Group of Seven financial leaders, worried about risks to global growth, are likely to agree this week to keep monetary policy accommodative, slow fiscal consolidation in countries where that is possible and implement structural reforms, a G7 source s
Remember when you were in third grade and you were learning about poor people in your community or other countries and you asked, “Teacher, why can’t the government just print more money and give it to the poor people so they can eat and have a place
"Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the Capitalist System was to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citize
Kathryn Wylde: Chinese leadership is fed up with U.S. policies and politics that discourage foreign investment in business and real estate, at the same time their country is holding much of our national debt.
A top Federal Reserve official who dissented from the U.S. central bank's move this month to ease monetary policy further signaled he would drop his opposition.
The Federal Reserve may need to be even more aggressive in its easing policies than it has been so far unless the economy shows significant improvement, Chicago Fed President Charles Evans told CNBC.
Put another way, the Fed’s tools (QE and otherwise) are now going to be implemented to “avert catastrophe,” NOT to “improve the economy.” The bulls don’t want to hear this but it’s true. The game has changed dramatically...
Bernanke is tipping his hand (via Jon) in order to prepare the market for what is to come in a few weeks. This is a heads up to the insiders that more monetary gas is in the works.
The US Government's agenda to lobotomize the majority of Americans has been an unequivocal success.
Aug. 26 - Caution prevails ahead of the closely watched speech by Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke on Friday, while European sentiment is sapped by a mounting confusion over Greece's bailout.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Friday announced that the Fed wouldn’t take any steps at this time to provide a boost but indicated they may be considered next month.
A huge piece of artwork is about to send a big message about money, taking 117 shipping containers to spell out a six-letter phrase.
Catherine Austin Fitts describes the financial coupe d'etat that is draining trillions of dollars from the American economy every year. The leaders of the coup believe they are are above all authority, and will use violence and murder to...
According to the openly avowed Socialist Senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders, the first time the Federal Reserve System has been officially audited by the Government Accounting Office and the results have been made public.
I maintain the next move by the Fed is to massively open up the dollar swap lines with European central banks. I don’t think Bernanke wants to announce this significant step at Jackson Hole. It is an EU issue and the Fed can’t take the lead...
Wall Street's (not to mention the rest of the world's) biggest banks received a total of $1.2 trillion in previously secret Fed loans, in addition to the trillions in public backstops and loans from the US Treasury.
According to Bloomberg, the $1.2 trillion is about the same amount as homeowners owe on 6.5 million delinquent mortgages, three-times the size of the federal deficit in 2008, and more than the total earnings of federally insured banks in...
The US market as a whole has lost nearly 20%, nearly straight down, with four straight weeks of losses. The entirety of the "gains" since QE2 was announced are now gone - a year of market advance destroyed in less than four weeks.
The situation is completely out of control – the U.S. financial house of cards is irredeemable at this point, even with interest rates at close to zero. The whole financial structure is close to collapse, and that’s why I think we’re exiting the eye
What should we make of the new revelations by Securities and Exchange Commission attorney Darcy Flynn (background here, here and here) that the SEC has been shredding documents for decades?
The number of Americans claiming new jobless benefits rose last week and consumer prices increased at the fastest pace in four months in July, highlighting the challenges facing the Federal Reserve.
A recent discovery has shown that the Federal Reserve is having a little trouble coming up with some monetary solutions to keep the recession from worsening (keep rackin' your brain folks, but until you grasp what inflation really means, I feel like
The risk of a new U.S. recession has risen over the last couple of months, but an outright contraction will most likely be avoided, Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart said on Monday. Lockhart said there is plenty the central ba
This video is stunning, in that it is a very articulate and well done rant that will resonate with many readers.
But what is even more disturbing than her disregard for the most basic facts is the underlying logic: that it’s perfectly OK to break the law if you make enough money at it to create employment.
The printing in the U.S. will likely be enough to push gold much higher. If the ECB does the same, we could be very near global inflation---something never seen on this planet before. If global inflation occurs, $25,000 per ounce may be...
John Embry is Chief Investment Strategist at Sprott Asset Management.
It was bad enough that the Fed held rates far too low, but at least a fig leaf of uncertainty kept the most brazen speculators in partial paralysis. But by specifically telegraphing policy, the Fed has now given cover to the most parasitic elements..
There are no good endings once you start down a deleveraging path. As I have been writing for several years, much of the entire developed world is now faced with choosing from among several bad choices, some being worse than others.”
The pressing question soon may be whether there is enough money on the planet to save the system as we know it, and if so, how much longer it will be before a crisis comes along that finally swamps the ability of governments to contain it.