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Bitcoin: Gold Rush in the Wild Wild Math Game

By EconMatters   Bitcoin has become a buzz word in the investing community, not as an alternate currency unit replacing the fiat money, but as an asset class with a spectacular 1,600%+ return this year, valuation almost doubled just in the December month alone. Bitcoin was heading towards $20,000 before pulling back to $15,000 level on […]

Gold EFPs: Absolute Proof That Paper Gold Is A Fraud

Authored by Stewart Dougherty via InvestmentResearchDynamics.com, IRD’s Note:  In the past year, there has been a noticeably substantial  increase in the use of the obscurely defined EFPs (Exchange for Physicals) and PNTs (Privately Negotiated Transactions) in the settlement of Comex gold and silver futures contracts.  In simple terms, the EFPs and PNTs enable the counterparties  […]

Is This Why Charlie Lee Sold His Litecoin?

Authored by Tom Luongo, The news broke yesterday morning that Litecoin developer and outspoken founder, Charlie Lee, sold or donated all of his liquid Litecoin holdings.  This prompted a big sell-off in the cryptocurrency markets, putting on pause the bounce off of the previous night’s bottom below $16000 for Bitcoin. This comes in the wake […]

North Korea-Linked Hackers Stole Bitcoins From Seoul-Based Exchange

As we pointed out yesterday, bitcoin and other tokens across the crypto space sold off following reports that South-Korea based exchange YouBit had been hacked, forcing its owner into bankruptcy. The exchange reported that hackers had stolen 17% of assets held in the exchange’s digital wallet. However, Yapian, YouBit’s owner, didn’t specify the value of […]

Crypto-Cornucopia Part 5 – “We’ll Be Lucky To Survive On Our Own”

Authored by Dr. D via Raul Ilargi Meijer's The Automatic Earth blog, Part 1 "Bitcoin Is A Trust Machine" here. Part 2 "This System Is Garbage, How Do We Fix It?" here. Part 3 "A System With No Justice, No Order, No Rules, & No Predictability" here. Part 4 "Without It, You're Talking Mad Max" […]

The End Is Near?

  The End Is Near? Written by Craig Hemke, Sprott Money News & TF Metals Report     For gold investors, the major thorn in our side continues to be the USDJPY so we need to discuss it again.   Over the past weekend at TFMR, we had a discussion about how so many well-intentioned […]

Bitcoin Soars After CFTC Approves Futures Trading: First Trade To Take Place Dec.18

Bitcoin is back over $10,000 after the the CFTC confirmed what had been previously reported, namely that it would allow bitcoin futures to trade on two exchanges, the CME and CBOE Futures Exchange, also granting the Cantor Exchange permission to trade a contract for bitcoin binary options. The CFTC announced that through a process known […]

The Yellen Put – Friend Or Foe?

Authored by Chris Whalen via The Institutional Risk Analyst, The term “Greenspan Put” was coined after the stock market crash of 1987 and the subsequent bailout of Long Term Capital Management in 1998. The Fed under Chairman Alan Greenspan lowered interest rates following the fabled event of default and life continued.  The idea of the Greenspan […]

UK Trader Fined 60,000 Pounds For Outsmarting Algos

Yet another UK trader is being punished by overzealous regulators for an accomplishment that should instead have earned him accolades: Outsmarting the machines. In a case that echoes some of the circumstances surrounding the scapegoating of former UK-based trader Nav Sarao, former Bank of America Merrill Lynch bond trader Paul Walter has been fined 60,000 […]

“Russia Did It” and Other Crimes

    “Russia Did It” and Other Crimes Posted with permission and written by Rory Hall, The Daily Coin           We haven’t had a system of capitalism since the Federal Reserve and Woodrow Wilson hijacked the US Treasury and US economy in 1913. Our financial, monetary and economic system has morphed […]

Electronic Gold: The Deep State’s Corrupt Threat to Human Prosperity and Freedom

Electronic Gold: The Deep State’s Corrupt Threat to Human Prosperity and Freedom Posted with permission and written by Stewart Dougherty, Inferential Analytics       “There are crooks everywhere you look now. The situation is desperate.” Final blog entry by Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, renowned Maltese investigative reporter who specialized in exposing state corruption; posted […]

Eric Peters On Tipping Points: “It All Worked Incredibly Well, Until It Blew Up”

Two years ago, long after we first suggested that the transformation of VIX from a measure of implied market volatility to a reflexive instrument that can be traded – and thus influence the underlying assets whose volatility it was supposed to measure – allowed the VIX to serve as the “fulcrum security” for broad asset […]

Jamie Dimon Faces Market Abuse Claim Over “False, Misleading” Bitcoin Comments

A week after Jamie Dimon made headlines by proclaiming Bitcoin a "fraud" and anyone who owns it as "stupid," the JPMorgan CEO faces a market abuse claim for "spreading false and misleading information" about bitcoin. Unless you have been living under a rock for the past week, you will be well aware of JPMorgan CEO […]

SEC Admits US Public Filing System Was Hacked, “May Have Resulted” In Countless Illegal Profits

Over two years ago, on an otherwise uneventful Thursday in May 2015, shares of Avon Products suddenly jumped 20% leaving investors stunned. The catalyst was quickly discovered: a filing recently uploaded to Edgar, the SEC’s public filings database and purportedly from London-based “PTG Capital”, claimed that the "private-equity" firm was bidding to take Avon private. […]

September 21, 2017, Uncategorized
A Look Inside The “Basket” Holding The “Market’s Big Puzzle”

In a front page article, the WSJ takes aim at the “biggest market puzzle” of our times: the bizarre disconnect between growth and inflation, where on one hand government reports of strong, coordinated, global economic growth and tumbling unemployment (at least in the US and Japan) are offset by the complete lack of concurrent reflation. […]