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Brexit is just the beginning

Brexit EU

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Last week, global equity markets were shook up, when $2 trillion was wiped out in a single trading day. That’s bigger than any daily loss during the 2008 global financial crisis, or on the infamous Black Monday stock market crash of 1987. The cause? A surprise …

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China devalues its currency for three days straight

Chinese yuan notes China

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Former President George Bush is famous for once saying, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me… you can’t get fooled again.” Most of us know that it’s supposed to end, “Fool me twice, shame on me.” But what’s said when you get fooled …

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The physical silver market is getting dangerously tight

With continued volatility in global stock markets, and gold staging a big rally off of the lows, today King World News interviewed one of the wealthiest and most street-smart pros in the business, Rick Rule.  Rule told KWN that when it comes to silver, “there is the strong case for …

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CNBC viewership drops to 21 year lows

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It’s over: whether due to the complete domination of centrally-planned markets by a few central banks, whether as a result of HFTs forcing out all human traders and investors. Whether due to volatility plunging to record lows and complacency at record highs, whether viewers simply aren’t impressed by the new young, …

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Currency wars: Venezuela devalues its currency by 46%

Venezuela Bolivar

While the rest of the developed world is scrambling here and there, politely prodding its central bankers to destroy their relative currencies, all the while naming said devaluation assorted names, “quantitative easing” being the most popular, here comes Venezuela and shows the banana republics of the developed world what lobbing …

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IMF warns Federal Reserve not to raise rates

IMF Federal Reserve not raise rates

The International Monetary Fund has recommended that the US Federal Reserve abstain from any interest rate hikes in the near-term, a recommendation which was subsequently rebuffed by the Fed due to fundamental disagreements over how to approach economic policy. Kristian Rouz — The International Monetary Fund, a Washington-based global lender, has recommended …

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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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Financial elite gather in Davos to discuss the coming collapse

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From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Some of the most powerful people on the planet are currently meeting in Davos, Switzerland, at the annual World Economic Forum, to discuss the fate of the global economy. This year, the big 4 topics for discussion are (1) technology replacing workers through automation, (2) China’s slowing economy …

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Saudi Arabia is losing money fast, dumping of US debt expected

Saudi Arabia King Salman Obama

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group With the price of oil plunging and increased military spending in Yemen, Saudi Arabia is dipping into its reserves to make ends meet. In December alone, the kingdom blew $19.4 billion of its now remaining $608.4 billion. With the nation burning through almost $100 billion in reserves in …

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This time had better be different: Australian Housing Prices and the Banks

In last week’s post I showed that there is a debt-financed, government-sponsored bubble in Australian house prices (click here and here for earlier installments on the same topic). This week I’ll consider what the bursting of this bubble could mean for the banks that have financed it. Figure 1 Betting the House For two decades after …

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US debt dumped as central banks and billionaires buy gold

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From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Central banks have been dumping U.S. debt at an unprecedented rate. Last year, foreign central banks sold an astonishing $225 billion in U.S. treasury bonds. And now, just a few months into 2016, the rate of selling has increased, with central banks having already sold $123 …

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4th unexplained explosion rocks China

Explosion in China industrial chemical plant

A fourth industrial explosion has rocked China, this time in the Zhejiang province. When the Tianjin explosion happened right after China’s currency devaluation (i.e. currency war), we were told by Chinese dissidents that the United States was engaged in “kinetic retaliation” against China for its cyber warfare attacks and currency moves. Naysayers insisted …

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Bank Stocks Loved Janet Yellen’s Congressional Testimony

Bank of America

Fed chair, Janet Yellen testified before Congress on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, 14 February 2017. The Congressional hearing provided cannon fodder to traders looking to go long on bank stocks. Yellen expressed optimism about the state of the US economy, given falling unemployment numbers, rising inflation, and robust economic growth. She …

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The Ups and Downs: Taking Risk When the Economy Fluctuates

The U.S. economy has always experienced some major highs and lows, and currently, is in a decent place. When the market is in the middle, meaning it could be better but it could also worse, it’s often referred to as the “Goldilocks Economy.” Certain aspects of the economy are healthy …

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House raises debt ceiling to avoid US default…for now

Debt ceiling

The House voted on legislation Wednesday that will raise the debt ceiling for three months and delay a US default. Even though this is just a short term fix, the Obama administration said it supports it. The legislation prevented a devastating default of US debt and payments next month and …

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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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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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CNBC admits central banks rule the world

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It’s a central bankers’ world, and we’re all just living in it. Entities such as the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank in 2012 took control of global economies like never before. Based on current market and economic behavior it’s likely to be years before anything changes. After all, …

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