

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Greece’s struggling banking industry has been secretly injected with around €100 billion in emergency liquidity from the country’s central bank which was approved by the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, according to the FT. This follow reports of a ‘run’ developing on Greek banks last week, which were emphatically denied …

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Saudi Arabia could be bankrupt by 2020 – IMF

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The Middle East’s biggest economy, Saudi Arabia may run out of financial assets within the next five years if the government maintains its current policies, warns the International Monetary Fund. Saudi Arabia is expected to run a budget deficit of 21.6 percent in 2015 and 19.4 percent in 2016, according …

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Stock markets crashing as investors seek safety in gold

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U.S. Investors are on edge following last week’s and today’s sell-off in stocks around the globe. The carnage impacted equity markets in Asia, Europe, and the U.S. Interestingly, the U.S. dollar also weakened. And bonds and gold are getting most of the safe-haven buying. People are starting to wonder what …

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World’s richest man doubles down on gold

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Business magnate Carlos Slim just bet a whole lot of money on gold. The world’s richest man, valued around $69 billion, just put $750 million into several gold mining projects in Mexico through his Minera Frisco SAB company. Slim swooped in as a company named AuRico fell on tough times. …

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Our collapsing economy and currency

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Is the “fiscal cliff” real or just another hoax? The answer is that the fiscal cliff is real, but it is a result, not a cause. The hoax is the way the fiscal cliff is being used. The fiscal cliff is the result of the inability to close the federal …

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Will Bond Indexing Topple Foreign Exchange Market Transactions

Investors frequently include foreign or international bonds in their portfolios for two important reasons; to benefit from the higher interest rates and to diversify their assets. Bond index finds present the simplest and most efficient way to invest in foreign bonds. Also known as bond indexing, the technique is cost-effective …

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Sweden cuts rates below zero, launches QE

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Sweden has cut interest rates below zero and launched quantitative easing to fight deflation, becoming the latest Scandinavian state to join Europe’s escalating currency wars. The Riksbank caught markets by surprise, reducing the benchmark lending rate to minus 0.10pc and unveiled its first asset purchases, vowing to take further action …

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US government sues Standard & Poor’s after AAA downgrade

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The US government is blaming the financial crisis that catapulted the US into recession in 2007 on debt raters Standard & Poor’s. But by singling out S&P, the DoJ raises suspicions that it might be retaliating for a downgraded US credit rating. In a Monday evening filing in federal court, …

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Spinning bad financial news into good – Paul Craig Roberts

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Friday’s payroll jobs report says that 96,000 new jobs were created in August and that the unemployment rate (U.3) fell from 8.3% to 8.1%. As 96,000 new jobs are not enough to keep up with population growth, the decline in the U.3 unemployment rate was caused by 368,000 discouraged job …

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Central banks dump U.S. debt at record pace

Central banks dump US debt record pace

Global central banks are unloading America’s debt. In the first six months of this year, foreign central banks sold a net $192 billion of U.S. Treasury bonds, more than double the pace in the same period last year, when they sold $83 billion. China, Japan, France, Brazil and Colombia led …

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The globalists are losing control

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The central planners are in a state of fear and panic. They are trying everything and anything to create market validation for their policies, watching with trepidation as their favored economic metrics fail to respond to all of their frenzied efforts. They are so far over the tips of their …

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US and UK conducting war games for banking collapse

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Regulators from the United States and the United Kingdom will get together in a war room next week to see if they can cope with any possible fall-out when the next big bank topples over, the two countries said on Friday. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and the UK’s Chancellor of …

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BitCoin seen through the eyes of a central banker

To us, the ECB’s superficial, amusing take on BitCoin was merely a source of (Friday) humor. To others, such as Tuur Demeester, the ECB’s report on “Virtual Currency Schemes” which was merely a confused attempt to validate the Euro by bashing a prototype electronic currency that others have written far more informed articles …

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Rockefeller and Rothschild banking dynasties form partnership

Two of the best-known business clans in global finance are joining forces, with the Rothschild banking dynasty set to acquire a stake in the Rockefeller group’s wealth and asset management business. Chaired by Lord Jacob Rothschild, RIT Capital Partners is a £1.9 billion ($3 billion) investment trust, which mainly focuses …

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