Monthly Archives: April 2012

Apr 30

The Cult

Bob Jablonski exudes cowboy confidence. “The Calgary market continues to move in the right direction,” says the real estate board…

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Apr 30

Gold Stocks Are the Cheapest I’ve Ever Seen

BIG GOLD's Jeff Clark recently caught up with Charles Oliver, the senior portfolio manager of the Sprott Gold and Precious…

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Apr 30

Ludicrous Proposal by Harvard Economics Professor to Force Taxpayers to Buy Spanish Bonds; Mish’s Five-Point Alternative Proposal

As the economic crisis lingers on, the number of ludicrous proposals to deal with the crisis rises every month. I have…

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Apr 30

What Will Cause America To Break

Gary's Note: There's one thing -- one single factor -- that will break the U.S. economy. In today's feature article…

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Apr 30

Spain’s Latest Bad-Bank, Non-Bank, Shell-Game Proposal; Can One-Winged Pigs Fly?

Spain has floated a number of bad-bank proposals recently, all of which were fundamentally flawed and doomed from the start. The…

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Apr 29

What Fools Do

It’s not every day the finance minister puts the words “condo” and “crash” into the same utterance. Probably never. Except…

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Apr 29

Showdown in Europe: Hollande Takes on Merkel and Draghi, Insists on Renegotiation of Merkozy Treaty; Does It Matter Whether France Signs?

German chancellor Angela Merkel says the Merkozy treaty is not renegotiable. There is just one "slight" hitch: France has not signed…

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Apr 29

Gold Consolidation Approaching an End

One year ago the precious metals were at an extreme. Silver was $48 and gold was $1500. The silver/gold ratio…

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Apr 28

GDP Miss Far Bigger Than Announced; Real GDP is 0% Using More Reasonable Deflator

The Advance Estimate for Q1 GDP came in at 2.2%, down from 3.0% in the previous quarter, and below most…

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Apr 28

A Gold Standard?

There are times, my friends Michael Lewitt and Dr. Lacy Hunt agreed today at lunch, when the study of economics…

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Apr 27

Half Off

It sits on an acre and a half of rugged waterfront on a picturesque island north of Victoria, almost hugging…

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Apr 27

Getting Out, Part One: Americans Renouncing Citizenship

Capital, like information, wants to be free. The idea that it should be limited to one country has always struck…

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Apr 27

Depression in Spain: Unemployment Rate Up .5 Percentage Points to 23.6%; Expect Much Higher Rates Later This Year; When is the Breaking Point?

Via email from Barclays Capital, Spain: Q1 unemployment rate rises; trend likely to continue into H1 2013. This morning Spain released…

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Apr 27

The Implications of a European Economic Recovery

Vedran Vuk here, filling in for David Galland. Today, I'll discuss the scenario of a European recovery. Would one mean…

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Apr 27

To Hell With Monetary Policy

Gary Gibson, Minneapolis, Minnesota... The world can only take so much monetary absurdity. For today’s opening remarks we turn to Australia whence…

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Apr 27

Eurozone Retail Sales Plunge at Strongest Pace Since Late-2008; German Retail Sales Plunge Into Contraction; French Retail Sales Plunge at Record Pace; Record Job Losses, Record Retail Plunge in Italy

The word of the day is plunge. Retail sales fell like a rock in Germany and fell at a record…

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Apr 27

The Fed Will Come To The Rescue But Deliberately Late!

There can be no doubt anymore that the global economic recovery is in trouble again. In the U.S. we can see…

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Apr 27

The End of the Pier Show

Tell me now, Stephen said, poking the boy's shoulder with the book, what is a pier. (more...)…

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Apr 27

Greece to Seize Money From Suspected Tax Evaders’ Accounts, with Charges and Trials Later; More Capital Flight Coming Up

There can be little doubt of fraudulent tax avoidance in Greece. However, the Greek solution (seize money first, then place…

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