Tag Archives: interest rates

  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: Why The Government Allows Corporate Rackets

    There's just too much money in play
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, September 28, 2018, 12:20 AM

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    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Charles Hugh Smith discuss:

    • The Impact Of Natural Disasters
      • There are always surprise ramifications
    • Unequal Oversight
      • Corporations skate free while individuals get nailed
    • Why The Government Allows Corporate Rackets
      • There's just too much money in play
    • Where Is The Tipping Point?
      • When does the abused populace say "No more!"

    The government is not famous for its efficiency, or for its fairness. In many cases, that's intentional — particularly when you look at the incentives in play. Charles explains why our crony capitalist system is allowed, and even protected from enforcement: it's simply too cheap for corporations to influence government policy, regulation and oversight.

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    Daily Digest 5/1 – WH Delays Tariffs, Debt And Delusions

    by DailyDigest

    Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 2:48 PM

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    • White House delays tariffs on EU, Canada and Mexico
    • ‘Forget the Facebook leak’: China is mining data directly from workers’ brains on an industrial scale
    • Trump says nixing Iran nuclear deal would not hurt North Korea talks
    • The Surprisingly Solid Mathematical Case of the Tin Foil Hat Gun Prepper
    • Debt and Delusions – Part Two
    • Researchers are keeping pig brains alive outside the body
    • Major Airlines Expect Oil Prices To Rise
    • Pesticide linked to cancer is in nearly every US food: report

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    Daily Digest 2/27 – Supreme Court Clashes Over Union Fees, How Much Money Do People Need To Be Happy?

    by DailyDigest

    Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 3:47 PM

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    • You Can Never Change Your Life Through Willpower. Here’s What Actually Works.
    • Supreme Court won't hear Trump bid to end DACA program
    • U.S. Supreme Court Justices Clash Over Mandatory Union Fees
    • The gun debate in Congress: From concealed-carry to the assault weapons ban
    • We May Soon Be Living In Alexa's World
    • An influential group of doctors says all teens should get screened for depression — here are some of the questions they ask
    • How much money do people need to be happy?
    • Venezuelan Oil Production Could Further Collapse On New U.S. Sanctions

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    Daily Digest 2/24 – 1 In 5 Americans Have More CC Debt Than Savings, California’s Recurring Nightmare

    by DailyDigest

    Saturday, February 24, 2018, 6:16 PM

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    • 1 in 5 Americans have more credit-card debt than savings
    • Silver: 2018 and Beyond
    • Four Ex-Deutsche Bank Traders Evade U.K. Euribor Case
    • Me, rich? Here’s what Palo Altans think about themselves
    • Venezuela's New Cryptocurrency: Just Another Form of Control Fraud
    • What's Actually Behind Cape Town's Water Crisis
    • California’s Recurring Nightmare: Nearly Half the State is Back in Drought
    • If Climage Change Wrecks Your City, Can It Sue Exxon?

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    Off The Cuff: Are We About To See Taper Tantrum 2.0?

    The Fed wants to tighten. Will markets stand for it?
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, December 14, 2017, 5:16 AM

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    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Axel Merk discuss:

    • Taper Tantrum 2.0?
      • The Fed wants to tighten. But can it?
    • Bad Balance Sheets
      • Can central banks simply hold their bad assets forever?
    • The Flattening Yield Curve
      • A classic signal of approaching recession
    • Bitcoin
      • Trying to make sense of the recent run-up

    Recorded before today's FMOC announcement, Chris and Axel discuss the next moves of the central banks, who's intervention and collusion have driven markets more than any other factor over the past decade. Most people don't realize that monthly liquidity injections are currentlyat their highest ever since QE began.

    Now that the Fed is talking seriously about tightening — can it? Or will the markets revert to throwing a tantrum as the global liquidity spigots begin to reduce their flow?

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  • Podcast

    Doug Noland: There Will Be No Way Out When This Market Bubble Bursts

    Financial assets will become toxic to hold
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, December 11, 2017, 7:07 PM

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    This week Doug Noland joins the podcast to discuss what he refers to as the "granddaddy of all bubbles".

    He certainly shares our views that prices in nearly every financial asset class have become remarkably distorted due to central bank intervention, first with Greenspan's actions to backstop the markets in the late-1980's, and more recently (and more egregiously) with the combined central banking cartel's massive and sustained liquidity injections in the years following the Great Financial Crisis.

    All of which has blown the biggest inter-connected set of asset price bubbles the world has ever seen. Noland foresees tremendous losses as inevitable, as the central banks lose control of the monstrosity they have created:

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  • Podcast

    Richard Sylla: This Is An Inherently Dangerous Moment In History

    Low interest rates are causing distortions & mis-allocations
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, August 7, 2017, 6:42 PM

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    "The rates we’ve had in recent years, including right now, are the lowest in history. The book that I co-authored on the history of interest rates traces back to the code of Hammurabi, Babylonian civilization, Greek and Roman civilization, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and early modern history right up to the present. And I can assure our listeners that the rates that they’re experiencing right now are the lowest in human history."

    So says Richard Sylla, Professor Emeritus of Economics and the Former Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets at New York University's Stern School of Business. He is also co-author of the book A History Of Interest Rates

    We invited Professor Sylla onto the podcast after hearing his work favorably referenced by the panel convened at the recent hearing held by the US Congress titled: “The Federal Reserve’s Impact on Main Street, Retirees and Savings.”

    Based on his deep study across the scope of millennia of human history, Sylla warns we are at a dangerous moment in time.

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  • Podcast

    Alex J. Pollock: Insights From The Recent Congressional Hearing On The Fed

    Finally, some lawmakers are becoming concerned
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, July 24, 2017, 6:43 PM

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    On June 28th 2017, the United States Congress held a hearing titled: “The Federal Reserve’s Impact on Main Street, Retirees and Savings.” If you haven't watched it yet, we highly recommend doing so.

    Joining us for today's podcast is Alex J. Pollock, one of the experts who participated on that Congressional panel. In this discussion, he details out his assessments of the Fed's major transgressions against the interests of the general public. But perhaps more interestingly, he shares his observations from the hearing and how it struck him that many of the members of Congress that convened it appear to be growing increasingly concerned about the Fed's lack of accountability, as well as its potential fallibility.

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  • Blog

    What To Do With Your Cash?

    Is it folly to hold cash right now? Or brilliant?
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, July 22, 2017, 4:19 AM

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    Have you moved a material percentage of your financial portfolio to cash? Have you become so concerned about the meteoric ramp upwards in asset prices that you find it wiser instead to move to the sidelines, build "dry powder", and wait to re-enter the markets at saner valuations?

    If so, you have my sympathies.

    The past 5+ years have been brutal for savers pursuing this strategy. I know this well, as I'm one of those folks, too.

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