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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 4/10 – Americans Skipping Meds To Save Money, Italians’ Spending Power Crumbles

    by saxplayer00o1

    Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 3:14 PM

    • Blue Angels Grounded by Budget Cuts for Rest of 2013
    • Cyprus Faces Risk of Payments Freeeze, Budget Shortfall Looms
    • Arizona gold bill moving forward
    • Five million households in debt to energy firms
    • Fitch Cuts China Yuan Debt Rating on Local Government Borrowing
    • French economy stalls as budget deficit grows
    • Stately Detroit Homes Rot As Appraisals Stall Sales
    • US homeless numbers expected to rise as spending cuts deepen
    • Italians' spending power crumbles in recession
    • Bass Says Japan Bondholders’ Reaction to Stimulus Telling
    • Interest on government student loans set to double this summer
    • Americans Skipping Prescription Meds To Save Money

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 3/10 – Austerity Still Not Working, What If Women Ruled The World?

    by DailyDigest

    Sunday, March 10, 2013, 2:37 PM

    • Elizabeth Warren: What Level of Criminality Will It Take to Shut Down a Bank, (Mr. President)?
    • Viewpoint: What if women ruled the world?
    • Max Keiser on Bitcoin Currency | Interview with Max Keiser
    • Gold Price “Weakness” Explained By The Ongoing Currency War
    • Austerity: Still Not Working
    • ‘Everyone’s a bit lost’: Carmakers think outside the box as electric dreams shatter
    • Tiny German village a model in country's energy revolution
    • Gardening Link Bomb
    • Invasive species hitchhiking to west coast on tsunami debris

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  • Podcast

    Janet Tavakoli: Understanding Derivatives and Their Risks

    Abuse is the problem
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, September 15, 2012, 3:48 PM



    Global financial markets are awash in hundreds of trillions of dollars worth of derivatives. By some estimates, the total amount exceeds one quadrillion.

    Derivatives played a central role in the 2008 credit crisis, as they had a brutal multiplying effect on the magnitude of the carnage. As a bad asset was written down, oftentimes there were derivative contracts written against it that resulted in total losses 10x greater than the initial write-down.

    But what exactly are derivatives? How do they work?

    And have we learned to treat these "weapons of mass financial destruction" (as Warren Buffet colorfully coined them) any more carefully in the aftermath of the global financial crisis?

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest – July 30

    by Davos

    Thursday, July 30, 2009, 2:40 PM

    • $235,000,000,000.00 Primary Dealers buying. Where is the money coming from?
    • 5 Year Bond Auction Fails
    • Notes on the Dollar….
    • Another Piece of the Money Trail (TIC Data – White Paper on Page)
    • Weak Treasury Sales Raise Worries About U.S. Debt Burden
    • Option Arms
    • Schumer Letter To Mary Shapiro (White paper)
    • IMF-Latvia deal foundering
    • Groundhog Day
    • Bank "Making" Money and Cutting 10% of it’s Branches
    • US, China have pointed questions in private
    • Jim Rogers on TV Investment Advice (Video, Repost)
    • Gold Coast CRE Meltdown Visualized (Slides)
    • The "Jobless Recovery’s" Impact on the Hotel Industry (Video)
    • Argentina (Video, H/T JAG)

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  • Blog

    Mysterious Actions in the Bond Market

    by Chris Martenson

    Monday, June 1, 2009, 7:06 PM


    Once again, I’d like to share a post from this week’s "In Session" forum area.


    Welcome to June, and welcome to this week’s edition of "In Session."  As always, if you have anything left over from last week that you’d like to discuss this week, copy it on over or post a link back and we’ll see about getting to it.

    This week, I am still tuned into some confusing cross-currents in the world of bonds, specifically US Treasuries, that I do not yet understand.

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest – Feb 13

    by Davos

    Friday, February 13, 2009, 2:23 AM

    • Comedy (Video)
    • Economist, Rivlin, Marron, Rogogg and Krugman, Kicking the can down the road? (Video, don’t miss the 7:00 – on point and Part II)
    • Primary Bond Market Flow Chart
    • Fed in Talks to Add Primary Dealers as Sales Surge
    • Home Prices in U.S. Slid 12% in Fourth Quarter, Most on Record
    • Greenspan Says He Was Mystified by Subprime Market
    • New Bailout Plan, Paying The Neighbor’s Mortgage, Rallies Market
    • Stimulus plan compromise
    • Will the stimulus actually stimulate? Economists say no
    • More…

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  • Blog

    New Podcast Ready for Subscribers

    by Chris Martenson

    Sunday, January 11, 2009, 1:12 PM


    The next podcast is up and ready for subscribers.  This second podcast went better than the first from a production standpoint, although I already have a raft of ideas for how to improve the third.

    In this one, Becca Martenson joins me as the co-host.

    As always, keep your questions coming!  They are the best part.


    In this podcast entitled The Last Great Bubble, Chris discusses market activity for the past week,  employment and unemployment data, and the possibility of another great bubble in bonds hiding in plain sight before addressing subscriber questions.

    If a last great bubble lurks in our near future,  then an enormous advantage exists for those that can either step aside or take temporary advantage of its bursting.

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