- TIC – China’s Decreasing its Holdings
- Be Careful Wishing for the Fed’s End
- Treasury and Fed Put Out Cash, Raising Fist Pumping Crowd for Ben
- Doug Casey: Precious Metals Vs. The USD
- Deflation or Hyperinflation?
- Qaddafi Calls for Cease-Fire Talks
- China’s Manufacturing Grows at Slower Pace, Survey Shows
- TEPCO’s Updated Radiation Map
TIC – China’s Decreasing its Holdings (pinecarr)
Of course the biggest holder is the Fed.
Be Careful Wishing for the Fed’s End (jdargis)
“Money,” observes the Fed historian Allan H. Meltzer, “does not take care of itself.” But who else could regulate the value of money? And regulate its value in relation to what?
It can’t be Japan and probably isn’t China, which has its own problems, so by process of elimination, the only ones with that kind of cash are the oil producing nations. That game can only go on as long as the Fed keeps pumping up the price of gas. It’s a market double whammy. What happens after June? Poof! It’s gone. But until then, the potential for this light show to go ballistic should not be discounted.
Doug Casey: Precious Metals Vs. The USD (pinecarr)
What we’re facing now is something of absolutely historic importance – the biggest thing that’s gone on in the world since the Industrial Revolution.
Deflation or Hyperinflation? (kelvinator)
What is a deflationist? It is one who looks very closely at the present structure of everything, the laws, the rules, the regulations, what is supposed to happen, who should fail, etc… but ignores the political (collective) will that backs it all up. The same political will that always changes the rules to suit its needs as surely as the sun rises. And it is this political will that makes dollar hyperinflation a certainty this time around.
Qaddafi Calls for Cease-Fire Talks (jdargis)
The strike would be a significant blow to the morale of the regime, which is struggling to maintain its hold on the western half of the country despite weeks of NATO-led airstrikes. It came just hours after Gadhafi called for a mutual cease-fire and negotiations with NATO powers to end a six-week bombing campaign.
China’s economic expansion, a driver of global growth, may moderate as the government counters the fastest inflation since 2008 and cools a real-estate market that has been at risk of price bubbles. Credit Suisse Group AG says a fifth increase in benchmark interest rates since the global financial crisis may come as early as tomorrow, a Chinese holiday, less than a month after the previous move.
TEPCO’s Updated Radiation Map (jdargis)
While the radiation levels at some hot spots have declined since the first map was made on April 23rd, others have remained the same or increased.
The increases are likely due to movement of already contaminated materials rather than to new leaks.
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