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Crypto Carnage Continues As Asia Opens – Bitcoin Flash-Crashes To $14,000 As Bitcoin Cash Explodes

Update: The entire Crypto space is under pressure as Asia opens… Bitcoin is tumbling…   BTC flash crashed to $14,000 on GDAX…   Except Bitcoin Cash (which is up over 50% as Coinbase added the forked currency and it appears traders are rotating into it)…   *  *  * Update: Bitcoin spot and futures are […]


Crypto Chaos – Bitcoin Spikes Back Above $17,000 After Flash-Crash, Bitcoin Cash Up 60%

Well that didn't take long – Bitcoin is back at $17,000; Bitcoin Cash +60% at $3,500…. There is some logic as the forked currency gains over $1000 so the original Bitcoin loses that 'dividend'… Bitcoin rebounded earlier… For now the catalyst for the move appears to be a wave of selling from Coinbase HODLers as […]


Bitcoin Rebounds Sharply After Biggest Drop In 2 Weeks

Update: Bitcoin spot and futures are bid and have reebounded notably off the after-hours lows… *  *  * As we detailed earlier, shortly after the US equity market closed this evening, someone decided it was time to dump a few hundred Bitcoin, sending the price plunging below $17,000… Did another HODLer just fold? Potential investors […]


Bitcoin Is Crashing

Shortly after the US equity market closed this evening, someone decided it was time to dump a few hundred Bitcoin, sending the price plunging below $17,000… Did another HODLer just fold? Potential investors in bitcoin should steer clear of a dangerous gamble and not complain to financial regulators if things do go wrong, Denmark's central […]


Banks Demand 11th-hour Reprieve On Key Part Of MiFID II

The clock is ticking down and there are only about three weeks to go before the dreaded MiFID II regulatory structure is implemented on 3 January 2018. While it’s been difficult to judge the industry’s preparedness for the change, several aspects of the new regulations have attracted the most debate and concern. These have included […]


China Regulators Complete Final ‘Drill’ In Preparation For Petro-Yuan Futures Trading

Amid all the chatter of Venezuela and Russia potentially creating oil-backed cryptocurrencies, the "huge news" of China's launch of the Petro-Yuan has fallen off the front page… until now. This week saw the Shanghai Futures Exchange complete its fifth yuan-back oil futures contract trading drill successfully… As Bloomberg reports, 149 members of Shanghai International Energy […]


These Are The Top 5 Legislative Issues That Could Force The Next Government Shutdown

House Republicans successfully managed to kick the can down the road (if only for two weeks) when they managed to pass a two-week extension last week of the continuing resolution that had been funding the government since September. But after overcoming obstacles created by Democrats and conservative Republicans – with each camp pushing for priorities […]


De-Dollarization Continues: China, Iran To Eliminate Greenback From Bilateral Trade

The more Washington lashes out in anger at those who will not bow to the unipolar world order, the more the rest of the world fights back. As the launch of its Yuan/Gold-settled oil futures looms, China is escalating its de-dollarization scheme further by seeking a bilateral rial-yuan agreement with Iran. As a reminder, nothing […]


How “Ghost Collateral” And “Yin-Yang” Property Deals Will Collapse China’s Credit Bubble

One lesson from the 2007-08 crisis was that the vast majority of financial market participants, never mind the general public, were unfamiliar with subprime mortgages until the crisis was underway. Even now, we doubt many have much understanding of repo, the divergence between LIBOR and Fed Funds from 9 August 2007 and Eurodollar liquidity. In […]


A. Gary Shilling: Trump Deserves Some Credit For The Surge In Stocks

Authored by A. Gary Shilling via Bloomberg.com, Less regulation is one campaign promise made by the president that is coming true… Reducing government regulation is tough. It’s resisted by all those who benefit, including government employees who administer the many programs. Every president since Jimmy Carter has attempted to lower the cost of regulation. At […]


Banks Again Defending Silver’s 200-Day Moving Average

    Banks Again Defending Silver’s 200-Day Moving Average Written by Craig Hemke, Sprott Money News & TF Metals Report       The Bullion Bank trading desks, which are routinely short thousands of metric tonnes of digital silver, are once again attempting to keep price below the 200-day moving average.   And why is […]


Lira Plunges As Mystery Gold Trader Exposes “Secret” Turkish Deal To Evade Washington’s “Economic Jihad”

We detailed below that TRY was selling off on US accusations that the Turkish economic minister of taking bribes.   Citi's FX desk explains why Turkish markets are watching the US trial of a banker so closely. The basics: The US government has accused Turkish banker Mehmet Hakan Atilla of helping Iran evade US sanctions. […]


UK Banks Can Withstand “Disorderly Brexit” But Need Additional £6BN; $35 Trillion In Derivatives Affected

For the first time since it (belatedly) began conducting stress tests in 2014, none of the UK’s major banks need to raise additional capital. More importantly, the Bank of England and the system could withstand a disorderly Brexit. As Bloomberg recaps, "the stress-test scenario therefore encompasses a wide range of U.K. macroeconomic risks that could […]


EU SMBs Can Benefit from Smart Financial Regulation

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, countries all over the world suffered dire consequences. The irresponsibility of the globe’s biggest banking institutions, institutional investors, regulators, and consumers plunged economies in the United States, Europe, and Asia into a panic. The blame lies with those who exercised poor judgment in their creation and sale […]


The Cardinal Sin Of International Finance

Authored by Nick Giambruno via InternationalMan.com, As Doug Casey has correctly noted, the prime directive of any organism – whether it’s an amoeba or a person or a corporation or a government – is to survive. That’s why the US government protects the petrodollar so zealously. It needs the system to survive. Why Everyone Uses […]