Tag Archives: interest

  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 6/6 – Health Insurance Companies Put In For 2019 Rate Hikes, Consumer Debt Outlook

    by saxplayer00o1

    Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 12:23 PM

    • Health insurance companies put in requests for rate hikes for 2019 (New York)
    • Homeless services face cuts as Monterey County deals faces $36.5m gap
    • A Template for Fixing America’s Public Pensions
    • Pool of sub-zero euro debt yields shrinks further in May after Italy selloff
    • Consumer Debt Outlook – May 2018 (Lendingtree)
    • Argentina inflation rising, growth outlook lower -analysts
    • ECB cut back buying of Italian bonds in May, drawing Rome’s ire
    • How legalized pot is affecting employee drug tests
    • More than half of US housing markets were overvalued in April
    • Miles Franklin: Is Japan Going To Walk Away From The U.S. Debt Auction Too?
    • German Healthcare Deficit 300% Greater than Expected Due to Refugees
    • California Water Law Could Prevent Showering, Doing Laundry on Same Day

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  • Podcast

    Lacy Hunt: The World Economy’s Terminal Case of Debt Sclerosis

    In danger of dying from too much debt
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, August 24, 2014, 3:54 PM


    Never before has the developed world carried this much debt. Never before have the central banks of those same countries expanded their balance sheets so much. Never before has so much sovereign debt been outright monetized. Never before have major financial institutions been officially designated as “too big to fail” and thereby been granted special license to assume gigantic risks.

    Dr. Lacy Hunt, economist and current executive vice president of Hoisington Investment Management Company, expects the macroeconomic situation to get worse from here:

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  • Blog
    Peak Prosperity

    Money Creation: The Fed – Crash Course Chapter 8

    Creating money out of thin air since 1913...
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, August 9, 2014, 12:49 AM


    Chapter 8 of the Crash Course is now publicly available and ready for watching below.

    As a follow-on to the two previous chapters — one explaining the nature of fiat money, the other showing how money is loaned into existence through our fractional reserve banking system — this week’s video details the Fed’s near-magical ability to create money out of thin air (literally!).

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  • Insider
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    The Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing

    Why your bread is going to cost more
    by Chris Martenson

    Saturday, January 5, 2013, 2:17 AM


    The title of this piece is The Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing.  The subtitle is Why Your Bread Is Going to Cost More.  I connect these two in reflecting on my recent podcast with David Collum, in which he stated that our money has no value and that this fact is distorting everything.

    What he meant was, if you take your money to the bank to deposit it, the bank offers no interest on that money, implying that money has no value to them.  If they valued it or had a legitimate use for it, they would offer you something for its use.  Obviously, money doesn't have zero value to the banks; they can place it on deposit with the Fed for 0.25% yearly interest.  But by any historical measure, money has no value right now.

    That's just what happens when any commodity – which money happens to be – becomes too abundant.  It drops in price.  What 0% rates on money tell us is that there's just an enormous amount of it sloshing around – and that, my dear friends, distorts everything else.

    As I have said many times, when you misprice money itself, everything else becomes mispriced, too. 

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest – December 7

    by DailyDigest

    Monday, December 7, 2009, 4:06 PM

    • Ethics Rules For Congress Have Glaring Loopholes
    • Stock Rally– Rest Or Recharge?
    • Get Ready For The Dubai Shockwave
    • Requiem For The Dollar
    • The “Too Big To Fail” Debate
    • Selling The Kitchen Sink To Try And Save The Roof
    • BIS Sounding The Alarm About Low Interest Rates
    • The New Gold
    • Jobless Professionals Desperate For Holiday Work
    • Quarter Of Workforce Could Could End Up Becoming Temps
    • China Turns To Madison Ave For An Image Makeover
    • Will Big Business Save The Earth?

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest – May 30

    by Davos

    Saturday, May 30, 2009, 3:11 PM

    • Goldman Sachs Principal Transactions Update: Collapse In Agency Program Trading Volume
    • Daylight come and me wanna go home
    • Assorted Housing Charts
    • Flat Liner
    • Existing Home Sales (NSA Chart from The Big Picture Blog)
    • No EconomPic Needed to Explain this Greed
    • Bill Clinton: I Should Have Raised More Hell About Derivatives Being Unregulated
    • Kremlin Launches ‘School of Bloggers’
    • A new whittle
    • Is Obama Playing God With the American Electric Car?
    • Kazakhstan Bank Credit Event Number 3: JSC Astana
    • Dylan Ratigan (Video, H/T iDoctor)
    • EXCLUSIVE: Dylan Ratigan Reveals Why He Left CNBC
    • New Investor Worry: Treasury Selloff Spiking Interest Rates

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