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Convicted hacker to open new hedge fund to bring down U.S. banks

Back in 2005, the Discovery Channel aired a television series called, 'It takes a Thief', where a former burglar would break into the residences of average homes, then show them on video just how vulnerable their security systems and processes were.  This axiom of, 'it takes one to know one' philosophy is being put to the test as a newly freed former hacker is seeking to create a hedge fund with the sole pu ...

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$100 Trillion: World floats on a sea of debt

On March 9, the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) released its quarterly report and found that for the first time ever, global debt has reached $100 trillion, with 40% of that debt coming in just the past five years. Total global debt has exploded by 40% in just 6 short years from  2007 to 2013, from "only" $70 trillion to over $100 trillion as of mid-2013, according to the BIS' just-released quarterl ...

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Russian threat of dumping dollar could lead to $16 trillion collapse of economy

Talking heads and pundits will tell you that Russia's threat to sell their U.S. dollar reserves and confiscate assets should America or Europe choose to impose economic sanctions is not that big of a deal.  However, the corporate media misses one vital piece of information, and that is the possibility that should Russia begin dumping their treasuries en masse in the open market, then it could trigger an imm ...

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Major banks finally admitting the dollar is in trouble

On Feb. 16, a Bank of America analyst announced that the global economy is giving out clear warning signs that the dollar is entering into serious trouble, which adds more credence to John Williams recent assertion that 2014 will be the year of a dollar panic. Global financial and commodity markets are warning that the US Dollar is in for a bout of trouble, warns BofAML's Macneil Curry. Across asset classes ...

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Millionaire Harvard economist pulls money out of bank from fear of Fed policy

There is an old axiom in the world of stock markets, which is, you cannot catch a falling knife.  This analogy refers to the fact that when a stock or entire market begins to sell off, it is usually the insiders and big fish who are able to get their money out by making the first moves, while everyone else attempts to sell with few buyers and in the end, lose their shirts. It is the same way in banking, whe ...

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Wall Street adviser suggests guns and ammo needed for financial apocalypse

One day before the Christmas holiday, a well respected Wall Street adviser provided some interesting suggestions to a group of investors wondering about economic turmoil in the coming days.  In a memo as part of a series titled, Potential for a Financial Apocalypse, financial adviser and Forbes contributor David John Marotta suggested that in any list of items people should have ready in case of a financial ...

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