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If Spending Is Our Military Strategy, Our Strategy Is Bankrupt

Submitted by Mark Mateski via The Mises Institute, Even today, few deny the long arm of US military might. After all, the US military exhausted the Soviet Union, crushed Saddam Hussein, and drove Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda into hiding. Show More Summary

In Latest Market-Rigging Scandal, ITG Busted For Frontrunning Clients In Its Dark Pool

Last year, first in the aftermath of NYAG's lawsuit against Barclays followed promptly by Michael Lewis' "Flash Boys" (which over a year later is still a better seller than "GS Elevator's" attempt to be this generation's Tucker Max)Show More Summary

Total Collapse: Greece Reverts To Barter Economy For First Time Since Nazi Occupation

Months ago, when Alexis Tsipras, Yanis Varoufakis, and their Syriza compatriots had just swept to power behind an ambitious anti-austerity platform and bold promises about a brighter future for the beleaguered Greek state, we warnedShow More Summary

Meanwhile In Venezuela... The Socialist Paradise Has Arrived

As we recently warned, the hyperinflationary collapse in Venezuala is reaching its terminal phase. With inflation soaring at least 65%, murder rates the 2nd highest in the world, and chronic food (and toilet paper shortages), the following disturbing clip shows what is rapidly becoming major social unrest in the Maduro's socialist paradise... Show More Summary

Bill Gross Explains (In 90 Seconds) How It's All A Big Shell Game

"There is no doubt that the price of assets right now is a question mark... and ultimately when Central Banks stop manipulating markets where that price goes is up for grabs... and probably points down" As Gross tweeted... Gross: All global financial markets are a shell game now. Show More Summary

4 Mainstream Media Articles Mocking Gold That Should Make You Think

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, For those of you who have been reading my stuff since all the way back to my Wall Street years at Sanford Bernstein, thanks for staying along for the ride. I appreciate your support...Show More Summary

Hillary Saves Capitalism!

Submitted by Bill Bonner via Bonner & Partners, The Fed’s EZ money is creating hard times. It led to overconsumption… then overproduction… and now to a big bust. Just what you’d expect. And what you’d expect next is more crashing, sliding, and busting up in the world’s markets… followed by more EZ money. Show More Summary

Hillary Does It Again: What "Everyday American" Would Pay $600 For This Haircut?

There are plenty of 'everyday Americans' out there with perfectly good haircuts, styled by perfectly good hairdressers, in perfectly good Main Street salons... so why is self-proclaimed populist person-of-the-everyday-American Hillary...Show More Summary

Presenting Jeremy Grantham's "10 Topics To Ruin Your Summer"

When last we checked in with Jeremy Grantham, the GMO co-founder was still bubble watching, reiterating his outlook from November that although stocks can always go higher in the "strange, manipulated world" that we call the "new paranormal",...Show More Summary

The War On Cash: Why Now?

Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith via The Mises Institute, You’ve probably read that there is a “war on cash” being waged on various fronts around the world. What exactly does a “war on cash” mean? It means governments are limiting the use of cash and a variety of official-mouthpiece economists are calling for the outright abolition of cash. Show More Summary

What Is The Fair Value Of Gold?

Having detailed yesterday the manipulation in the precious metals markets that implies the bear market in bullion is an artificial creation, we thought the following 'rational' chart effort at 'valuing' gold may provide some frame of reference for the level of riggedness occurring... Show More Summary

1 In 5 US Stocks Now In Bear Market

With the major US equity markets within 1-2% of their record highs, Gavekal Capital notes that underneath the headline indices, stock markets are extremely tumultuous. Rather stunningly 21% of MSCI USA stocks are at least 20% off their...Show More Summary

Congress Proposes Fraudulent New Law To "Fix" Social Security

Submitted by Simon Black via, On January 31, 1940, the very first Social Security check ever delivered went to Ms. Ida May Fuller, a former legal secretary who had recently retired. Ms. Fuller had spent just three years paying into the system, contributing a total of $24.75 to Social Security. Show More Summary

If Varoufakis Is Charged With Treason, Then Dijsselbloem Should Be As Well

In the aftermath of this weekend's infamous leak of Yanis Varoufakis audio recording with members of OMFIF in which the former finmin admitted to asset managers that in his tenure as a finmin he had engaged in preparations for a return...Show More Summary

China Rescue, VIX Crash, & Fed Pump Squeeze Shorts Most In 6 Months, Trannies Bounce Most Since 2011

Summing up the talking heads opinions on China, Twitter, Yelp... and so on.. Overnight exuberance in the afternoon session in China.... China market makes me laugh $ASHR $SHSZ300 @prchovanec — Walt Hudson (@WaltHudson)...Show More Summary

This Is The Reason Why Facebook Is Sliding After Hours, Dragging Nasdaq Futures Lower

Moments ago, Facebook reported Q2 earnings and just like Twitter, it beat across all key financial metrics: Revenues of $4.04 billion beat consensus $3.99 billion Non-GAAP EPS of $0.50 also beat consensus of $0.47 (GAAP EPS was a different story, at half the non-GAAP). Show More Summary

This Is The Biggest Paradox Facing The Fed Ahead Of Its Rate Hike Decision

Ahead of today's FOMC announcement, which comes without a press conference and has thus been dismissed as a possible start to a Fed hiking cycle, the Fed has a big problem. It's not jobs, which are running at a pace that many suggest...Show More Summary

Crude Surges After Surprise Inventory Draw, Biggest Production Decline Since 2013

Total US crude production slumped over 1.5% last week - the biggest decline since October 2013. Add to that a considerable inventory draw of over 4.2mm barrels (against expectations of a build)... and crude prices are surging. Charts: Bloomberg

Greek Bonds Tumble As Tsipras Threatens Snap Election

10 year Greek bond yields are spiking this morning (and prices therefore plunging) as trading actvity picks up in the dormant peripheral capital markets. The 2025s are downover 5pts from their last traded price back in late June with yields spiking back up toward 12.5%. Show More Summary

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