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The Blessing Of Cash (And Why Central Bankers Hate It So Much)

Submitted by Joseph Salerno via, Starting today, the Royal Bank of Scotland will become the first bank in the U.K. to impose a negative interest rate on depositors. The negative rate will apply only to corporate customers, including mutual fund managers and pension funds, holding deposits of certain foreign currencies including euros. Show More Summary

Is Google Censoring Search Results To Protect Hillary?

Just yesterday, we noted how the media coverage of Clinton and Trump's health has become "outright bizarre" (see "American Electorate Loses As Partisan Media Coverage Of Candidate Health Turns Outright Bizarre"). In that post, we pointed...Show More Summary

Confidence In The Fed Is Sinking Fast

Submitted by Michael Shedlock via, Once-revered central bank heads failed to foresee the housing bubble and the great financial crisis that followed. As a result, faith in the Fed has plunged. People had high confidence in Alan Greenspan for much of his tenure, but that confidence tailed off towards the end. Show More Summary

Nigel Farage: "Trump Is The New Reagan"

A few days after wowing thousands of Republicans at a rally in Jackson, Mississippi, "Mr. Brexit" Nigel Farage, penned a letter (presented below) to the Daily Mail describing Trump as the "new Ronald Reagan." Even though he stopped short...Show More Summary

Pensions, Oy Vey

By Chris at Years ago it seemed that when you hit 65 you'd retire, receive a gold watch, and proceed to spend your pension money on a rocking chair and pot plants. Ten years later you'd be in a box and, since pot plants are cheap, the cost of keeping you alive wasn't prohibitive. Not anymore. Show More Summary

Dutch Central Bank Refuses To Publish Gold Bar List For Dubious Reasons

My hunt for the gold bar list of the Dutch official gold reserves started in 2015. On September 26 of that year I visited a conference in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, called Reinvent Money. One of the speakers was Jacob De Haan from the...Show More Summary

Al Qaeda In Syria Changed Its Name And Now The US Is Arming Them

Submitted by Dan Wright via, Though many scoffed when the Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, Jabhat Al-Nusra, rebranded itself Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham, that cosmetic change was apparently enough to convince the US government to...Show More Summary

Jackson Hole Post-Mortem: "It May Take A Massive Program, Large Enough To Shock Taxpayers"

On Saturday, the 2016 edition of the Fed's Jackson Hole two-day symposium came to an end, and as many expected, following long bouts of rhetoric, circular statements and hollow bluster, much of it contradictory, both the participants...Show More Summary

The Script: Ocwen Lawyer Spoon-Fed Foreclosure Questions and Answers to Robo-Witnesses

"My conclusion is that it's pretty clear—from what she's saying and the document that she attaches—that they've been doing what I've been saying they were doing all along: telling clients want to say. These are listed out for the attorneys to ask the witness, and the answers that the witness needs to give are right there. Show More Summary

German Economy Minister: "TTIP Talks Have Failed"

In the latest blow for Obama's global trade agenda, German Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said that free trade talks between the European Union and the United States have failed, citing a lack of progress on any of the major sections of the long-running negotiations. Show More Summary

Central Banks Double Down on the Mistakes of 2008... Creating the Greatest Bubble in Financial History

The common consensus in the financial community today is that the Fed and other Central Banks have somehow managed to end the business cycle. The result of this is that we’ve entered a period of sustained growth (albeit low growth) that...Show More Summary

Trump Closing Gap With Hillary In Latest Reuters Poll: This Is How He Could Win

Reuters has had some questionable problems with its data in the past like their decision to "tweak" their polling methodology when Trump took his first inexplicable lead over Hillary back in July (see our post entitled "Hillary Lead Over Trump Surges After Reuters "Tweaks" Poll"). Show More Summary

Why Russia Won't Collapse

In a column earlier this year when the oil price was falling through the $30-level, quite a few people thought that Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and Russia would crumble. The Saudi’s are still standing, Venezuela is almost falling off a cliff...Show More Summary

Negative Rates and Cash Bans: The Chaos Continues at Jackson Hole

From: Negative rates should be integral part of central bank policy options … Central banks should make negative interest rates a fully integrated part of monetary policy in order to respond effectively to future recessions, according to an academic paper presented on Friday to some of the world’s top central bankers. Show More Summary

Paul Craig Roberts Warns: US Is "A Dead Nation Walking"

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, Here is an excerpt from an informative article by Dmitry Orlov: A whiff of World War III hangs in the air. In the US, Cold War 2.0 is on, and the anti-Russian rhetoric emanating from the Clinton campaign, echoed by the mass media, hearkens back to McCarthyism and the red scare. Show More Summary

FatLivesMatter - The 'Discriminatory' Costs Of Obesity

The obesity epidemic in the United States continues to spread; and while the consequences of obesity on health are obvious, notes that the impacts of the epidemic extend even into personal finance and work. The followingShow More Summary

“I’ve Never Seen Anything Like This Before" - The Housing Markets In The Hamptons, Aspen And Miami Are All Crashing

One month ago, we said that "it is not looking good for the US housing market", when in the latest red flag for the US luxury real estate market, we reported that sales in the Hamptons plunged by half and home prices fell sharply inShow More Summary

Joe Biden Humiliated In Turkish "Appeasement" As Erdogan Bombs US Allies In Syria

The last time U.S. Vice President Joe Biden flew to Turkey, in January, he had a stern message for President Erdogan: his model of Islamic democracy was setting a bad example by intimidating media and threatening academics. However,Show More Summary

UNLOCKING GOLD'S TRUE VALUE: The Economic Code - Finally Revealed

By the SRSrocco Report, The true value of gold is much higher than the spot price quoted in the market. This is due to several factors, but the most important reason is misunderstood by just about every economist and monetary scientist in the world today. Show More Summary

The War On Whistleblowers & Why America's Next President Will Kill Julian Assange

Submitted by Jake Anderson via, I’m worried about Julian Assange. This is not a maternal instinct, but rather, a pragmatic one. The increasingly hostile statements made by top state officials and their surrogates show a widespread condemnation of whistleblowers in the halls of government. Show More Summary

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