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Zero Hedge

A recent piece by Barclay's Steven Englander demonstrates how everybody and the kitchen sink is soundly amused by Geithner's call for a strong dollar. "The IMF Composition of Official Foreign Exchange Reserves data suggest that central banks are doin

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Economic Policy Journal

#4 The Failure of Obama's Economic Forecasters (Many high level visitors.)#6 Matt Taibbi Reports on Naked Short Selling, and Gets Caught with His Pants Down (This post was featured at Huffington Post) #7 Goldman Sachs No Longer a Bank Holding Comp

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dailyreckoning.com

10/09/09 Stockholm, Sweden – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke talked about the tremendous size of the central bank’s $2.1 trillion balance sheet at a recent conference. He openly recognized that the current measures he’s taken to support the eco

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Townhall

The president’s a real comedian. I’m not referring to the performance on Letterman as much as I am at the G20 Summit, where, humorously, he spoke of his determination to prevent and prohibit the “reckless risk-taking” that he asserts brought about th

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You Tube

Imagine if the U.S. had raised interest rates the world has realized they can buy a cheap dollar does the U.S. Government prop up the stock market, prop up the housing bubble yet destroy the dollar?

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MarketOracle

even short steps to the cost of living doubling or more inside 3 years... HYPERINFLATION is widely accepted as a period of out of control price rises, doubling the cost of living inside three years.

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Gold Seek

Impeccably reliable sources have informed me that as recently as Sept. 30, 2009 - the last possible day of trade in the Sept. 09 futures - a number of well-healed market participants "bought" substantial tonnage worth of gold futures on the London Bu

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Bloomberg

For bingers who claim that they’re not ready to leave the party yet, central bankers are jiving hard to convince us that they know where the exits are. My bet is that they’ll bail sooner than financial markets think.

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Zero Hedge

Questions have been raised by some commenters on ZH recently whether Greenspan did what he did on purpose. Reading the article below and considering the fact that he is a devotee of Ayn Rand (who by the way was at his side when he was sworn in as cha

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Economic Policy Journal

The dollar staged a modest rebound on Friday after comments from Federal Chairman Bernanke led to speculation that the US might make an early exit from unconventional monetary policy.

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Digital Journal

Peter Schiff, President of Euro Pacific Capital and author of "Crash Proof 2.0," recently spoke with Fox Business News about this week's surge in gold prices and foreign mining stocks.

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Digital Journal

The central banks of several Asian countries that are fearful of the impact a weak dollar will have on their exports, intervened in the markets on Thursday to buy the troubled U.S. currency.

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Mises

The Federal Reserve System has become the very type of "bad bank" that they were themselves trying to rescue.

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Goldman Sachs 666

Turbo Tim was president of the New York Fed during the five years prior to his appointment as Treasury Secretary. Becker and Morgenson pointed out many of the ways in which "conflict of interest" seems to be one of the cornerstones of that institutio

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Financial Times

Asian central banks intervened heavily in the currency markets on Thursday to stem the appreciation of their currencies against the US dollar amid fears that their exports could be losing ground against China.

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Zero Hedge

Yet we were dumbfounded by this piece of information, presented to us by Jim Bianco, which demonstrates that the Fed's monetization of Agencies is far more blatant than anything even encountred in Treasuries.

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Washington's Blog

Today, Gary Gensler, chairman of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (an agency with responsibility for overseeing derivatives trades) - and one of the main people who blocked regulation of CDS in the past - warned Congress about this issue

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Economic Policy Journal

Overnight, the U.S. dollar continued to fall against most Asian currencies, prompting a wave of foreign-exchange intervention by central banks. Things are really bad when the Philippines is propping up the dollar. The Philippines!

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