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    Ukraine: A Perspective from Europe

    The West's power & influence is on the wane
    by Alasdair Macleod

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 3:54 PM

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    It is still a mystery to many historians as to how and why this World War I led to the slaughter of nine million people. But analysis of different parties to the original event, pursuing their own vested interests without a grasp of the bigger picture, certainly rings true of the Ukrainian situation today with regards to the West, embodied in a disparate committee called NATO. The similarity with the chaotic diplomacy that led to WW1 stops there: Russia under Vladimir Putin’s leadership appears to have a good grasp of its objective.

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    Off the Cuff: A European Perspective On The Conflict With Russia

    Playing with fire
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, August 1, 2014, 2:55 PM

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

    • Europe's Quizzical Acquiescence
      • Acting like the junior partner to the US agenda
    • The Significance of Russian Energy
      • Europe has no real Plan B if Putin turns off the gas
    • The Role of Gold
      • Russia has been dramatically increasing its gold reserves. To what end?
    • The Vulnerability of the Global Economy To Russian Hardball
      • Russian defaults would ripple through the banking system
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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

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    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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    The European Neutron Bomb Has Dropped

    Central banks have gone insane!
    by Chris Martenson

    Thursday, June 5, 2014, 3:25 PM

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    For anybody drinking the economic recovery Kool-Aid, today's historically unprecedented experiment by the European Central Bank (ECB) to impose negative bank interest rates should be like a bitter squeeze of fresh lemon on the tongue.

    If things are so rosy then why exactly are such desperate measures necessary?

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    Steen Jakobsen: Expect A 30% Stock Market Correction in 2014

    Presaging economic lows in Q1/Q2 2015
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, June 1, 2014, 9:25 PM

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    This week, Chris talks with Steen Jakobsen, Chief Investment Officer of Saxo Bank. We wanted to see through the eyes of a professional economist, which Steen kindly allowed us to do.

    Steen agrees that central banks have largely failed in their misguided attempts to boost growth via trickle-down programs. Pretty much all the benefits of the recent years of money printing have gone to the upper echelons, with the true engines of growth and jobs — small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) — getting very little.

    As a result, financial asset prices have been driven up too high, which Steen anticipates will correct at some point in 2014; likely by 30% or so.

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    Off the Cuff: The Biggest Bubble

    a.k.a.: Life as we now know it
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, May 30, 2014, 3:31 AM

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

    • The Beginning of the End of the Eurozone?
      • The disgruntled citizenry is voting its mind
    • Mal-investment Everywhere
      • But the bond market is likely to crack first
    • No Exit
      • After 5+ years, the Fed is as stuck as ever
    • The Biggest Bubble
      • A.k.a: Life as we know it
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    Off the Cuff: Europe Is A “Train Crash In The Making”

    The risks have only grown much worse since 2008
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, May 23, 2014, 4:57 PM

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

    • The Insane UK Housing Bubble
      • Courtesy of central bank-driven low rates & hot money
    • EU Banks Are As Vulnerable As Ever
      • None of the issues from 2008 have been resolved
    • The Coming EU Energy Drought
      • Worsened by Russia's new gas deal with China
    • The Lack of Churchills
      • Strong leaders are needed, but nowhere in sight
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    Warning: Ukraine Is At A Flashpoint

    The stability between Russia & the West is failing
    by Chris Martenson

    Sunday, May 4, 2014, 5:16 AM

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    Regrettably I am very close to issuing an official Alert over the situation in Ukraine.  The situation has continued to both escalate and deteriorate and more than 50 people died on Friday, May 2 in violence in Odessa and other eastern cities in Ukraine.  Relations between Russia and the US are finding new lows while China and Russia grow closer. 

    For those living in Europe who are exposed to the possible fallout that would result from the loss of supplies of Russian energy, the time to begin your preparations is right now.

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    US Gas Will Never Replace Russian Gas For Europe

    Economically & energetically implausible
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, April 18, 2014, 8:10 PM

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    Recent entreaties by various US politicians to help wean Europe off of Russian gas are simply preposterous.  The numbers don't add up, and they never will.

    Let's begin with the facts:

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    The Stock Market’s Shaky Foundation

    Crumbling fundamentals in both the short term & long
    by Chris Martenson

    Thursday, February 27, 2014, 12:21 AM

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    According to the stock markets in the US and in Europe, the world’s economy is not just in good shape, but is in the best shape it’s ever been

    The S&P 500 hit an intraday new record high of 1858.71 on Feb 24, 2014, and is now 18.6% above the peak it hit in 2007, a moment everybody now recognizes was heavily overvalued.

    A nearly 19% gain above the prior all time high is an enormous and unusual event.  Surely there must be an equally compelling story and loads of fundamental data to support such a bull market?

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