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rcwhalen's picture

Sol Sanders | Follow the money No. 84 If …

It’s U.S. politicking season, a European financial crisis blossoms, Chinese domestic turmoil escalates, Japan is lapsing into catatonia, India is returning to torpidity – not an easy time to call on common sense. But nothing is more necessary when examining the roller coaster markets and, even more, the pronunciamiento of talking heads who have burned out their synapses.


testosteronepit's picture

Bailout Rebellion in Germany Heats Up

Germany Geithner gets smacked down, and Germany might be threatened by a populist movement to exit the E.U. For the first time ever, a clear majority of Germans no longer sees any benefits to being part of the Eurozone.


williambanzai7's picture

ViSUAL CoMBaT DaiLY (9.16.11) (EnDLeSS EURO...)

COFFEE AND HOPE DONUTS STRICTLY PROHIBITED...


ilene's picture

Dumpster Diving?

Right now, dumpster diving is cute and fun and an interesting way to save money, but in the future there will be millions of Americans digging around in trash cans if we don't get this economy turned around.


thetrader's picture

News That Matters

All you need to know.


Bruce Krasting's picture

Solyndra - A few new facts. A few new questions

I have questions, as usual. Any help on these would be welcome.


ilene's picture

Banking for California's Future

California, like North Dakota, is resource-rich. A state-owned bank will allow it to capitalize on its resources to full advantage by providing the credit needed to realize its potential.


thetrader's picture

UBS and THE Big Trade?

2 BN USD is quite some money. In order to blow up such a sum, you need to accumulate some fairly big positions. In Equities, almost impossible, in currencies, more likely. Could THE trade have been a Long Vol CHF position? Who knows....?


williambanzai7's picture

2 STuPiD 2 SuRViVe (The Real Lessons of Lehman)

Lehman "A few good banks is better than a lot of bad one."--Jim Cramer


RickAckerman's picture

Banking's Titans Finally Get Their Comeuppance



George Washington's picture

Top Democratic Political Strategist: Obama Will Lose Unless He Prosecutes Wall Street Fraud and Fires His Crony Ca

Of course, Ron Paul would do a lot of these things on his own initiative.  But the MSM is fighting Ron Paul with every ounce of their protect-the-status-quo strength ...


Reggie Middleton's picture

The BoomBustBlog BNP Paribas "Run On The Bank" Model Available for Download

The BNP Paribas "Run On The Bank" Model is now available for download, absolutely free. Why don't you see for yourself if France's 2nd largest bank needs capital or is in risk of a bank run - using your inputs instead of relying on news clips, long only fund managers & conflicted European officials.


Phoenix Capital Research's picture

Before the Tape 9-15-11

This move reeks of desperation. The fact it occurred during options expiration further illustrates one of our long-held views: the Central Banks intervene during options expiration week whenever possible to permit the largest upside move (See the Fed’s juicing of the market post-QE 1 in 2010).


Phoenix Capital Research's picture

This Intervention REEKS of Desperation

  The primary problem is that the world Central Banks continue to intervene to prop the markets up. We had a global intervention earlier today… forcing the US Dollar to collapse while the Euro soared.This is an act of desperation. It is essentially an admission on the part of the Central Banks that Europe is in a full-scale liquidity crisis a la pre-Lehman.  


Bruce Krasting's picture

On the swap

Well, we got what I thought we would. Now, what does it mean?


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