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Jan 28

Fed Desires More Centralization of all Payment Systems!

Today’s Wall Street Journal (page C2) presents an article which is disturbing for those of us who think Fed power…

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Jan 28

‘Terrified’

At least we know more now about Poodlenomics. Why did the Bank of Canada abruptly cut its key rate, risking what…

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Jan 28

How to Find the Best Offshore Banks

By Nick Giambruno It’s hard to think of a topic where following the conventional wisdom can be more dangerous. And that topic…

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Jan 28

Slope of Hope vs. Reality: Greek Assets Hammered,

Investors who plowed into Greek assets ahead of Mario Draghi's QE €60 billion a month bond-buying spree figuring the ECB…

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Jan 28

This Is What It Means To Lose A

The term gets tossed around a lot, but the meaning and consequences of a “currency war” aren’t intuitively clear to…

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Jan 27

The Quick & the Dead

In a funk over lousy oil-induced earnings at Caterpillar, irritating Greek people and a blizzard, American stocks shed a few…

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Jan 27

Greek Debt is Already Owned By Governments Mostly

About 80% of Greek Sovereign Debt is held officially by governments already in the EU. The proportion of the US…

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Jan 27

Swiss Franc Yield Curve Negative for 12 Years;

The casualties continue to pile up in the wake of the Swiss National Bank dropping its peg to the euro. (See…

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Jan 27

5 Ways to Improve Portfolio Health

“I don't look to jump over 7-foot bars. I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over.” — sage…

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Jan 27

How Global Interest Rates Deceive Markets

“You keep on using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” – Inigo Montoya, The…

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Jan 26

Swiss Franc Mortgages Blowing Up Everywhere

It is just amazing how we never learn. During the 1980s, I was dealing with Australians who were sold Swiss…

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Jan 26

Down She Goes

News you can use (as opposed to what you hear on Global): Mortgages dip. No, it is not because of the recent…

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Jan 26

Cyber Money ($$$) is Decoupling from Material Reality!

What is now happening in many of our markets (globally) is that our phony cyber money is causing a decoupling…

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Jan 26

US Corporations Take Huge Losses on Venezuelan Currency

When black markets in currencies develop, you can be 100% sure the official exchange rate is overinflated. In Venezuela, the fixed…

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Jan 26

A Central Bank World

The Central Banks of Switzerland, Canada and the EU have rocked the markets…but the most important question in Central Bank…

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Jan 25

Sheeple

  When I was in Ottawa the last time as an MP, sitting in the government lounge behind the green curtains…

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Jan 25

Syriza Trounces New Democracy; Greeks Stop Paying Taxes;

As late as yesterday I read numerous mainstream media reports that Syriza would win by three to five percent and…

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Jan 25

Knowledge Arrives Only With A Remarkable Curiosity for

It is that remarkable curiosity for life that creates knowledge. It is the desire to figure out what makes things tick.…

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Jan 24

The Crude Waterfall

  Here was our Waterfall Model that would have shorted Crude if it had an account. We warned a closing below…

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