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Archived Since:February 18, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Michael Bloomberg Calls Colorado A "Rural and Roadless" Backwater For Challenging His Gun Control Agenda

Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, I’ve noticed a bizarre trend this year. Northeast establishment politicians attacking the state of Colorado for its own internal decisions. In many ways this makes sense. Having lived in New York City most of my life, I know full well it is not the liberal haven it claims to be. Show More Summary

CEO Of Europe's Largest Insurer Pops The Utopia Bubble: "Nothing Is Solved And Everybody Knows It"

It's one thing for a tinfoil fringe blog to repeat, month after month, that nothing in Europe has been fixed, that Draghi's disastrous policies are merely concentraing and stockpiling even more unresolved problems - for now ignored courtesy...Show More Summary

CME, Reuters Picked To Replace Silver Fixing In Process Supervised By Former Gold Fixer

A few days ago we reported that the World Gold Council was actively preparing to announce the replacement to the existing gold/silver fix, a system that had allowed the rigging of precious metals for 117 years. Confirming that said rigging...Show More Summary

Wasn't The EU Crisis Solved?

The markets continue to operate based on total delusion regarding to Europe. We’ve been told dozens of times that the EU Crisis was solved in 2012. This is the theme that has been pounded out first by the political elite and then by the mainstream media month after month after month. Show More Summary

The World's Two Most Expensive Cities For Expats Are Located On This Surprising Continent

America, Europe or Asia: those are the usual continental suspects which come to mind when asked where the world's most expensive cities for expats are located. They are also incorrect. According to the most recent study conducted byShow More Summary

Germany Instructs Its Intelligence Services To Limit Cooperation With US

Congratulations America: after severing ties with Russia, crushing cordial relations with China (leading to this stunning announcement by China's president), alienating France (which is now openly calling for an end to the petrodollar),...Show More Summary

Guest Post: How To Find Shelter From The Coming Storms?

Submitted by Charles Hugh Smith from Of Two Minds A Reader Asks: How to Find Shelter from the Coming Storms? Some basic suggestions for those who are seeking shelter from the coming storms of global financial crisis and recession. Reader...Show More Summary

As The SEC Finally Gets Involved In CYNK, One Short Has A Big Problem

It took the SEC only a week (after we first reported on it) to get involved with a company that does not exist, and whose stock rose nearly 30,000% in a few days, on a few thousand shares traded, hitting a nearly $6 billion market cap before it was finally halted for trading as we reported earlier. Show More Summary

A BusinessWeek Cover We Firmly Support

We promise to read BusinessWeek's cover story on the Viagra-fueled rise and subsequent droop of American Apparel's sleaze king, Dov Charney, just as soon as we are done admiring the cover.

Banco Espirito Santo: All The Latest News

There has been an informational overload this morning, when as we reported previously, one after another bank scrambled to issue reports, some full of typos and clearly unvetted by compliance, calming the market and desperate to see all important confidence return to the peripheral market. Show More Summary

How The Market Is Like CYNK (Which Was Just Halted)

For all the drama and comedy surrounding the epic idiocy in which a bunch of "investors" took the price of non-existent company CYNK from essentially zero to a market cap of over $5 billion in under a week, most people missed the key message here: the stock is a harbinger of what is happening to the entire market. Show More Summary

Frontrunning: July 11

Carl Icahn says 'time to be cautious' on U.S. stocks (Reuters) Banco Espirito Santo Lifts Lid on Exposure to Group (BBG) Slowing Customer Traffic Worries U.S. Retailers (WSJ) Obama tells Israel U.S. ready to help end hostilities (Reuters)...Show More Summary

Epic Portugal Damage Control To Preserve Bank Confidence: BES Resumes Trading, Surges Then Tumbles

Following yesterday's peripheral European poundage over fears of what a Banco Espirito Santo failure could mean to the nation, and to the Eurozone, but most importantly to depositor confidence everywhere, today has been one epic damage...Show More Summary

Introducing Ghost Skyscrapers... In New York City

Submitted by Michael Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Late last month, New York Magazine published a lengthy and very important article titled: Stash Pad – Why New York Real Estate is the New Swiss Bank Account. The entire article is well worth a read, and left me shaking my head in disbelief the entire time. Show More Summary

11 Disturbing Charts About The Chinese Economy

Day in, day out, China 'bulls' (which implies 'everything' bulls as China is the ultimate fall-back save of growth in the world) will use the government-provided PMIs (at 2014 highs) as an indication that everything is tip-top and all...Show More Summary

Baupost Revealed As 2.3% Banco Espirito Santo Stakeholder

As the world awaits the last day of the week and hopefully some clarity on the fate (or even state) of Portugal's Banco Espirito Santo ("BES"), which ultimately is controlled by the nebulous and unpublished accounts of the topmost HoldCo,...Show More Summary

Tropical Storm To Slam Fukushima In Hours, Workers Brace For "Overflow"

Despite being responsible for some deaths and numerous injuries already, the downgrade from SuperTyphoon to Tropical Storm means the mainstream media has lost interest in the impact of Neoguri on Japan. TEPCO hasn't! As NHK World reports,...Show More Summary

A Tale of Two “Bull” Markets

By: Mark Wallace at: I recently had a conversation with a colleague wherein I told him that I was starting to look away from "tech startups" and instead at undervalued assets like natural resources, preferably in overlooked frontier markets. Show More Summary

Ex-Goldman Banker Confirms "Profits Above Principles" With 100%-Plus Business Loans

Confirming every Wall Street stereotype that "ethics are all well and good, but money is more important," the ex-Goldman Sachs banker who wrote a book on whether the bank always put "profits above principles" has started a firm charging extremely high rates of interest (above 100% in some cases) for struggling small businesses... Show More Summary

Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere

Submitted by Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog, Is there any doubt that we are living in a bubble economy? At this moment in the United States we are simultaneously experiencing a stock market bubble, a government debt bubble,...Show More Summary

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