Tag Archives: Euro

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    Off the Cuff: Market Mayhem

    After the recent carnage, what's next?
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, October 17, 2014, 1:12 AM


    In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and Alasdair MacLeod discuss:

    • The Market Meltdown
      • What the heck just happened?
    • The Next Round of Bailouts
      • If you hate the problem, wait till you see the solutions
    • Gold
      • Ready for a return to the limelight?
    • Ebola
      • Is the media selling us too much fear?
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    Why The Dollar Is Gaining Strength

    Warning us of another impending financial crisis?
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 12:30 AM


    Recently, the US dollar has gained at lot of territory compared to the yen, pound, euro, ruble, and pretty much every other currency you can think of. The dollar is now at a 14-month high and has been on a real tear.

    The reasons why are not that hard to understand, and it's important that we do.

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    Alasdair Macleod: All You Need To Know About Negative Interest Rates

    The implications of the ECB's radical decision
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, June 9, 2014, 2:14 AM


    On Thursday, the European Central Bank (ECB) took the historically unprecedented step of lowering certain of its interest rates below 0%. In a report to our premium subscribers immediately following the announcement, Chris likened the move to the policy equivalent of dropping a neutron bomb.

    In the days following, despite the ECB attempting to clarify its stance further, many questions still linger; most notably: What exactly will the implications of this negative interest rate (NIRP) policy be?


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    Daily Digest 7/31 – India At Watershed, Detroit Has Bigger Problems Than Bankruptcy

    by saxplayer00o1

    Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 4:01 PM

    • Shipbuilders' losses seen widening
    • Bank of Cyprus deposits raid boosts finances
    • Greece sells state lotteries, clears way for OPAP sale
    • UK Losing Fight Against E-Crime Amid Budget Cuts, Parliamentary Committee Warn
    • Amid bankruptcy, Detroit has a bigger problem
    • Growing copper theft 'like an epidemic' sweeping US
    • India at a watershed as it confronts the spectre of stagflation
    • India central bank pat on rates, cuts growth view
    • African Barrick Writes Down Mines, Cuts Costs After Gold Tumbles
    • Court ruling allows Flint to start collecting on retiree cuts
    • Miami Springs counting on red-light camera revenue in face of deficit

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    Alasdair Macleod: Europe is a Hot Mess

    Its banks are the weak point in the global financial system
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, July 28, 2013, 2:42 PM


    It's almost August, the month everyone in Europe takes off on holiday to forget their troubles. This year may be different, though, as not only can many not afford a vacation, but Europe's troubles loom so large that forgetting them won't be easy…

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    Europe’s Precarious Banks Will Determine the Future

    Ticking time bombs
    by Alasdair Macleod

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 9:09 PM


    Crying Wolf?

    It is easy to get the impression that the naysayers are wrong about Europe. After all of the predictions of Armageddon, ten-year government bond yields for Spain and Italy fell to the 4% level, France (which is retreating into old-fashioned socialism) was able to borrow at about 2%, and one of the best-performing bond investments has been until recently – wait for it – Greek government bonds! Admittedly, bond yields have risen from those lows, but so have they everywhere. It is clear, when one stands back from all the usual euro-rhetoric, that, as a threat to the global financial system, it is a case of "panic over."

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 6/5 – Portugal ‘Should Leave Euro’, Beef Prices At Record High

    by saxplayer00o1

    Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 1:39 PM

    • EPA: The United States needs $384 billion in drinking-water infrastructure improvements
    • Argentina May Tax Revenue Rises 27.4% on Year to ARS77.8 Billion
    • Portugal 'should leave euro': best-selling economist
    • Portugal's biggest unions band together for general strike
    • Italian businessmen drop trousers to protest hounding by taxman
    • Many Probationers Go Unsupervised Because of Budget Cuts
    • Cost cutting: Spain's national police buy own bullet-proof vests
    • Chicago Public Schools new pension headache
    • Illinois Losing Rally as State Fails to Fix Pension: Muni Credit
    • China gold imports to keep growing after hitting record high
    • Disney hikes some park prices to over $90
    • Beef Prices Hitting Record High for Summer
    • Gold Imports by India Seen Falling as Central Bank Widens Curbs
    • State of Florida to increase yellow light minimums following 10 News Investigation into red-light camera intersections

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    Daily Digest 5/29 – BOJ Has Room For More Stimulus, Spain’s ‘Lost Generation’

    by saxplayer00o1

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 2:46 PM

    • Spain's 'Lost Generation': Youth Unemployment Hits 57 Percent
    • Euro shares edge higher after ECB stimulus vow
    • Senior citizens struggle with mounting debt
    • Student debt crisis: 'it's like carrying a backpack filled with bricks'
    • Pension liabilities worry city bond-rating agency
    • Next NYC Mayor facing $7.8B fiscal cliff from unions who haven't received a raise in years
    • BoJ boss puts faith in Japan's 'resilience'
    • Euro leaders unite to tackle soaring youth unemployment rates
    • D.C. speed light cameras bring in millions for the District
    • BOJ has room for more stimulus, top Abe adviser says

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    Daily Digest 4/19 – Chevron Defies CA Carbon Emissions, Why Boston’s Hospitals Were Ready

    by DailyDigest

    Friday, April 19, 2013, 2:26 PM

    • Expert: HFT Has Gamed the System – There’s No Room for Traders Anymore
    • Score: Banksters Two, Gold & Silver Zero 
    • Why Boston’s Hospitals Were Ready
    • U.S. banks issue mortgage rebate cheques that bounced
    • Full List of Bankers at White House Meeting Thursday
    • The Euro Legacy: In Greece, Children Pick Through Trash Cans For Food
    • Spain's Recession Forces Breeders To Send 70,000 Purebred Horses To Slaughterhouse in 2012
    • The Biomass Power Plant that Runs on Single Malt Whiskey
    • Engineers use brain cells to power smart grid
    • Chevron Defies California On Carbon Emissions
    • Fascinating Account Of Two Families Living Off The Grid For Two Decades

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    Daily Digest 4/3 – Cypriots Cast Blame, Euro Unemployment At 12%

    by saxplayer00o1

    Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 2:49 PM

    • Greek recapitalisation delay predicted
    • IMF Urges Denmark to Drop Risky Mortgages as Losses Loom
    • US Army accumulates $900 million in useless, obsolete parts
    • Cypriots Cast Blame as Meltdown Probe Begins
    • Euro area unemployment at record 12%
    • States Propose Crackdowns On Copper Theft
    • Some want global cop to stop currency meddling
    • Bank of Japan governor says all available means will be used to beat deflation
    • Detroit taxes high, but spending is higher – study
    • Greece Jobless Figure: Youth Employment At 58%
    • Traffic Cameras Draw More Scrutiny by States

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