Precious metals plunged today as did their lease rates. Which came first the gold price chicken or the lease rate egg? Cheaper lease rates make it potentially more profitable to borrow gold, sell it, and then invest the proceeds in other markets (car
In 2012 alone, money raised for crowdfunding projects grew 81 percent.
It shouldn't surprise. It's already policy. Market analyst Graham Summers explained. Depositor theft is coming. Europe is banker occupied territory. So is America.
Sometimes you just have to sit back, gaze at some charts, and say WTF...
Kyle Bass, the hedge fund manager who has become the most prominent voice in the market betting on a collapse of Japan's sovereign bond market, was on Bloomberg TV this morning discussing the trade.
Unlike the Fed who is only focused on treasuries and agency MBS securities, the BOJ is authorized to purchase ETFs and REITs in addition to JGBs.
I was able to reconnect for an interview with legendary Quantum Fund manager and commodities bull, Jim Rogers.
The number of under-five deaths worldwide fell from more than 12.0 million in 1990 to 7.6 million in 2010.The goal should be to bring under five deaths worldwide below 1 million by 2025.
Meltdown: The men who crashed the world
Though Australia’s national balance sheet is comparatively quite strong, the government has been running at a net deficit for years… and they’re under intense pressure to balance the budget.
Biden: The 'affirmative task' before us is to 'create a new world order' ... Vice President Joe Biden calls for the creation of a "new world order" at the Export Import Bank conference in Washington on April 5, 2013. – YouTube
Gerald Celente of The Trends Journal.com says the Cyprus banking crisis is coming to America. Celente explains, "Tax on deposits?
Yuan move would lower transaction costs, deepen ties with vital commodities supplier
The Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee (BoEFPC) warns there is "evidence of the re-emergence of... behavior in financial markets not seen since before the financial crisis,"...
Judging by the purchasing frenzy of Italian bonds today, most of it emanating out of Japan which after last night's epic snafu involving JGBs and the double halt of bond trading which may have spooked the "New BOJ-frontrunning Normal" Mrs Watanabe...
For six months the Japanese jawboning has seen investors front-running the BoJ, selling JPY and buying whatever risk-asset is the most correlated that day - whether it is the Nikkei 225 or the S&P 500.
While the head of the ECB and his assorted kitchen sinks scramble to explain how Diesel-BOOM was horribly misunderstood when saying that depositor impairment may and will be the template for future European bank "resolution"
A cache of 2.5 million files of cash transfers, incorporation dates, and links between companies and individuals has cracked open the secrets of more than 120,000 offshore companies and trusts.
Dear readers ask about gold. Is it time to sell? To buy? To forget about it?
L: Doug, there is considerable disagreement over the significance of the Cyprus crisis. A lot of people are saying that it's just a flash in the pan; Cyprus is a small country, far off, and doesn't really matter.
Kyle Bass has been betting that Japan, which has the highest government debt-to-GDP ratio in the world, will eventually lose control of the bond market once investors wake up to this concept.
The euro has completely erased earlier losses and now it's exploding higher. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/euro-surging-2013-4#ixzz2PaLjSOdI
The corpse of Indian farmer Bengali Singh burned to ash atop a blazing funeral pyre on the banks of the river Ganges in 2006.
Asian stocks rose, with Japanese shares surging toward the highest level in almost five years, after the Bank of Japan’s new governor announced unprecedented monetary easing to end two decades of economic stagnation.
Pacific Investment Management Co.’s Bill Gross said the Bank of Japan’s goal to reach a 2 percent inflation target in two years using its record bond-buying program may be “unrealistic.”
Republican Rep. Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania on Wednesday called on Americans to do everything within their power to block the United Nation’s Arms Trade Treaty.
BRICS Summit draws clear red lines on Syria, Iran
The author of an influential 2006 study on climate change warned Tuesday that the world could be headed toward warming even more catastrophic than expected but he voiced hope for political action.
The dramatic recent events in Cyprus have highlighted the fundamental weakness in the European banking system and the extreme fragility of fractional reserve banking.
CEO of Euro Pacific Capital Peter Schiff's latest gold call. As gold posts its first back-to-back quarterly losses since 2001, is the metal ready for a comeback?