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“Dark Web” Exposes $75,000 Bitcoin-Based Bounty For Bernanke’s Assassination

As Silk Road emerged from the “dark-web”, other sites have appeared offering services that are frowned upon by most. As Forbes reports, perhaps the most-disturbing is “The Assassination Market” run by a pseudnymous Kuwabatake Sanjuro. The site, remarkably, a crowdfunding service that lets … Continue reading

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Bernanke Lied: The Fed Has Monetized Our Debt

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$3.39T Quantitative Explosion: Fed Owns More Treasuries and MBS Than Publicly Held Debt Amassed From Washington Through Clinton

The same day that the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee announced last week that the Fed would continue to buy $40 billion in mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and $45 billion in U.S. Treasury securities per month, the Fed also released its latest weekly … Continue reading

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Peter Schiff: Tapering the Taper Talk

As usual the Federal Reserve media reaction machine has fallen for a poorly executed head fake. It has been fooled by this move many times in the past and for its efforts it has tackled nothing but air.  Yet right on … Continue reading

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Bonds Tumble With Stocks as Gold Drops in Rout on Fed

Bonds and stocks fell around the world, with shares in emerging markets sinking the most in 20 months, after the Federal Reserve said it may phase out stimulus and China’s cash crunch worsened. Gold led commodities lower. The 10-year Treasury note yield climbed six … Continue reading

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Who Has Stayed Longer Than Wanted?

Ben Bernanke has now stated that he has stayed “longer than he wanted”. I agree with him and will extend this sentiment to the president Obama. As Obama’s poll numbers plummet, it appears that I am not alone in my opinion … Continue reading

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U.S. Treasury Is Down to One Day of Cash

Economist John Williams says the Federal bank account at the US Treasury Department is down to just one-day’s estimated outlay, a dire situation that can only be papered over for a short time. Williams cites the May 28 Daily Treasury … Continue reading

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Traders Taunted By “20 Out Of 20” Turbo Tuesday (With POMO)

First, the important news: in a few hours the Fed will inject between $1.25-$1.75 billion into the stock market. More importantly, it is a Tuesday, which means that in order to not disturb a very technical pattern that will have … Continue reading

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Ben Bernanke’s Latest Casualty: The Pension Plan

With every passing day, the destructive consequences of Ben Bernanke’s ruinous monetary policy on the broader economy become more and more apparent. Nowhere is this more evident than the observation of a record high stock market – benefiting just a … Continue reading

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Ben Bernanke Crushes Hedge Funds: Average Hedgie Underperforming S&P by 65% In 2013

Yes, yes, everyone knows hedge funds aren’t benchmarked to the S&P – after all they “hedge” for the broader market downside. Here is the problem: having underperformed the S&P for five years in a row, many LPs are starting to get … Continue reading

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Global Assured Destruction, Or How Bernanke Now Holds The Entire World Hostage

The one headline we have been waiting for for over four years has just hit: BOK KIM SAYS WORLD MAY FACE RATE RISK IF U.S. EXITS FROM QE Not when, if. And there you have it: if the Fed exits, the world (and most certainly … Continue reading

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The Bernanke Agenda – It Isn’t What You Think It Is

Chairman Bernanke, the engineer of the most manipulated and contrived market rally in history has informed us he won’t be making an appearance at the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium this year. The reason – a scheduling conflict. Could there be … Continue reading

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What Happens to A Stock Exchange Without Federal Reserve POMO Manipulation?

The Federal Reserve’s POMO policy has been artificially driving up the US stock exchanges for years. The NYSE is reaching new highs daily (not adjusted for inflation) without any supporting financial data. The volume of stocks sold (normally known as … Continue reading

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Bernanke Accommodation: We Are in Trouble

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Lost in translation: Ben Bernanke-speak

by Simon Black: I really hate to beat a dead horse, but I wouldn’t be doing my job for you if I didn’t point out some of the most intellectually dishonest, self-aggrandizing Bernanke-speak to come out of the Fed Chairman’s … Continue reading

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