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This Is The Core Problem Facing Every Investor Today

Authored by Ben Hunt via Epsilon Theory blog, The Three-Body Problem As much as I dislike the chickens on our farm, I love my bees. Do they sting? Of course they sting. The swarm is a wild animal. But after a few painful years I’m no longer a ham-handed goofball with my hives, and a […]

Sharing Risks To Counter Germany’s Plans Seeing Target2 Collaterilazation With Gold Reserves

Marcello Minenna, a division head at the Italian securities regulator, emailed his plan to "Cure the Eurozone". Despite being quite soft (there will not be permanent transfers between Member States), the recent proposals of the European Commission to deepen integration in the economic and monetary union could meet the opposition of Germany as soon as […]

Global Negative Yielding Debt Surges To $9.7 Trillion Despite ECB’s QE Taper

As we noted a few months ago, ever since the ECB launched its sovereign debt QE, initially known as PSPP, in March 2015 and later expanded to include corporate debt, or CSPP, in June 2016, the world’s biggest hedge fund central bank has created enough money out of thin air to purchase bonds with no […]

The Fed’s Lies Are Going to Cost Investors A Fortune in 2018

The Fed claims we’re not in a bubble. This, like the Fed’s claims inflation is too low, is hogwash. As I outline in my bestselling book The Everything Bubble: The Endgame For Central Bank Policy, the reality is that the Fed’s entire monetary focus is on papering over declining living standards in the US. Since […]

Oil Producers Turning To Crypto To Solve Sanctions Problems

Authored by Tom Luongo, Last week, Venezuela announced it would develop a national cryptocurrency backed by its oil reserves, the Petro.  Now there is a report that Russia is considering the same thing.  Iran will likely follow suit. As of right now this is just a rumor, but it makes some sense.  So, let’s treat […]

Doug Noland: There Will Be No Way Out When This Market Bubble Bursts

Authored by Adam Taggart via PeakProsperity.com, This week Doug Noland joins the podcast to discuss what he refers to as the "granddaddy of all bubbles". Noland, a 30-year market analyst and specialist in credit cycles, currently works at McAlvany Wealth Management and is well known for his prior 16-year stint helping manage the Prudent Bear Fund. […]

Russian Bond Yields Plunge To 4-Year Lows As Investors Shrug Off Sanctions

Sanctions, schmanctions… After imposing various sanctions for whatever the neocon establishment can make up next, Washington must be shocked to see that their economic warmongery agains Russia has led to… lower and lower bond yields. Russian five-year bond yields dropped to the lowest level since January 2014, even as Bloomberg reports that the U.S. Treasury […]

Is it “Late 2007” For the Everything Bubble?

Timing the end of a major bubble is extraordinarily difficult as it entails figuring out when a critical mass of investors shift from greed to fear. Having said that, we’ve recently seen a number of developments that would suggest we’re near the end of the current Bond Bubble. Back in June the world saw the […]

Peter Schiff Warns Of “Too Big To Pop” Bubble – “Everybody Is Going To Get Wiped Out!”

via Greg Hunter's USAWatchdog.com, Money manager Peter Schiff correctly predicted the financial meltdown in 2008. Now, 10 years later, what does Schiff see today?  Schiff says, “I predicted a lot more than just the stock market going down back then.  I predicted the financial crisis, but more importantly, I predicted what the government would do […]

Rig For Stormy Weather

  Rig For Stormy Weather Posted with permission and written by Gary Christenson, The Deviant Investor      What storm? The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW) reached another all-time high. Interest rates in the U.S. are yielding multi-decade lows, some say multi-century lows. Trillions of dollars in global sovereign debt have negative yield and European […]

Bubble Watch: The Everything Bubble is Riskier and Less Liquid Than Housing

As we keep emphasizing, the world is in an Everything Bubble. In truth, it is a bubble in sovereign bonds, created by Central Banks attempting to corner these markets via ZIRP and QE. However, because sovereign bonds are the bedrock for the current fiat financial system, if they go into a bubble, EVERYTHING goes into […]

Paul Tudor Jones: “This Market, Which Is Reminiscent Of The 1999 Bubble, Is On The Verge Of A Significant Change”

Just hours after Neil Chriss announced that his $2.2 billion Hutchin Hill hedge fund is shuttering due to underperformance and admitted that “we fought hard, but did not deliver the performance that you expected from us”, another legendary hedge fund announced it was undergoing a significant restructuring as a result of relentless investor withdrawals: citing […]

What Is Behind China’s Bond Rout?

Until a modest dip in Chinese bond yields in the past two days, 10y CGB and 10y policy bank bond yields soared by 40bps and 70bps, respectively, over the last 2 months. In fact, Chinese government notes are headed for the worst selloff since 2013, with the 10-year yield surging 86bps this year to 3.92%, […]

Russia Plans First-Ever Sale Of Yuan Bonds

As Russia braces for further sanctions from Washington D.C. over their alleged role in “meddling” in the 2016 U.S. election, they are reportedly prepping a $1 billion yuan-denominated bond issuance in an effort to preemptively diversify financing risks away from the West.  According to Bloomberg, the sale will total 6 billion yuan and could come […]

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 […]