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  • Podcast

    Steen Jakobsen: The End Of The Debt Cycle

    As transformational as the fall of the Berlin Wall
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, February 21, 2016, 11:26 PM

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    As we've been watching closely, something is wrong with the big banks. Their shares have lost 25-33% of their market value since the beginning of the year. What's going on?

    The turmoil seems greatest in Europe, where bank shares have fallen the hardest, and negative interest rates have appeared with increasingly frequency across member countries.

    To make sense of it all, we've invited Steen Jakobsen back on, Chief Investment Officer of Saxo Bank, who can provide an eyes-on-the-ground perspective on the European banking system from his location in Copenhagen.

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    The Screaming Fundamentals For Owning Gold

    We're at a moment of historic opportunity
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 4:53 PM

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    Every year or two we update this report, which lays out the investment thesis for gold. Here is this year's version.

    Silver is touched upon only as necessary; as a separate report of equal scope is required for that precious metal.

    Gold is one of the few investments that every investor should have in their portfolio. We are now at the dangerous end-game period of a very bold but very reckless & disappointing experiment with the world's fiat (unbacked) currencies. If this experiment fails — and we observe it's in the process of failing — gold will provide one of the best forms of wealth insurance. But like all insurance products, it only works if you buy it before you need to rely on it.

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    Daily Digest 5/7 – France’s Budget Gap Widens, Australia Faces Decade Of Debt

    by saxplayer00o1

    Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 2:03 PM

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    • Unemployment haunts Social Security recipients
    • Spanish Banks Refinanced, Restructured $272.4 Billion in Loans
    • Australia faces decade of debt, economists warn
    • France's budget gap widens in March
    • L.A. city employees urge leaders to go after uncollected fees, taxes to balance $7.7B budget
    • Copper theft epidemic has lawmakers looking for answers
    • Wall Street sees Fed buying $1.25 trillion of assets in stimulus: Reuters poll
    • India's cheap food plans to prove costly for government
    • French Industrial Output Drops as Hollande Aims to Revive Growth
    • Wichita school district counts record number of homeless children
    • Greenspan-Era Faith in Fed Seen With Bernanke: Chart of the Day
    • Many Americans say they can't retire until their 70s or 80s
    • Bankers Warn Fed of Farm, Student Loan Bubbles Echoing Subprime
    • Australian Central Bank Cuts Key Rate to Historic Low
    • New red light camera law could raise cost of appeals
    • Moody’s Says Cities View ‘Strategic Default’ as Less Taboo

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  • Podcast

    Bill Fleckenstein: Hold Tight To Your Gold

    Why it's going to go "one hell of a lot" higher
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, April 21, 2013, 4:35 PM

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    The bond market is an accident waiting to happen.
     

    When the bond market finally does crack, it is going to be one epic nightmare that is going to make 2008 and 2009 seem like a picnic. It will be a different kind of a crisis; but it will be an enormous crisis. These people that are bullish about stocks and bonds and the bond market, they do not understand anything.

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  • Podcast

    David Stockman: We’ve Been Lied To, Robbed, and Misled

    And we're still at risk of it happening all over again
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, March 30, 2013, 4:42 PM

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    David Stockman, former director of the OMB under President Reagan, former US Representative, and veteran financier is an insider's insider. Few people understand the ways in which both Washington DC and Wall Street work and intersect better than he does.

    In his upcoming book, The Great Deformation, Stockman lays out how we have devolved from a free market economy into a managed one that operates for the benefit of a privileged few. And when trouble arises, these few are bailed out at the expense of the public good.

    By manipulating the price of money through sustained and historically low interest rates, Greenspan and Bernanke created an era of asset mis-pricing that inevitably would need to correct.  And when market forces attempted to do so in 2008, Paulsen et al hoodwinked the world into believing the repercussions would be so calamitous for all that the institutions responsible for the bad actions that instigated the problem needed to be rescued — in full — at all costs. 

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    Daily Digest 3/27 – Cyprus Banks Stay Shut Until Thursday, Spain Bank Offers Grim Forecast

    by saxplayer00o1

    Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 2:55 PM

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    • Cyprus bail-out: savers will be raided to save euro in future crises, says eurozone chief
    • Spain's central bank offers grim economic forecast
    • Mr Yen cautions on Japan's 'unsafe' debt trajectory
    • House To Propose College Tuition Increase
    • California State Treasurer emphasizes shrinking retirement savings
    • Portugal to contract 2.3% in 2013: central bank
    • Bernanke rejects competitive devaluation worries
    • Cyprus bailout: Banks to stay shut until Thursday
    • Recession keeps Italy's banks at risk: IMF

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  • Daily Digest

    Daily Digest 3/14 – Endless Government Manipulation, The Price Of Green Energy

    by DailyDigest

    Thursday, March 14, 2013, 2:43 PM

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    • The graph Bernanke should look at before ‘exiting’ anything
    • Charlie Rose: Jeremy Grantham
    • Mark Faber: Endless Government Manipulation
    • Inflation Targeting Revisited; Three Major Fed-Sponsored Bubbles; Who Benefits From Inflation?
    • 1,000 companies going bankrupt in Italy every day as country faces full-scale ‘credit emergency’
    • Young inventor’s flash idea to scare off lions
    • Detroit City Council continues to fight governor's EFM plan
    • U.S. to let spy agencies scour Americans' finances
    • It's Going To End Badly
    • Thieves Blight Nigeria's Swamps with Spilt Oil
    • Deepwater rig worker weeps as he admits he overlooked warning of blast that set off America’s worst environmental disaster
    • The Price of Green Energy: Is Germany Killing the Environment to Save It?
    • Japan's Methane Hydrate Gas Extraction Is First In The World
    • Greenland's resources boom still more talk than action
    • Analysis: Antibiotic apocalypse
    • Pentagon weapons-maker finds method for cheap, clean water

     

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    Daily Digest 10/31 – Sandy Damage Bill May Be $50 Billion, Greece PM Warns of Chaos

    by saxplayer00o1

    Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 4:56 PM

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    • Storm's cost may hit $50B; rebuilding to ease blow
    • Greek PM Warns of Chaos if Austerity Blocked
    • Spanish banks sap profits with "desperate" price war
    • Portugal government seeks opposition support for more spending cuts
    • India Cuts Reserve Ratio to Back Growth Push; Holds Key Rate
    • Bernanke’s Cash Fuels Record Debt Rally
    • Hungary 'to offer wealthy foreigners citizenship in return for investment'
    • Fitch Puts Argentina's Junk-Level Sovereign Rating on Review For Downgrade
    • Superstorm Sandy cuts power to 8.1 million homes
    • Tenn. has 74 percent increase in homeless students
    • Storm-Surge Damage May Not Be Covered by Some Insurance
    • Why Germany Wants to See its US Gold
    • Bank of Japan Expands Stimulus as GDP Poised to Decline
    • Willow Road work will impact red light revenue (Illinois)
    • Four nuclear plants shut down in N.Y. area
    • Argentina scorns US debt ruling, vows to pay restructured bonds

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest 5/1 – Be Careful Wishing For The Fed’s End, Qaddafi Calls For Cease-Fire Talks, Deflation Or Hyperinflation?

    by DailyDigest

    Sunday, May 1, 2011, 2:49 PM

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    • 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

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  • Blog

    Axel Merk: Why Is Anyone Still Waiting to Sell the Dollar?

    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, April 23, 2011, 1:13 AM

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    “The Fed can buy billions, even a trillion or so, but if and when the market is moving against the policymakers then there is no stopping. The Fed cannot stem that tide. There is only so much that they can manage and so it is something that they have to watch very carefully. At the same time, they are not terribly concerned. If the bond market is falling, you do not know whether it is because of more economic growth or because of more inflation, and you really only know after the fact.

    So for now people think “We have economic growth kicking in,” until the next economic numbers are not as great as expected, and so it is a bit like a “boiling-frog syndrome. You print in all this money, you think everything is great and you have some warning signs, but you think, “Things are moving along.” And by the time that you really see the damage you have created, it is quite late to undo this damage and it is going to be very, very expensive and painful.”

    So remarks Axel Merk, currency specialist and founder of the Merk Mutual Funds, who is perplexed by those waiting for additional warning signs to sell the dollar. In his view, we have all the evidence we need. He and Chris discuss the inner workings of the Fed and the course it is determinedly charting – and the looming dangers ahead for the US dollar.

    Click the play button below to listen to Chris’ interview with Axel Merk (runtime 40m:55s):

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    In this podcast, Axel explains:

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