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Transcript for Erik Townsend: Expect a US Price Shock as Black Swans Come Home to Roost

Transcript for the podcast: Erik Townsend: Expect a US Price Shock as Black Swans Come Home to Roost Chris Martenson :   Welcome to another PeakProsperity.com podcast. I am your host, of ...

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Transcript for Paul Brodsky: The Seeds of Our Destruction Were - And Still Are - Sown in the Bond Markets

Below is the transcript for Paul Brodsky: The Seeds of Our Destruction Were - And Still Are - Sown in the Bond Markets Chris Martenson:   Welcome to another PeakProsperity.com podcast. I am ...

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Interest Rates and Inflation

Chris and Axel both have repeatedly said that the future is not going to be like the past. I have given a lot of thought to this statement and one of the conclusions I have come to where the future is not going to be like the past is that we are going ...

Forum topic - Zav - May 14 2011 - 12:12pm - 4 comments

Here's the Setup for the Con of the Decade

Charles Hugh Smith of www.oftwominds,com puts out one the most thought provoking blogs out there.  Here is his latest.  It's so good I am putting it out in full text: The Con of the Decade, which I described last July, is being ...

Forum topic - hucklejohn - Apr 16 2011 - 1:03am - 4 comments

Good news, everyone! That pesky recession is over. -Geithner

"Over the past two years, the Administration, along with Congress and financial regulators, implemented emergency policies that ended the worst recession since the Great Depression and put the nation on a path to economic recovery." ...

Forum topic - legamin - Jan 23 2011 - 3:31am - 4 comments

Treasury yields crash to record lows

A slow-motion crash is underway in Treasury yields: Oct. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Treasury two- and five-year note yields slid to record lows as data showing U.S. employers cut more jobs than forecast last month spurred speculation the Federal Reserve ...

Forum topic - machinehead - Jun 15 2012 - 3:17am - 0 comments

Foreigners cut treasury stakes; rates could rise

The $53 billion decline in holdings of Treasury bills came primarily from a drop in official government holdings. They fell by $52.3 billion. Holdings of foreign private investors dropped by $700 million in December. ...

Forum topic - investorzzo - Feb 16 2010 - 7:47pm - 2 comments

Usgov's Looming ARM Rate Reset -- UH OH!!!

Remember when Mad Al Greenspasm, with his policy rate set at ZERO, advised home buyers that ARMs (Adjustable Rate Mortgages) were a great deal? That was in 2004. Three short years later -- KAPOOM! Rates reset higher; payments exploded; borrowers ...

Forum topic - machinehead - Nov 23 2009 - 4:15pm - 9 comments

Can you believe this?

Not satisfied being taxed to death or losing your home, pension, retirement savings or job due to the greed of the banksters? Now that they've got their taxpayer funded bailout bonuses the country is in dire debt. Why? Because your ...

Forum topic - rowmat - Nov 13 2009 - 7:53am - 3 comments

Doctrine of preemptive bailout you haven’t heard about: the U.S. treasury plan C and $3.5 Trillion you will pay for

Not sure if this has already been shown? http://www.mybudget360.com/the-doctrine-of-preemptive-bailouts-and-the-b... Re: Doctrine of preemptive bailout you haven’t heard ... fail to plan. plan to fail. now we have both, on ...

Forum topic - investorzzo - Sep 10 2009 - 12:56am - 1 comment

Finding a Sound Bank or a Good Alternative

There have been miscellaneous threads in the past discussing banks, gold, silver, etc.   Would like to start a discussion about good strategies for parking cash desired to have available in the short term (1 year or less).  The funds one needs for their ...

Forum topic - Kman - Aug 7 2009 - 8:59am - 16 comments

Nearly 1/4 Trillion in Treasury Auctions this week

Source 70 day CMBs, $30 billion (tomorrow) 13 week Bills, $32 billion (July 27th) 26 week Bills, $31 billion (July 27th) 52 week Bills, $27 billion (July 28th) 2 year Notes, $42 billion ...

Forum topic - Ready - Jul 28 2009 - 9:35am - 22 comments

Alchemists in Action

I'm no expert, but I wonder if they are diluting gold in order to keep the game from ending? On Saturday, July 11, 2009, GATA board member Adrian Douglas published a paper titled, The Alchemists . Disturbingly, what this paper chronicles is ...

Forum topic - investorzzo - Jul 13 2009 - 10:16pm - 1 comment

Bond Markets For Dummies; Treasuries 101

I wanted to start a thread, but I'm hesitant to call this a "definitive" thread. From everything I've read, the entire economic future of the country (and, possibly, the world) depends on our Treasury Bond Auctions. The system is ...

Forum topic - tx_floods - Jun 25 2009 - 10:08pm - 0 comments

Airman Ben Comes a Cropper

In March, 'Airman Ben'  Bernanke -- head space cadet at the Federal Reserve -- announced a plan to buy up to $300 billion of medium-term Treasurys, ostensibly to drive interest rates down. I invite you to review the results, as shown in the ...

Forum topic - machinehead - Jun 15 2012 - 4:02am - 16 comments

The Lie That Is "Diversification"

The Lie That Is "Diversification"   I listened religiously to the conventional wisdom that was rammed down the average American’s throat that “diversification is the only free lunch.”  What a lie!  After watching my hard earned, frugally ...

Forum topic - mcafeejs - May 20 2009 - 12:46pm - 2 comments

Treasury Bear Will Worsen - Barron's

http://seekingalpha.com/article/138098-treasury-bear-will-worsen-barron-s Re: Treasury Bear Will Worsen - Barron's This was a great article.  I invested in the ETF TMV and have started to see returns.   I can't wait until the ...

Forum topic - investorzzo - May 19 2009 - 7:55am - 1 comment

Geithner, Member and Overseer of Finance Club

"...An examination of Mr. Geithner’s five years as president of the New York Fed, an era of unbridled and ultimately disastrous risk-taking by the financial industry, shows that he forged unusually close relationships with executives of Wall ...

Forum topic - Rob Z - Apr 29 2009 - 4:16pm - 2 comments

Where the TARP money is really being deployed

A comment posted to a Felix Salmon article (the facts of which, incidentally to this post, are vigorously disputed by several commenters) on Reuters Blogs gives a very plausible explanation of how the TARP taxpayer money is being used by the banks. I ...

Forum topic - WendyT - Jun 15 2012 - 4:05am - 0 comments

North Carolina Town starts to use it's own currency.

A small town in N. Carolina is using it's own local currency the "Plenty". It can be used for local purchase in town. I wonder how long it will be before the Treasury department raids them? ...

Forum topic - Ken C - Apr 8 2009 - 10:06pm - 7 comments