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Posted by George Freund on July 20, 2016 at 8:25 AM

It's OFFICIAL! Donald Trump has sealed the Republican nomination for President. In spite of the party blades, he has the momentum they could have only dreamt of. Propagandists have used the term The Trump Effect to malign the mover and shaker of...

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War Is Coming And The Global Financial Situation Is A Lot Worse Than You May Think

Posted by George Freund on July 16, 2016 at 8:55 AM

By Michael Snyder, on July 13th, 2016


On the surface, things seem pretty quiet in mid-July 2016. The biggest news stories are about the speculation surrounding Donald Trump’s choice of running mate, the stock market in the U.S. keeps setting new all-time record highs, and the media seems completely o...

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The Price Of Silver Explodes Past 20 Dollars An Ounce As The European Banking Crisis Deepens

Posted by George Freund on July 7, 2016 at 6:35 PM

By Michael Snyder, on July 4th, 2016

Have you seen what the price of silver has been doing? On Monday, it exploded past 20 dollars an ounce, and as I write this article it is sitting at $20.48. Earlier today it actually surged above 21 dollars an ounce for a short time before moving back just a bit. In late Ma...

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'Currency Crash' Drives British Pound To A 31 Year Low As Deutsche Bank Sinks To The Lowest Level Ever

Posted by George Freund on July 7, 2016 at 5:35 PM

By Michael Snyder, on July 6th, 2016


The fallout from the Brexit vote continues to rock the European financial system. On Wednesday, the British pound dropped to a fresh 31 year low as confidence in the currency continues to plummet. At one point it had fallen as low as $1.2796 before rebounding a bit. As I write this, it ...

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Investor Fears Spike as Italy (and the EU) Inch Closer to Doomsday Scenario

Posted by George Freund on July 7, 2016 at 12:20 AM

July 4, 2016

Risk of contagion in Italy and far beyond would be huge.


By Don Quijones, Spain & Mexico, editor at WOLF STREET.


Just how low can Italian bank shares go? That’s the question plaguing the minds of European investors, policy makers, bankers and central bankers. Today the shares of the country’s third ...

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Brexit and the Derivatives Time Bomb

Posted by George Freund on July 5, 2016 at 9:45 AM

Posted on July 1, 2016 by Ellen Brown

Brexit could trigger a $500 trillion derivatives meltdown, by forcing the EU to allow insolvent member governments and banks to write down debt. Italy is in financial crisis and is already petitioning for that concession. How to avoid collapse of the massive derivatives house of cards? Alternatives are considered.

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Japan's Mega-Pension Fund Plows into Stocks, Eats $50Bn Loss, Tries to Hide it till after Election

Posted by George Freund on July 3, 2016 at 10:10 AM

by Wolf Richter July 3, 2016

Benefiting hedge funds and banks that had front-run the fund.


Abenomics is facing elections on July 10 for the less powerful Upper House.


But Abenomics hasn...

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As Fears of "Bank Run" Escalate, Italian Banks Get 150 Billion Euro Bailout of Empty Promises

Posted by George Freund on July 1, 2016 at 4:15 PM


June 30, 2016


An elaborate confidence game.


By Don Quijones, Spain & Mexico, editor at WOLF STREET.


In today’s Europe, the most important rules are made to be bent, if not outright broken. So it goes with Italy’s blossoming banking crisis.


Earlier this week, Italy’s €40-bill...

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FTSE 100 has best week since 2011 as London stock market is boosted by Carney hint at Brexit cash injection

Posted by George Freund on July 1, 2016 at 3:40 PM

The FTSE 100 has rebounded strongly this week after initially falling on Monday after the Brexit vote

Footsie rose 73.5 points to a new 10-month high of 6,577.8

Market records big weekly gain of 7% as investors back blue-chip shares


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Who Really Holds the Cards in the EU-Brexit Stand-off?

Posted by George Freund on July 1, 2016 at 11:35 AM


June 29, 2016

Trying to make an example of the UK will likely backfire.


By Don Quijones, Spain & Mexico, editor at WOLF STREET.


For the first time ever, the exit door leading out of the European Union is open, albeit slightly. Against all expectations, the UK has somehow managed to ja...

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