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I never dreamed of it then as I watched; no one on earth dreamed of that unerring missile. (The War of The Worlds--H.G. Wells)

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The Counterfactual Case Against ZIRP

Bond Carry Trade Federal Reserve Monetary Policy None Twitter Twitter These are two areas where the Federal Reserve might want to consider in their overall evaluation of the effectiveness of the ZIRP Experiment. I think the counterfactual case in these two examples is quite compelling.

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Snowden: NSA Employees Routinely Pass Around Nude Photos Obtained Via Mass Surveillance

SPY NSA Spies On Americans, Then Passes Around Their Nude Pictures and Videos

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Malaysia Airlines Management Needs Overhaul

China Middle East Twitter Twitter Ukraine How stupid do you have to be to send a commercial flight over what essentially is a warzone? How much do you think the airline actually saved by taking the most direct route?

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What Happens to These Folks When the Bond Bubble Bursts?

B+ Bear Market Bond Federal Reserve Meltdown So not only are we dealing with an investment landscape in which virtually no working fund manager has experienced a bear market in bonds… we’ve actually got an entire generation of investment professionals who have experienced only one increase in interest rates in 14 years.

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Gold, Silver, Oil, Wheat Surge After Malaysian Airliner Shot Down Over Ukraine

Bitcoin India Middle East Switzerland Ukraine Volatility Gold, silver, oil and wheat (see table) surged today after confirmaton that a Malaysian passenger airliner was shot down over the Ukraine. The tragedy is set to be used by opposing sides as a stick to beat each other with and inflame an already very tense geopolitical situation. 

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The Losers From U.S. Sanctions: AMERICAN Businesses

China Iran New York Times Ron Paul Wall Street Journal U.S. Sanctions Against Foreign Nations Are Hurting American Companies

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You nasty glob of spit!

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The Fed Needs to Raise Rates Now!

AIG Bond Borrowing Costs CPI CRAP Credit Default Swaps default Federal Reserve Janet Yellen Obamacare Twitter Twitter Volatility Janet Yellen is always one step behind.  If people start to ask you "Are you fat?", then you ARE fat!

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Try As He Might, Mario Draghi’s Magic Levers Just Won’t Create Growth

B+ Bank of Japan Fail Global Economy Goldman Sachs goldman sachs Harvard Business School Japan Reality World Bank No one knows how this will play out. We all know on some level that it will not end well, but exactly how and when it will all backfire remains to be seen. We’ve already had two epic Crises in the last 15 years. By the look of things, we’re heading for a third one in the not to distant future.

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Microsoft Layoffs: Insane M&A Frenzy Leads To Next Jobs Crisis

Global Economy Goldman Sachs goldman sachs Janet Yellen Unemployment Unemployment Claims 35,000 global M&A deals will likely be made this year, promising “efficiencies” and “synergies,” hence job cuts. The Great M&A Frenzy of 2007/8 ended in the Great Jobs Crisis!

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India Sees Gold Imports Surge 65% In June

Bank of England Bitcoin Brazil BRICs Central Banks China Federal Reserve Germany Goldman Sachs goldman sachs India International Monetary Fund Janet Yellen Middle East Precious Metals Quantitative Easing Real estate Recession recovery Reserve Currency Reuters Smart Money Testimony The sell off was greeted by Chinese buyers as Chinese premiums edged up to just over $1 an ounce on the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE). Gold price drops this year have led to a marked increase in demand for gold as seen in very large increases in ETF holdings (See chart - Orange is Gold, Purple is absolute change in gold ETF holdings). The smart money in Asia, the West and globally continues to use price dips as an opportunity to allocate to gold.

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