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Trump’s dollar warning sends US currency tumbling

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President Donald Trump has triggered a sharp decline in the US dollar by criticizing the currency’s strength on the back of increased confidence in his presidency. “I think our dollar is getting too strong, and partially that’s my fault because people have confidence in me. But that’s hurting – that …

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European banks on the brink of collapse

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Top financial institutions in Europe have hardly been more vulnerable to an economic tremor, a situation worsened by the collapse of the German credit market as Berlin suddenly stopped issuing new debt. Europe’s top financial institutions are teetering on the edge of collapse as access to high quality debt products have created a liquidity …

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Australian government set to tax bank deposits

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The Australian Federal Government looks set to introduce a tax on bank deposits in the May budget. The idea of a bank deposit tax was raised by Labor in 2013 and was criticised by Tony Abbott at the time. Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has indicated an announcement on the new tax …

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Australian economy has burst, worst yet to come

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Curve Watchers Anonymous has its eye on the Australian dollar. As expected, it has taken a big dive in conjunction with a housing bust and a slowdown in China that impacts the demand for commodities. The only thing surprising to me about this plunge is how long it took, but …

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Deutsche Bank is finished, Lehman Brothers 2.0

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Deutsche Bank bosses face a formidable task to drag its shares off a 30-year low, with reassurances about its capital levels doing little to improve investor confidence and few other options on the table to trigger a recovery. Germany’s flagship lender has trailed its rivals in bouncing back from the …

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IMF set to add Chinese yuan to SDR currency basket

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China’s currency, the yuan seems to be on track to be included in the International Monetary Fund‘s benchmark currency basket, putting it on par with the dollar, euro and pound sterling. A draft report by IMF staff who have been assessing the yuan’s technical criteria seems to be favourable. Three …

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Audit of NY Fed reveals some shocking results

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Senator Ron Paul has introduced the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2012 (HR459) to the upset of Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank. In August, the House of Representatives passed 327 – 98 on a vote which exceeded the necessary 2/3rd majority. Paul, who is pushing for “transparency” …

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Eurozone needs €2.4 trillion in QE, experts warn

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The eurozone will need at least another three years of quantitative easing and €2.4 trillion of firepower to revive its flagging fortunes, Standard & Poor’s has warned. With unemployment stubbornly high and growth still bouncing along the bottom seven years after the financial crisis, the European Central Bank will need …

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Greek banks get additional €10bn to counter ECB pressure

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Banks in Greece have been given the go ahead to access an additional €10 billion in emergency funding from the Bank of Greece, according to a government official. This is a push-back from Athens demonstrating its intent to roll back austerity measures. “Greece does not aim to blackmail anyone but …

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Gold Trending Bullish as Disaster Looms

In an ominous turn of events, Hurricane Irma rapidly gathered momentum to become a Category 5 storm with raging winds in the region of 185 mph. As it bears down on the Florida coast line, the US is bracing for maximum impact. This Act of God has the capacity to …

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RBS: Sell everything, a market crash is coming

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Investors face a “cataclysmic year” where stock markets could fall by up to 20% and oil could slump to $16 a barrel, economists at the Royal Bank of Scotland have warned. In a note to its clients the bank said: “Sell everything except high quality bonds. This is about return of capital, not return …

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The ‘War on Cash’ has begun

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From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Forget the ‘war on terror’ or even the ‘war on drugs’. There is a new war in town: The ‘war on cash’. JP Morgan Chase recently informed some of its customers that cash can no longer be stored in their safety deposit boxes. In …

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ECB to launch €1.1 trillion of quantitative easing

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Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, has announced that he will pump €1.1tn at a rate of €60bn a month into financial markets until September 2016, in an attempt to prevent the fragile eurozone economy from grinding to a halt. In a keenly anticipated announcement at the ECB’s headquarters in …

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Obama to ‘bypass Congress’ on CISPA with cybersecurity executive order

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Unable to reach a deal with Congress, President Obama plans to use his power to exert executive actions against the will of lawmakers. The president will issue orders addressing controversial topics including cybersecurity. Although President Obama has issued fewer executive orders than any president in over 100 years, he is …

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4 ways to reach financial independence

Simply put, financial independence is defined as having enough wealth to sustain your lifestyle for the foreseeable future. You can achieve financial independence by having enough saved up to last you a lifetime or by having sufficient passive income streams to support you. In this post, we’ve highlighted the four …

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The Global Demise of Pension Plans

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We have been saying for a long time that anyone in the western world who’s 10-15 years away from collecting their first pension payments, shouldn’t expect to get much, if anything, when the time comes. This is because, obviously, the economy has deteriorated as much as it has. It’s also …

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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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What is so Bad About Debt?

Debt is one of the most loathed 4-letter words in the world. It is the one word that has real bite to it, unlike others which can be brushed off without too much concern. When dealing with debt, and learning to avoid debt in the future, it’s important to follow …

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Why are the world’s wealthiest people buying gold?

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By Filip Karinja Seen as a wealth preservation asset during hard economic times and used as a monetary metal for thousands of years, gold is once again on the radar for the world’s elite. Gold is seen as a low risk safety asset and investors tend to shift their portfolio …

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