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U.S. dollar set to shoot next in currency war, QE4 is coming

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From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group In recent years, as competition on the global market has heated up, nations around the world have joined in a currency race to the bottom – to devalue their currencies faster than those of other nations. Strangely, the United States has done the opposite; …

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JP Morgan director kills his wife, then himself

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A bank executive from London shot his wife dead before turning the gun on himself. Julian Knott, 45, an executive director for JP Morgan, shot 47-year-old Alita repeatedly, police said. The father-of-three was found dead alongside her in their home in Jefferson Township, New Jersey, on Sunday. He had worked …

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Iceland to remove power from banks to steal money

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Iceland‘s government is considering a revolutionary monetary proposal – removing the power of commercial banks to create money and handing it to the central bank. The proposal, which would be a turnaround in the history of modern finance, was part of a report written by a lawmaker from the ruling …

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NSA disguised itself as Google to spy on public

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If a recently leaked document is any indication, the US National Security Agency — or its UK counterpart — appears to have put on a Google suit to gather intelligence. Here’s one of the latest tidbits on the NSA surveillance scandal (which seems to be generating nearly as many blog …

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Iceland sticks it to international bankers and writes off massive mortgage debt

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Iceland’s government has announced that it will be writing off up to 24,000 euros ($32,600) of every household’s mortgage, fulfilling its election promise, despite overwhelming criticism from international financial institutions. The measure was introduced by the country’s prime minister, Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, the leader of the Progressive Party which won …

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Russia rapidly increases its gold reserves

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Russia’s appetite for gold accelerated last month, with the country adding the most to its reserves since at least March. The nation increased holdings to 42.4 million ounces from 41.4 million ounces in July, the central bank said on its website Friday. The amount bought was about the same as the 30.5 …

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Germany to repatriate gold from US and France

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Germany’s Bundesbank plans to store half the national gold reserves in its own vaults by 2020. It will mean the return of 700 tons of the precious metal from the US and France This year the Bundesbank got back about 37 tons of gold from the US and France. The …

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JPMorgan’s epic fail on Twitter #AskJPM

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JPMorgan canceled a question-and-answer session on Twitter Wednesday after receiving a barrage of critical questions skewering the multinational banking company for legal problems, foreclosure practices, and other ethical transgressions. Starting at least since last week, JPMorgan, the investment and services portion of financial behemoth JPMorgan Chase & Co, asked followers …

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Android apps ‘leak’ personal details

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Millions of people are using Android apps that can be tricked into revealing personal data, research indicates. Scientists tested 13,500 Android apps and found almost 8% failed to protect bank account and social media logins. These apps failed to implement standard scrambling systems, allowing “man-in-the-middle” attacks to reveal data that passes …

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Here is What the Banks Don’t Want You to Know

Transfer money abroad

As far as we can remember, banks have been the go-to option for wiring money abroad or domestically. Unfortunately, this method of sending money back and forth is neither efficient nor cost-effective. For starters, bank wire transfers are expensive and time-consuming. Banks and financial institutions typically charge high fees for …

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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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The Fed and the ECB determine to destroy the middle class

While Wall Street cheers the actions by the Fed to further enlarge its already bloated Balance Sheet, those of us who live on Main Street should get accustomed to further increases in our food and energy costs. What I find rather perverse, is the statement by the FOMC that “longer …

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Germany looking to join the BRICS

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Financial analyst Jim Willie sensationally claims that Germany is preparing to ditch the unipolar system backed by NATO and the U.S. in favour of joining the BRICS nations, and that this is why the NSA was caught spying on Angela Merkel and other German leaders. In an interview with USA Watchdog’s …

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5 US banks have $40+ trillion in derivatives exposure…each!

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When is the U.S. banking system going to crash? I can sum it up in three words. Watch the derivatives. It used to be only four, but now there are five “too big to fail” banks in the United States that each have more than 40 trillion dollars in exposure to derivatives. …

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Cash-strapped Saudi Arabia looking to issue $15 billion in bonds

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Last week the bond market was stunned by the unprecedented demand for sovereign paper issued by the middle-eastern nation of Qatar, which announced it would issue $9 billion in Eurobonds (in three maturities), more than double what had been originally expected by the market, and well below the total demand …

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Greece plans return to drachma and nationalization of banks

Eurozone Greece drachma

Greece is drawing up drastic plans to nationalise the country’s banking system and introduce a parallel currency to pay bills unless the eurozone takes steps to defuse the simmering crisis and soften its demands. Sources close to the ruling Syriza party said the government is determined to keep public services …

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CIA insider Jim Rickards’ predictions for society in 2024

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Editor’s Note from Jim Rickards: ‘The following article describes a fictional dystopia in the spirit of Brave New World or 1984. It is not a firm forecast or prediction in the usual analytic sense. Instead, it’s intended to provide warning, and encourage readers to be alert to dangerous trends in …

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Links between Citigroup and government exposed

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Citigroup is a very large bank that has amassed a huge amount of political power. Its current and former executives consistently push laws and regulations in the direction of allowing Citi and other megabanks to take on more risk, particularly in the form of complex highly leveraged bets. Taking these …

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