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Brazil Throws In Towel On Budget; Citi Compares Fiscal Outlook To "Bloody Terror Film"





"In the meantime, in our (un)beloved country, there is something scarier than Freddy Krueger: our growth / fiscal outlook."

 
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Guest Post: Stanley Fischer Speaks - More Drivel From A Dangerous Academic Fool





With every passing week that money markets rates remain pinned to the zero bound by the Fed, the magnitude of the financial catastrophe hurtling toward main street America intensifies. When the next financial bubble crashes it can only be hoped that this time the people will grab their torches and pitchforks. Stanley Fischer ought to be among the first tarred and feathered for the calamity that he has so arrogantly helped enable.

 
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The Financial Times Joins the "Ban Physical Cash" Chorus





This is just the beginning. As Central Bankers grow more and more desperate in the coming months, you’ll see more and more calls for extreme measures such as banning physical cash or imposing a “carry tax” on those who remove cash from the system.

 
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It Gets Even Uglier In Canada





Businesses get “crunched” in the Oil Patch, consumers lose it, indexes hit Financial Crisis levels. 

 
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Policy Confusion Reigns As China Caps Muni Debt, Uncaps Bank Debt, And Bad Loans Soar





In the latest example of Beijing attempting to deleverage and re-leverage all at once, China has lifted a cap on loan-to-deposit ratios for banks while simultaneously capping local government debt issuance for 2015. Meanwhile, bad loans are still on the rise at China's "big four" banks, underscoring the extent to which China's economy is rapidly deteriorating and drawing a line under the risk the PBoC is running by forcing banks to lend into an extraordinarily uncertain environment.

 
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Einstein, Physics, Gold and The Formula To End Economic Decay





According to Einstein reality must comprise the physics of energy and matter. Match the physics of enterprise with the physics of gold and you cannot but get prosperity. It can be no other way! This is not philosophy. This is Physics!”

 
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$7.1 Trillion In Global Sovereign Wealth Fund Assets: The Infographic





"The first three months of 2015 only saw a marginal increase in SWF assets in the headwind of falling oil prices. TheCityUK expects that SWFs’ assets will increase by 4% in 2015 to $7.4 trillion, well below the 12% average annual growth seen over the previous five years. Flows into some funds could turn negative. Growth in SWFs’ assets is closely related to the price of oil, as around 60% of SWFs’ assets originate from commodity exports."

 
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What Happens When A Company, Or An Economy, Can’t Squeeze Any More Juice Out Of The Lemon





The more we think about it, the less the classical division between microeconomics (which studies the behavior of individuals and production entities) and macroeconomics (which deals with the performance of the economy as a whole and not its individual markets and components) makes any sense - certainly not in the 21st century. And in our view it is this disconnect between the two that is at the heart of the failure of Keynesian economics – which at best is incomplete and at worst is all just baloney.

 
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Lies You Will Hear As The Economic Collapse Progresses





It is undeniable; the final collapse triggers are upon us, triggers alternative economists have been warning about since the initial implosion of 2008. You would think that the more obvious the economic collapse becomes, the more alternative analysts will be vindicated and the more awake and aware the average person will be. Not necessarily... In fact, the mainstream spin machine is going into high speed the more negative data is exposed and absorbed into the markets. If you know your history, then you know that this is a common tactic by the establishment elite to string the public along with false hopes so that they do not prepare or take alternative measures while the system crumbles around their ears. At the onset of the Great Depression the same strategies were used.

 
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The Troubling Decline Of Financial Independence In America





If you can't work for yourself and afford health insurance, something is seriously messed up.

 
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A Forensic View of a Wall Street Bank Balance Sheet Shows How Much Risk Rests In Its "Assets"





After forensically analyzing Morgan Stanley's balance sheet (which is very much like the rest of Wall Street's balance sheet) I can draw direct parallels to that of Lehman and Bear Stearns in 2007. It's a party!

 
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Chinese Stocks To Plunge Another 35%, BofA Says





"As soon as people sense the government is withdrawing from direct intervention, there will be lots of investors starting to dump stocks again."

 
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The Scariest Number For The Oil Industry: $550 Billion





Just over half a trillion dollars: that's how much cash US shale producers and other oil industry companies will need to repay in maturing debt over the next 5 years.

 
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Guest Post: The Donald Exposed (A Reality Check For Trumpeteers)





It’s all emotional bullshit because what one hardly ever reads about from these Trumpeteer Marionettes is an actual discussion about Trump on the issues. It’s more important to squeeze out yet another orgasmic fountain of joy because he threw out some Univision reporter; “Oh, look! Isn’t zee Donald just Wunderbar!!” Screw that. So, let’s look at what The Donald believes... by his own words.

 
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