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Imagine if Greece and Lehman had a love child… it would be named Germany

Just like in 2008, the mainstream business media is downplaying the Deutsche Bank crisis as if it were some minor bank problem simply waiting on a government bailout.  But in a new piece of news that came across the wire earlier today, DB is not the only financial institution in trouble within the German banking system, and is setting up the Eurozone's largest economy to have to look towards the ECB and IMF ...

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Y2K redux, or are people fleeing to the wilderness to just get away from an eroding society

At the height of the Y2K scare two decades ago fringe leaders, including many church Pastors, were calling for the end of the world or in some cases the time when the Anti-Christ was coming onto the scene to usher in the new world order. But following a terror attack on American soil, the introduction of the surveillance state, an economic collapse, and trust in society as a whole at perhaps its lowest poin ...

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As the stock markets get pumped to all-time highs, trust in the overall economy sinks to multi-year lows

Any investor with two brain cells knows that the recent jump in equities has nothing to do with a fundamental or technical change in the value of companies, but in central banks buying stocks to keep deceiving the public that the economy is doing well.  And despite all the hoopla of markets soaring to record new all-time highs in just six trading days at the beginning of July, the newest Gallup Poll on econ ...

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Quarterly sales of silver Canadian Maple Leafs hit new record

Investors of precious metals can thank the Fed's jawboning, and the bullion bank's manipulation of both gold and silver, to allow for perhaps the greatest bargain ever in a discounted price measured for inflation.  And because of this, the Canadian Mint reported on June 7 that more silver Maple Leaf coins were sold in the first quarter than at any time in their history. Sales of Canadian bullion hit a new r ...

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German banking association recommending banks stockpile cash for loans to stimulate economy

On March 4, the Bavarian Banking Association recommended to its member banks that they take out all their deposits being held with the European Central Bank (ECB) and stockpile the cash for use as loans in order to stimulate the economy.  This recommendation comes as the ECB prepares for negative interest rates, and the charging of interest to banks under their authority for sequestering cash in their facil ...

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Former Wall Street insider and head of the OMB calls out bank ceo’s as liars and untrustworthy

Almost eight years ago, the former CEO of Bear Stearns appeared on CNBC to say that they were fully capitalized, and had $26 billion in liquidity.  Three days later, the 85 year old institution was gone forever. Subsequently, other long-standing banks would also fail during that tumultuous year, with executives and business news analysts lying to investors who lost everything by not getting out while their ...

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Peter Schiff: Recession and NIRP in the cards for U.S. before November election

What should make everyone feel differently this time about the state of the economy is how custom and tradition were thrown out the window back in December when the Federal Reserve intervened in the financial system within 12 months of a presidential election.  These actions are almost unheard of because the central bank always feared being labeled a political entity since their moves would in the end benef ...

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The last time the Fed raised rates, credit markets collapsed and the economy went into recession

As the entire global economy waits with baited breath for the Federal Reserve's rate announcement in a few hours, analysts are looking backward to what occurred in 2006 when the central bank last raised rates.  And interesting enough, the results were not good for anyone. Greenspan used rate hikes between 2004 until June of 2006 to qualify his 'irrational exuberance' mantra as the housing bubble would reach ...

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Corporate borrowing and stock buybacks reach the point of diminishing returns

Over the past two years, corporations in the U.S. have been manipulating their EPS (Earnings per share) by focusing on the number of share's side of the equation, rather than increasing sales and revenue.  And while the new normal on Wall Street has been to exceed analyst's estimated earnings per share, more often than not they have failed in beating Wall Street's quarterly forecasts for overall earnings. H ...

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RED ALERT! A Major Attack That Will Annihilate the USA Is Announced

Hardcore Confirmation ‚Äď A Major Attack That Will Annihilate the USA Is Announced and It Could Happen At Any Given Moment! USA Prepares For the Worst! (Videos) Suspected for years of plotting to dismantle the U.S. electric grid, American officials have confirmed that Iranian military brass have endorsed a nuclear electromagnetic pulse explosion that would attack the country‚Äôs power system. American defense e ...

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Black Monday: No matter the spin, markets built on Fed policy instead of economy

In the past we have written about, and shown the charts of what has happened in the stock markets since 2008 after the Fed began their policies of near zero interest rates, and massive quantitative easing.  In fact, it was a case of simple analysis to realize that the rise and fall of the equity markets over the past seven years have been intrinsically tied to infusions of new money printing, where stocks a ...

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Death of the American Dream: Home ownership falls to lowest level in nearly 50 years

When it comes to both the government and the Federal Reserve, trusting any program to either of these agencies is a sure fire way to destroy an industry.  And just as former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan helped create the housing bubble that burst confidence in home ownership, the latter two central bank heads have finally killed it entirely. On July 27, the U.S. Census issued its most recent home ownership d ...

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