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    07/07/2015 - 13:55
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Central Banks

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The Futility Of Our Global Monetary Experiment





The Fed’s balance sheet grew eight times more rapidly than the economy during the last fourteen years. That’s just the inverse of the relationship that occurred back in the Golden Era. if you need any proof at all of this massive intrusion into the financial system isn’t working; the huge amount of money printing and balance sheet expansion; the unremitting financial repression and pegging of interest rates; look at that fundamental comparison. The only thing it’s really doing is simply inflating the serial bubble that ultimately reach unsustainable peaks and collapse. Hopefully on the third strike, the people who gave us these bubbles will be out.

 
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"Cornering The Earth" - How The Rothschilds "Controlled At Least One Third Of Global Wealth" Over 100 Years Ago





"Let us control the money of a nation, and we care not who makes its laws"

- the maxim of the house of Rothschild and is the foundation principle of European banks (source).

 
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The "Global Macro Investor" - An Interview With Raoul Pal





"We have a problem with this, and that is central bank hubris. They now think that they are omnipotent, because, essentially the government has said we are going to pass over all control of the economy to the central banks, they say to everybody else including financial market participants that “you don’t know, you don’t understand, we have our models and they are right”. And that kind of hubristic approach is when you sow the seeds of your own destruction."

 
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The War On Cash: Officially Sanctioned Theft





While the benefits to banks and governments of banning physical cash are self-evident, there are downsides to the real economy and to household resilience. Why are governments suddenly acting as if cash money is a bad thing that must be severely limited or eliminated?

 
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Two of the Most Economically Sensitive Commodities Suggest a Crash is Coming





In short, the era the phony recovery narrative has come unhinged.  We have no entered a cycle of actual price discovery in which financial assets fall to more accurate values. This will eventually result in a stock market crash, very likely within the next 12 months.

 
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Assailant Attacks Dallas Police Headquarters With Automatic Guns, Pipe Bombs





As many as four gunmen fired automatic weapons against the Dallas Police headquarters, and that at least at least two pipe bombs were found outside the police headquarters after the initial shooting. At least one attacker opened fire on Dallas' police headquarters early Saturday, riddling windows and police cars with bullets before fleeing in a van to a suburban restaurant parking lot, where officers surrounded the vehicle in a standoff that has lasted for hours, CNN reports.

 
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The Warren Buffet Economy, Part 3: Why Its Days Are Numbered





During the last 27 years the financial system has ballooned dramatically while the US economy has slowed to a crawl - a divergent trend that has intensified with the passage of time. While the rationale for monetary central planning is bogus, the model on which state intervention is based is even more invalid.

 
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Stop Printing Money For The Banks, Hand Out Cash To The People Instead, Citi Tells Australia





"Fiscal stimulus to households was successful during the financial crisis. Cash payments to households of around 1% of GDP (half of the size deployed during the GFC) could help lift economic growth close to trend, particularly if the accompanying political message was “confidence enhancing." - Citi

 
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The Fed Is Funneling The Investing Herd Off A Cliff





Once you funnel everyone into risk assets and then mask the risk to generate complacency, you guarantee a bidless market when risk reappears.

 
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Trapped In A Bubble





When in a hole, stop digging. But when in a bubble, keep blowing.  Our ruling and wealthy elite are worried that they are stuck in their own ponzi scheme or bubble and are suffering from the general problem of all ponzis and bubbles – how to get out.

 
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Investing In Gold (Because Central Bankers Will Never Get Religion)





Gold bugs weren’t wrong - just super early. If central banks ever got religion and pulled a Volcker and hiked rates to the moon, it would be a remarkably bad time to hold gold. However, throughout history, there have been times where people were very sad that they didn’t own gold. We talk about one of them here. It’s very real, and the history of fiat currencies is also quite sad.

 
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