Tag Archives: bernanke

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    Daily Digest 12/7 – Spain on Verge of Breakdown, Debunking Bernanke, Students Take On Smart-Grid

    by DailyDigest

    Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 4:00 PM

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    • Multiple Simultaneous Games of “Chicken”; China Declares Shift to “Prudent” Monetary Policy
    • Fact, Fiction And Finally The Fix
    • Spain on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
    • Geen Enkel Bewijs Voor Speculaties Tegen Eurolanden
    • Debunking Bernanke’s Myth
    • Tax Cut Deal and Surprise Stimulus – The Cost
    • The Smart Grid: A Primer
    • Students Take On Smart-Grid Challenges

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    Daily Digest 11/18 – Hyperinflation in USA, GM Stock Sale Gears Up, Stress Tests for Banks

    by DailyDigest

    Thursday, November 18, 2010, 4:00 PM

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    • Man Makes Ridiculously Complicated Chart to See Who Owns His Mortgage
    • How Hyperinflation Will Happen In America
    • World of Worry Wednesday – The China Syndrome
    • GM Stock Sale in High Gear
    • Bernanke Makes Case to Senators
    • Fed Announces New Stress Tests for Biggest Banks
    • The Shale Gas Shell Game
    • Interview with Chris Martenson: “Prepare for peak oil while there is time.”

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    Alert: QE II Has Lit the Fuse

    by Chris Martenson

    Thursday, November 11, 2010, 6:41 PM

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    For a very long time, I have been calling for, expecting, and otherwise anticipating the day that the Federal Reserve would begin openly monetizing government debt. Intellectually knew the day would come, but in my heart I hoped it wouldn’t. But with the Fed’s recent decision to directly monetize the next eight months of federal deficit spending, that day has finally arrived. I have to confess, while my prediction has proven accurate, I’m still stunned the Fed actually did it.

    In this report I examine the risks that this new path presents, what match(es) may finally ignite the decades-old pile of dry fuel, what the outcomes are likely to be, and what we can and should be doing in preparation.

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    Guest Post: U.S. Dollar Threatened by Fannie & Freddie

    by axelmerk

    Tuesday, September 7, 2010, 3:58 AM

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    by Axel Merk


    This article ran for our enrolled users last week as one in a series from respected guest commentators while Chris was vacationing with his family and working on his new book. Enjoy the fresh perspective.

     Will U.S. policymakers cause another financial catastrophe and destroy the U.S. dollar by focusing on their own short-sighted political interests?  Or will economic reason prevail?  While we wish for the latter, we fear the former is much more likely.  Unless real reform of Fannie Mae and its smaller cousin Freddie Mac (together the Government Sponsored Entities, or GSEs) is implemented, the consequences for all of us may be dire.  Investors may want to take this into consideration when making investment decisions.  Future implications may put downward pressure on the U.S. dollar; investments into more fiscally-stable and prudent countries displaying sound monetary policy may become ever more attractive.

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    The Lost Decade

    by Chris Martenson

    Sunday, January 10, 2010, 6:24 PM

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    Well, now that the returns are in, we can declare this past decade, ‘the Aughts,’ to be a lost decade.  There’s an important story contained in the data from the Aughts, and it exposes the foundations of our current economic crisis.

    Forget about subprime mortgages and regulatory failures; those were merely stage props in a very large theatrical production.  The plot line was the massive accumulation of credit across all sectors of society and an associated failure to save and invest.

    Under the careless watch of Greenspan and then Bernanke, the total amount of debt in the US doubled from $26 trillion at the beginning of 2000 to $52 trillion at the end of 2009.

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    Daily Digest – September 8

    by Davos

    Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 3:25 PM

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    • China to diversify out of U.S. dollars
    • China, Bernanke, And The Price Of Gold (H/T SaxPlayer00o1)
    • And just in case you thought 4pm on Friday means Blue Label on the rocks time for HAL9000, you were wrong … 
    • U.S. Government The New Sub-Prime Lender
    • Peter Schiff (Video on definition of inflation, H/T SpillDenmark)
    • Deflation Interview on FSN WithRobert R. Prechter, Jr.
    • Chart of the Day – Journey Into Deflation (Video)
    • Faltering Construction Loans = More Bad News for Banks
    • A Surge in Homeless Children
    • Gold Wars, Part III: Return of the Gold Standard (PLEASE DON’T READ IF YOU DON’T WANT TO SEE A BIBLICAL QUOTE)
    • Soaring junk bond defaults

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    Daily Digest – September 5

    by Davos

    Saturday, September 5, 2009, 3:12 PM

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    • Peter Schiff (H/T iDoctor, Video)
    • Pete Stark Blows Up Over National Debt (Which He Thinks Is Wealth)
    • Bernanke In A Wig? (Link to comment section on page)
    • Current Market Move Is Third Biggest PE Multiple Expansion Recorded In Shortest Time Ever
    • Dow (Chart)
    • New Record, up 22%: Food Stamp List Soars Past 35 million, USDA
    • Marc Faber: Dollar and Equities (Vide, H/T FamerBrown)
    • Wells’ Imploding Loan Portfolio
    • Foreclosures Good for Catfish Sales!

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    Daily Digest – August 31

    by Davos

    Monday, August 31, 2009, 2:15 PM

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    • Could We Have Another 1987-Like Crash in the Not Too Distant Future?
    • And this is just the beginning. Chairman Ben has yet to be fully unleashed.
    • U.S. Markets Flashing Strong Warning Signals
    • Trained Monkeys for Hire (H/T Investorzzo, Video on page)
    • Dollar Stigma (H/T SaxPlayer00o1)
    • Town Hall Asking About Health Care (Video)
    • Rep. Frank Eyes Fed audit, Emergency Lending Curbs (H/T MachineHead)
    • 90 Day Yields (H/T FamerBrown)

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    Daily Digest – August 3

    by Davos

    Monday, August 3, 2009, 3:02 PM

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    • Financial Sense News Hour Part 3B – Euthanasia Health Care Real Player, WinAmp, Windows Media Mp3 (Audio)
    • 1.6 Trillion Dollar Euthanasia Health Care Plan to Bankrupt the U.S. Fix Medicare
    • From Drudge: Warning: Oil supplies are running out fast
    • Bailout Nation
    • Why Bernanke is in panic mode (H/T Jeff Borsuk)
    • FDIC Report & The Top Secret Plan C
    • Sunday Funnies (A day late – humor)
    • Cash For Clunkers Site: Your Computer is now the property of the US Gov’t? (Fox Video)
    • A conversation with Robert Shiller on Charlie Rose
    • Guns R US
    • Where is the Public Outrage Over Pensions?
    • DECLINE AND FALL OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE
    • The $328,835.00 Taxpayer Funded Photo Album (PDF)
    • Annaly Capital: Sherlock Holmes And The Mystery Of The Green Shoots (White-paper)
    • Alt-A Loans and Pesky Resistant Subprime Loans: The Lingering Mortgage Beast. $1.1 Trillion in Active Toxic Waste Mortgages. PennyMac Ready for Toxic Mortgages. What Happened to the Public-Private Investment Program?

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    Daily Digest – July 23

    by Davos

    Thursday, July 23, 2009, 3:00 PM

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    • The Dollar is Overvalued… But Against What? (Chart)
    • When $3 Trillion Seems Like Small Potatoes (Chart)
    • Suburban Suvilaist, Economic Preparedness (MSNBC Video)
    • Q&A of Fed Reserve Chair Bernanke by Alan Grayson (Video)
    • Morgan Stanley Pays Damages For Precious Metals Fraud
    • Elizabeth Warren on Consumer Financial Product Agency
    • Feldstein: Risk of Double Dip
    • Minsky: Turning Neoclassical Economics On Its Head
    • 180 Degrees Off Target
    • Whalen On Banking (Video on page)
    • CNBC Attempts Assasination on Barofsky (Video, Repost)

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