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The Triffin Paradox, MBS Fraud, and What Happens Next

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Every credit boom is followed by a credit bust, as un-creditworthy borrowers and highly leveraged speculators inevitably default. Homeowners with 3% down payment mortgages default when one wage earner loses their job, companies that are sliding into bankruptcy default on … Continue reading

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The Thing That Keeps the FED Up At Night…

Form Zerohedge – If St. Louis Fed’s James Bullard is the Fed’s hawk who infamously flipped to uberdove several months ago, than Boston Fed’s Eric Rosengren has become his mirror image: a former dove who has become increasingly hawkish, and … Continue reading

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We Have Been Headed Here for a Long Time…

The below clip is from Saturday Night Live, Season 4, Episode 4 – wherein they parody pResident Carter’s ‘Crisis of Confidence’ speech given July 15th 1979 – And here is Carter’s original speech, which frames my assertion that we have … Continue reading

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Futures Bloodbath = Major Red Flag for Investors

The entire “Stock Market Gains” of the last 12 months have been wiped out over the weekend, while you were mowing your lawn and enjoying a last bit of summer recreation. Take a look at the following charts [captured at roughly … Continue reading

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Russian markets plunge as Putin tightens Crimea grip

Russia paid a heavy financial price on Monday for its military intervention in neighboring Ukraine, with stocks, bonds and the ruble plunging as President Vladimir Putin’s forces tightened their grip on the Russian-speaking Crimea region. The Moscow stock market fell 10.8 percent, wiping nearly … Continue reading

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Boehner Comes Out, “Supports Obama’s Call For Action” Says Colleagues Should Also; Stocks Slide

Gold and silver prices are jumping, bonds are bid off their high yields, and US equities have dropped to the lows of the day as Boehner gets behind Obama: BOEHNER SAYS WILL SUPPORT OBAMA’S CALL FOR ACTION IN SYRIA, BELIEVES … Continue reading

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Here We Go Again: the Stock Market Collapse of 2008 Is Repeating Itself in 2013

Back in the fall of 2008, the stock market collapsed and lost half of its value in a short period of time. One of the tells then is repeating itself: programmed trades at the end of the day are sell … Continue reading

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US Treasury Finally Admits The Truth: It’s All POMO

Back in 2010, when few still dared to question that the entire move in the market is predicted by the Fed’s daily POMO (then still on QE2), we laid out, in a way so easy even a caveman could grasp it, how every tiny move in … Continue reading

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All You Need to Know About the Obama Economic Recovery

The above graph shows Amazon’s operating profit and net income in the second quarter for the past four years. As their operating income declined over 70% in this period, the net profit has collapsed. How long can Amazon operate at … Continue reading

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If Oil Inventories Are Surging, Why Is Gas Going Up?

Oil supply is outpacing demand, so why is the price of gas going up? Why is the price of gold and silver going down? Why is the stock market hitting record highs when earnings and the stock market volumes are … Continue reading

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Asia Crumbling; China’s Worst 2 Days In Almost 4 Years, Nikkei 450 Pts Off Session Highs

Things are getting a little out of hand in Asia once again. China’s Shanghai Composite is down 3.7% at the break for its biggest 2-day drop in almost 4 years (-8.9%) and Japan’s Nikkei 225, after staging a solid come-back has … Continue reading

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It Is Now the Time to Start Paying Attention

US Traders Walk In To Another Bloodbath Lots of sellside squeals this morning following the epic bloodbath in China, where in addition to what we already covered hours ago, has seen at least five companies  (China Development Bank, Shanghai ShenTong Metro, … 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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Global shares pummeled, dollar slumps as rout gathers pace

World stocks were pummeled and the dollar slumped on Thursday as a sell-off on global financial markets in thrall to central bank stimulus accelerated. European shares .FTEU3 fell sharply in morning trading, dropping 1.3 percent after the second biggest fall in Japan’s Nikkei .N225 in over … Continue reading

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Can You See the Fed’s POMO at Work?

  The graph above is the Down Jones at 12:30PM on June 6, 2013. The bars at the bottom of the graph represent the volume of trades. What happens when the Fed stops propping up the market? David DeGerolamo

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