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The Complete World Currency War Heatmap

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A regular feature back in 2010 when we had our first taste of global currency warfare as Brazil's finance minister accurately summarized when he said "a currency war has broken out" (and yes: currency war existed then, and especially in the 1930s which led to the Great Depression, long before the recent eponymous book came out desperate to take credit for this simplistic concept) were the global FX heatmaps which showed how any given currency is doing on any given day. Since currency warfare is now back and more violent than at any time in the past 80 years, it only makes sense to bring back a long-time reader favorite: the currency warfare heatmaps which show who, on any given day, is winning and losing, the global race to debase and in the process beggar all globalized and SWIFT-interlinked neighbors. But don't forget: in a relativistic fiat world, nobody can actually win the global race to debase. Well, not nobody: gold (and other precious metals) can, assuming it is not confiscated as it was the last time the US ended the global currency war with a 50%+ devaluation of the USD relative to gold... and promptly confiscated all gold.

Legend for the charts below for any given currency:

  • red indicates a given country/insolvent monetary union is winning the FX debasement war relative to any given currency;
  • green indicates it is losing it.

Below are the currency warfare charts for today:

USD - doing solidly well, trouncing Brazil, South Africa, India, Canada and Russia showing Europe who is boss. The only clear winners against King Dollar: tiny Iceland.

EUR - not too shabby either, mauling Brazil, South Africa and landlocked Switzerland, but retreating against the US, China, Argentina, and of course Iceland.

JPY - today's clear winner, except again for Iceland which just like in Risk, remains a key strategic hotspot for anyone hell bent on destroying their currency. 

GBP - the biggest loser today, is this once powerful colonial nation, whose currency has appreciated against most of the world.


But one day is tactics. One year is strategy. Here is what the fallout of currency warfare over the past year looks like. The undisputed winner of the past year's currency nuke out is...

JPY - That's right: the Japanese Yen is the winner by a mile from all the coordinated currency intervention in the past year: not one country has managed to destroy its currency nearly by as much. The only problem now is if China will actually agree to import any of Japan's products and services any time soon, as not even a JPY at 0.00 will help much unless this key export market remains shut over that whole island fiasco.

Since every clear winner needs a clear loser, here it is:

EUR - the European currency has soared in the past year, and in the process has made life for both its export industry and its current account next to impossible. One can only hope the ECB can reponzify as much capital into the troubled nations to offset the increasing trade isolation of the insolvent continent, which will soon have to figure out a way to boost German exports or else. 

Curiously, the USD is doing only so-so despite the fact that it has been long priced in that Bernanke will print some $1+ trillion in 2013, and another $1 trillion in 2014, and so on.

As for Cable, well, Mark Carney has yet to introduce the BOE to just how Goldman suicides your currency:


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Tue, 01/29/2013 - 12:41 | 3195137 Glass Seagull
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Any fool can print, but the winners of the FX war are those with sophisticated financial and communitcations networks. 

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 12:57 | 3195182 FL_Conservative
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The only answer is to go print another $10TT asap.  We'll show everyone else how it's done.  Get to work, Mr. Chairman.


BTW, FUCK YOU, Bernanke.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:11 | 3195212 SafelyGraze
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the solution is as simple as it is obvious: the world needs a single, central monetary authority to smooth out the fluctuations among the present antiquated national currencies

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:26 | 3195257 Kitler
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And it will eventually have it, combined with the eradication of all national sovereignty for good measure.

Winner takes all you know.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:01 | 3195953 Lucius Corneliu...
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Only terrorists will resist.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:31 | 3196059 AgAu_man
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All resistors will be branded 'terrorists', if they haven't already been laid off, made destitute, isolated, marginalized, arrested or 'suicided'.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:35 | 3196085 TheFourthStooge-ing
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All resistors will be banded, with colored bands, to indicate the degree of their resistance.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 17:27 | 3196300 Darth Stacker
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I'd guess a mark $ on the hand or forehead 

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 17:35 | 3196339 TomJoad
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I see what you did there...


Wed, 01/30/2013 - 02:57 | 3197969 Tall Tom
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Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:22 | 3195258 kw2012
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Um, that would cause MASSIVE deleveraging and instant global depression as countries could not print their own money.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 14:00 | 3195388 TPTB_r_TBTF
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global depression will be good for the environment.

global depression is green.  TPTB want a cleaner planet. 

The sheeple will need to cut back on their consumption.  TPTB will own everything at that point, so global markets wonT matter any more.  Profits donT matter if you own everything.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:34 | 3195302 FL_Conservative
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That's close to the stupidist thing I've ever heard.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:17 | 3195737 hooligan2009
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was the other one "yes we can"? :>) 

sure hope it wasn't "you will take it out at the right time won't you?" - thats q ..not....well never mind..

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:54 | 3196158 Cap Matifou
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And played backward you hear this

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 23:07 | 3197559 hooligan2009
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Tue, 01/29/2013 - 14:13 | 3195435 lasvegaspersona
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Will we have a new world anthem? I hate having to learn new songs and learning to salute new ways.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 19:13 | 3196716 e_goldstein
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Right, and goose stepping seems so passe.


Tue, 01/29/2013 - 14:18 | 3195454 FL_Conservative
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If a "simple" solution is what you want, then all we need to do is go back to a gold standard that sufficiently locks down the volume of currency each country can put into circulation.  But don't hold your breath for that happening.  It would make too much sense and wouldn't allow central bankers and their pet politicians to manipulate the game to their advantage....which is why it will never happen.  At least not until the whole deal collapses.

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 03:08 | 3197976 Tall Tom
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Currency??? Anthor Paper Gold Ponzi Scheme? That is what the Bretton Woods US Dollar was. We printed more currency than there was Gold backing them. France called the bluff and the USA DEFAULTED.


Now we have a Paper Gold Market with the ETFs. Of course when the Naked Shorts are exposed then they will just raise the price until there are enough sellers to cover their shorts. Yes they can print Dollars as fast as they can print the Paper Gold.


The Nation-States themselves need to be decentralized, divested, and not have any monopoly over money whatsoever.


Yet that has too much to do with Freedom and Liberty and we cannot have that, right?

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 17:44 | 3196390 steve from virginia
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"the world needs a single, central monetary authority to smooth out the fluctuations among the present antiquated national currencies ... "


The world using the Singapore- or Hong Kong dollars is not a good idea ... there aren't enough of them to start with.


If humans cannot manage the antiquated national currencies how would they possible manage a trans-national variety?


Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:35 | 3195303 CrashisOptimistic
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Astonishing item.

Sashay over to Bloomberg's economic calendar.  The GDP report for first look 2012 Q4 is tomorrow.

They have crashed "consensus" to 1%.  1%!!!

Goldman said what, 1.5% last week?  BAC 1.7%?

Bloomberg is setting up an absurd, monumental beat.

FYI, anything under 1.6% will yield an average for all of 2012 < 2%.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 14:19 | 3195456 Stuntgirl
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`+ 1 for using the word "sashay"

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:46 | 3195321 Ghordius
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come on, Tyler "One can only hope the ECB can reponzify as much capital into the troubled nations to offset the increasing trade isolation of the insolvent continent...", pull the other one, it has bells on

do I have to search the ZH archives for that graph that shows that europe is still the trading continent? or how much europeans owe... to other europeans?

next to your brilliance you simply have an anti-EUR bias, methinks - the only reason why I post here, and for my avatar

The ECB has it's rates always too high, the LTRO loans are not to be paid back, stabeeleetee is a French swear word, austerity is for idiots and balancing budgets is for fools - as all plans, particularly if long term oriented

the Germans are going to break away full of furor teutonicus, then the Greeks, the Irish, the Portuguese, the Spaniards and of course the Italians are nearly out, of course

you disliked Berlusconi when he was in power - when Monti followed he was a " GS plant", as Berlusconi's party stopped it's support for the President's technical government you were so happy to hear Mr. B's anti-EUR canvassing

when Sarkozy was French president you could not hate anybody more... except of course when he was followed by - omg! - a true socialist. the perfect image of a red rich-man-eating surrender monkey

you absolutely love Mr. Farage, the head of a party that could not be elected in the UK but - thanks to the proportional electoral system you never mention (perhaps it goes against your anti-continental tastes?) - is elected as English MEP and abstains from voting in the EU parliament

meanwhile Mr. Farage is the very best friend of the City of London banks - was even made a Fellow by that old corporation - and his PM Cameron just promised a referendum on the EU exit if he gets elected again, years away

AND YET YOU NEVER ASK ONE QUESTION: what would have happened without the EUR? I can tell you based on previous currency skirmishes: you would have written tons of articles about which part of the currency grids look fine for a speculative raid - medium sized national banks being the perfect target for Soros "touches". Is that what you miss? should those national banks just trot like lambs to the altar?

You are the undiscussed champion on the exposure of the HFT scam - yet the continental "solution", i.e. raising a very small tax on transactions is against your morals, and will of course doom, doom, doom europe

there is a chance to "lose" this currency war for the EUR, and this chance is increasing, Tyler - I'm not betting on it (though I'm somewhat "naturally exposed") but remember that the EUR/eurozone club was designed with this very scenario prominently in mind - in the same way as the EU was designed with a trade war in mind. You sound like you are still betting against, and I seriously would not advice so

rant end, pls continue your otherwise sterling work

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:52 | 3195361 falak pema
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+1 Ghordius.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 14:25 | 3195485 TheGardener
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If it speaks like the Bundesbank herself, she probably is speaking. This Ghordius is the Bundesbank on her behalf.

If not we two have been ever :-)

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 14:37 | 3195549 TheGardener
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"next to your brilliance you simply have an anti-EUR bias, methinks - the only reason why I post here, and for my avatar"

Next to your recognized brilliance among your German pears
is your status of being paid for your brilliance in kind.

Let me guess : you are a prison inmate with Internet access
; not to bright because they rather hang them selves, if
they ever had skillz, your type here and ready and useless
except for posting survival slogans.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 14:49 | 3195596 Colonial Intent
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Not every member of ZH agrees with every single thing the holy Tyler says.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 14:50 | 3195597 falak pema
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the inconstant gardener...

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:18 | 3195747 TheGardener
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Sorry to admit and say, I `am fully with you guys.

Thanks for mentioning, I`am up and ready, thinking towards
our ways...

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:14 | 3195725 Ghordius
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lol - do you have something against me being a fan of ZH? a critical one? plenty of fairly easy targets in my rant to resort to the "paid prisoner of the BuBa ad hom". come on, give it a try, bring some arguments

though I like it: Ghordius, the prisoner of the BundesBank (as a movie a remake of Prisoner of Zelda)

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:23 | 3196037 TheGardener
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No, sorry for having you dismissed on our chear-up-the euro-team. You will be back on our scheme once funds come available.

While we are talking for real, what makes a man defend the
Euro for havens sake unless he is at least a "Staatsekretar"
within the ECB Bundesbank connection and still allowed to build up a comment base full of endless approval, kind of nice reasonable guy INSPITE of supporting the EURO?

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 03:44 | 3197997 Ghordius
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I could write something about my support for more "classical liberal" themes like the reintroduction of a gold standard, banking practice restrictions, better, smarter monitoring of markets, and the endless fight against corruption

Or I could just read ZH, as I did before

I believe in the "public thing" - what the Romans called the "Res Publica", i.e. the republic as the proper political setup for free men and citizens

I also believe that for this "thing" to work you need legions of involved, critically thinking citizens for every "secretary of state"

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 14:48 | 3195587 falak pema
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Ghordius and I have our differences about the resilience of the Euro group to crisis.

But we agree that ZH is excellent as an analyst of the market and financial world but leaning to libertarian ideology when it comes to making a synthetic overview of world interactivity. 

One thing I contend, but which is totally unverifiable in retrospect, is to appreciate if the ZH position, as of 2008, would not have precipitated a crisis that was worth inflicting on the world. 

I totally agree that as of JAn 1 2009 what has happened is unacceptable and we should have stopped the propagation of the Ponzi by stifling financialisation world wide; something that ZH has never openly espoused, as it means not only killing the TBTF but killing the whole derivatives and shadow banking shooting match world wide. Something that the trading community feels destroys the market and reintroduces government controls. 

ZH does not support the position I support of making banking and markets go back to PRE 1980 days, before Reaganomics, incorporating in addition, a solution to FED/PD generated fiat bonanza of fractional reserve of the 70s. 

Making the market eat its derivatives crap and making floating rates and Friedman and the City/WS of today a thing of  the past...Voilà a dream. 

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 14:28 | 3195499 hooligan2009
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hmmm..Tyler is more than capable of speaking for observation is that some targets are asier to hit than others and that their is no transatlantic racism to debasism in the articles I read.

US states, European states, Swiss cantons, Japanese kazoku or yakuza, Chinese local authority corruption ...all are fair game. I read the US oriented articles and find them every bit as pointed (virtiolic) as European ones.

just saying. and was that an intended pun for "sterling work"?

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:07 | 3195697 Ghordius
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let me put it this way: the "water" Tyler swims in is per se biased. the poor fellow(s) read(s) insane amounts of bank publications written in NY and the City - the "AngloSaxon" bias, as the French call it (some the "Imperial" bias) or, better, the AngloPhone one

there are lots of commonly misunderstood "features" behind continental politics and actions - I just try to correct some

and yet, when it comes to the FED, his critique is different from the one of the ECB

there is lots to criticize about both the ECB and the EU - but I like truth, and suppose that this is what most really look for, here

I wish it was an intended pun, but no, that was a now-let's-type-away rant trying to remember some salient points I discussed here before

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:30 | 3196065 TheGardener
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The Bundesbank thing was meant to be a compliment.
Came across as a punch as in real world fight club,
ZH kind of fight : fail. Take the compliment for what it` s worth.

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 03:46 | 3198001 Ghordius
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I'll take it - though I would be delighted if you refute any of my arguments, in future

you don't go to a fight club in the hope you don't get a black eye, from time to time ;-)

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:00 | 3195187 Carl Spackler
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Hmmmm, I was thinking the "winners" would be the ones with the strongest Army/Navy, flying drones or assault weapons.

I guess it all depends on how you define "winning," as it will become more than just an Atari game when the map gets really red.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:23 | 3195261 kw2012
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That would be China

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:55 | 3195368 Umh
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Drones are relatively cheap and I expect someone to export them to the US anytime.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 14:04 | 3195400 Ghordius
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wait until we have cheap drones on wheels - or/and cross terrain legs - an MG and a granade launcher

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 12:59 | 3195188 rotagen
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Gee, this is Al-most interesting!  Thanks, I find time to be most annoying, and I do enjoy killing it in most mundane meaningless ways.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 14:19 | 3195138 francis_sawyer
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lol ~ USD, EUR, GBP, JPY... As if they're all really different... If you spend minimal effort to dig down a little, it's ridiculously EASY to find the tie that binds these worthless pieces of confetti...


Alas ~ the world is dearth of 'digger downers'... [Probably because the MSM always has them looking another way]...

'Shalom' Bernanke is actually probably right... SPEND 'EM as fast as you can...


Edit: I love the JUNKERS on this site... OK, let's review...

- USD, GBP, EUR, & JPY are... IN FACT... worthless confetti [or 'will be', in the movement of time]

- there are, IN FACT, central banks [which represent the 'tie that binds' these soon to be worthless pieces of confetti]

- The MSM is, IN FACT, looking the other way [probably due to who 'controls' their message]

- Shalom Bernanke does, IN FACT, wish for you to spend

- If you do spend a 'soon to be worthless' piece of paper [for something MATERIAL], you have IN FACT acquired VALUE in the exchange...


Piss off cunts... [Oh look ~ there's francis_sawyer ~ since we have an IQ of 20, we think he hates bitcoin & jews]... Let's junk his ass & bring peace, justice, & everlasting prosperity to the world...

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 12:42 | 3195145 Cunnial
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Maps Bitchez...

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 12:43 | 3195147 SheepDog-One
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Who cares....WOW look at the DOW go! Only a couple hundred points until it busts right thru the prior utterly inside bubble top where 'many tough lessons were learned and we'll surely never do THAT again'....oh well fuck it off we go!

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 12:51 | 3195169 El Hosel
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Just win baby! Everybody loves a winner. Winner winner chicken dinner....... nuf said.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 12:48 | 3195158 williambanzai7
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Tue, 01/29/2013 - 14:29 | 3195502 flapdoodle
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WB7 - you needed to put a propeller beanie on 'helicopter ben'...

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:00 | 3195159 Manthong
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" the last time the US ended the global currency war with a 50%+ devaluation of the USD relative to gold... and promptly confiscated all gold."

It’s important to get the sequence right in order to comprehend the evil..

FDR confiscated the gold first and then devalued the dollar, effectively destroying the investment/insurance value for anyone who held gold as part of their savings.

“As citizens complied with the new ”law” by turning in gold, the gold reserves of the US Treasury and Federal Reserve increased. After most of the public’s gold was turned in, FDR raised the official price from $20.67 to $35.00 per troy ounce. How “convenient”. Gold-clause Federal Reserve notes were not recalled and remained in circulation. But they could no longer be exchanged for gold, except by certain foreign central banks. Those with connections were able to buy valuable assets with mere paper. Wealth was concentrated in fewer hands.”

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:26 | 3195272 kw2012
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Illinois recently tried to have all private gold sales registered... Just like guns. Gotta know where it is before you can confiscate it. My Grandfather said his biggest regret was turning in his gold and he did so because he was a man of honesty and integrity. But with hindsight, he would have never done it. 

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:46 | 3195337 Bullionaire
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"But don't forget: in a relativistic fiat world, nobody can actually win the global race to debase. Well, not nobody: gold (and other precious metals) can, assuming it is not confiscated as it was the last time the US ended the global currency war with a 50%+ devaluation of the USD relative to gold... and promptly confiscated all gold."


Tyler has made this mistake before: devaluing the dollar from $20.67 to $35 is in fact a 69.327% devaluation.


So there.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 12:49 | 3195164 mayhem_korner
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Ben's going to have to double down if he's going to catch up (down?) to the thoroughbreds.  (And Bazooka Joe's going to have to take up residence in a $1 jar)

+1 for "country/insolvent monetary union", "mauling Brazil", and "except again for Iceland, just like in Risk"  Very well played.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 12:50 | 3195166 Falconsixone
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I'm going to print this and wipe my dogs ass with it (except Iceland) and mail it to 

200 West Street, New York City, New York 10004

Goldman Sachs - headquarters
Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:33 | 3195299 mess nonster
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Looks like Chavezuela did pretty good in the race to the bottom.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:40 | 3195322 ParkAveFlasher
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Boatloads of tungsten will do that.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 14:57 | 3195634 mess nonster
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I won't assay your gold if you don't assay my gold.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 12:54 | 3195177 lasvegaspersona
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The modern analogy would be "they devalued the dollar relative to all other currencies...then confiscated all other currencies."

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 12:55 | 3195180 Mad Mohel
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Anybody catch that piece of shit Krugman this morning? These heatmaps would surely give him a chub. The guy was spouting off saying, "look at Japan they are pedal to the floor and not getting punished, so what's the fuckin biggie?" I paraphrase of course.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:40 | 3195320 mess nonster
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Krugman never saw a printing press he didn't like.

To play devil's advocate- people don't starve during hyperinflation, they just become slaves. The starvation comes later, when the hyperinflation crashes into the debt-deflationary black hole.

Keynes hated the rentier class. F--king bourgeoisie! Steal their property by inflating the money supply and put them all in chains! So does Krugman, except of course, he is one. Self-hatred takes so many forms. He'd better read Darknes at Noon and prepare himself.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 12:58 | 3195185 falak pema
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currency wars and asymmetry balances...

What currency wars do is stifle real economic growth and increase the cost of capital to unacceptabe levels for the real economy. The asymptote approaches. 

Bubble markets and CBs tactics just feed the steam as we slide towards the Iceberg heading our way. They protect their hoarded wealth hoping the world will not collapse all the while they drill holes into the hull of their own collecitve ship, as each CB is a compartiment of that lady the Titanic. 

Talk about tail wagging the dog. I wonder how the Sheikh of Saud feels and Putin.

They are more the true kings of the world than these wanking CB frenetics. Unless they have hocked their socks to the fiat brigade.

Tweeter and Davos...what a joke.  I'd love to poke that baloon as Lagarde spoke of "staying on the ball" to all participants.

And pop went the weasel; party over as they head for the nuke shelters. 

Oh well, back to writing my novel. At least that is based on real blood n guts events not on currency wars of electronic fiat dissemination! 

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 14:02 | 3195392 mess nonster
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Oh, no, not you too! Wasting your time on ZH while you could be doing something productive! And I thought I was all alone!

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:01 | 3195189 Inthemix96
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Seeing as I am a moral man (I hope I am),

When they come for me to sign up for WWIII, I will at first sign the papers because seeing as I am a Britisher there is no other way I can get my hands on a battle rifle, and then promptly go AWOL.

I will then pop down to the parliament and use said battle rifle to even a few grudes I have.  And I can guarantee you I wont be the only one.

These fuckers want to go wrecking the lives of people I have never met, and probably have as much malice for me as I have them?  Well, if the smarmy child molesting perverts in parliament want me to fight a war to kill more fucking innocent people I can give you my word that inthemix96 will take no arms against his fellow man, but I would most surely take arms (if they are daft enough to give me a battle rifle) against the war criminal class, child buggering coverup merchants, in-bred, blue blooded thieves who think they are worth more than my life.

Be warned GCHQ, start this shit, and if enough folk like me can find their arse from their elbow you will have a war alright.

Just not the fucker you thought you would have.

You fucking stinking filthy cunts.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:11 | 3195210 Carl Spackler
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Civil war is still war, you know.

Since you're all in, Mr. Inthemix96, what do you plan to do with the media, who do the dirty work (controlling the masses) for said establishment types?

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:29 | 3195280 Inthemix96
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You asume Mr Spackler from your remark that most people are asleep.

They most certainly are in most opinion polls, but not the folk I mix with on a daily basis.  I can tell you only what I personally know but more than 4 out of 5 who I talk with in this area of Britishland are well aware of the problems.  Even my own mother and father know the score, and I say again, I would no further take a grudge against KNOWN normal day-to-day folk than a fucking politician.

Google these names and find youtubes for them, Nick Clegg.  David Cameron.  William Hague. Danny Alexander (this ones a good one).  Ian Duncan Smith.  Doreen Nades.  Margeret Beckett.  David and Ed Milliband.  Ed Balls.  Harriet Harman.  Micheal Gove.  Jeremy Cunt.  Menzies Campbell.  Vincent Cable.  Anthony Bliar.  Gordon Brown.

I could go on but wont.  This lot of parasitical in-breeded child molesters, and just for interest the whore Harriet Harman would like the age of concent lowered to 12-14 years of age, I wonder why?  This lot want people like me to fight others for them?  And the names above are from all three "Main" parties here in Britain.  This lot of human floatsom would have others like me die for their cause?  Not going to happen friend, not at all.  Let these disgusting excuses of skin and waste fight, and their kids.

They want me to go forth?  They had better not give the likes of me a weapon I would happily use on them first.  And as I say, there are a lot more like me out there who will fight, but not the cause the peodophile politicians would have us do.  And I am being serious.  If war criminals like Bliar and Bush are swaning around free as a bird, it can only be a matter of time before they are not.  Fuck them, and the horse they rode in on.  Inhuman cunts.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:47 | 3195343 jmcadg
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Amen brother. That's a proper scummy list you have there. Lot of people tired of this shit.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 14:06 | 3195411 mess nonster
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Inthemix, you say you're a moral person. ...oh, what the fuck. Sometimes I am overwhelmed by the futility of it all. I think this is the root of my pornography addiction.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 14:12 | 3195430 TPTB_r_TBTF
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Maybe they will train you to be a drone pilot.  Then you can really have some "fun".

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 15:43 | 3196594 DaveyJones
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inthemix shows us just how much these criminals over estimate themselves and under estimate the rest 

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 03:39 | 3197995 Tall Tom
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As for the media...I was on Yahoo the other day...That just says enough.


There was a Poll on Gun Control on Yahoo. 59% of the respondents to the poll stated that...THERE IS TOO MUCH REGULATION ALREADY. That was with over 59,000 responses.


At the same time there was an article posted that said that, according to the polls, Americans overwhelmingly wanted more Gun Control.


The media LIES about Poll Results. It is all unbelievable now. They are losing control by the hour and they know it. It scares them to death.


Do not take what the MSM says for real. It is propaganda used in order to promote fear.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:11 | 3195217 rehypothecator
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Kind of a bummer you people gave up the sport-utility rifles in the first place. 

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:35 | 3195306 reload
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You would be suprised how many of those weapons are still in circulation. I am fortunate to live a rural life these days - Everybody I know has at least one shot gun, and the local fire arms officer comes round once every 5 years to check that your storage is secure and that you have updated your ceretificate with the serial numbers of the guns you have. But getting a rifle is not hard - the last time the fire arms man came to see me, he said "if you wanted a rifle and firearm certificate it would be no problem".

Turns out there are almost as many rifles in my county as shotguns. I later found out that almost 1/2 my male staff are rifle owners - and use their weapons for hunting (deer, foxes etc) as well as on the range.

It is all tightly controled  -  you even have to present your firearm license to buy ammo - and your purchases are logged. Magazines are limited to 5 rounds, and no automatic weaponry is permitted. But a rifle is a rifle and very nice to have - My neighbour has a range set up in some woodland, but there are plenty of gun clubs with ranges.  

So I think any Brit who was prepared to jump through a few hoops could own a rifle and teach his kids to shoot. Its just that most dont want to, or dont realise they can.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 14:30 | 3195503 mess nonster
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Syria had a standard-boilerplate gun control law in effect in 2001.

Hmm, I wonder how that's workin' for them.

Libya's gun control policies were even more draconian.

Somehow, when everyone needed a gun, they got one.

Somewhere betweem 70 million and 150 million AK's have been manufactured since 1947

As of 2007, there were 16 manufacturers of AK-47 variants in the USA

Arms dealers are happy to sell guns where they are wanted. Arms dealers are not known to be especially scrupulous when it comes to obeying gun control laws.

I wouldn't be too worried about disarmament. If you really want a gun, you're sure to find one.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 15:49 | 3203582 rehypothecator
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By "sport-utility rifles" I meant things like AR15s - and their 308 big brothers, like AR10s, FN-FALs, and HK91s.  I don't think you can get those quite so easily, and it's too bad that you can't. 

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:14 | 3195229 jmcadg
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I'll happily join ya. Eton toffs watch out, actually, they'd probably enjoy us tearing them another arsehole.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:15 | 3195233 stant
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a chance to raise merry hell? count me in. i ve already got my own stuff no need for govt support

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:20 | 3195249 Winston Churchill
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Are you anywhere near Radlet ,Herts ?

If so I could steer you in the right direction of getting the needed supplies.

I just cannot let that positive energy go to waste.  

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:31 | 3195286 Inthemix96
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Sorry mate,

20 miles outside Newcastle Upon Tyne.  We Geordies know this is a fucking scam.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:56 | 3195374 Winston Churchill
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Well, if you change your mind.They are not going anywhere.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:49 | 3196141 Shigure
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If you are going to Parliament from Newcastle Upon Tyne, you would pass Radlet, Herts on the way :)

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 17:06 | 3196214 Inthemix96
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Yes I will.

No fucking problem.  These cunts need sorting out, blokes like me might just grow some balls and do it.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:08 | 3195197 hooligan2009
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currency whores in the race to debase which really got going when Abe won the elections

two weeks and counting...

and now, the second currencies (including China) will get massively pissed off with Japan and will want to devalue in order to remain regionally competitive. the big winners not on that basket mentioned prior...saudi riyals and the other freer floating middle eastern oil based currencies (kuwaiti dinar!!! now that iraq can't invade..probably want to load up on iraqi dinars, if you can find a bank that is

Europe (Merkel) will gripe, but is as unable to co-ordinate currency intervention as it is fiscal consolidation. Who is responsible for the selling of national central bank reserves of euros in europe? ministers of fnance? european commision, ecb? answer is no-one.

the brazilians, russians, canadians (plus norwegians) will get the benefit of lots more dollars.

time to load up on oil and PM's (gold) as well

easy to see how global food prices take another massive leap as dollar terms anyway...hard currencies (and the euro because of ineptitude) plus the middlea easetern currencies

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:31 | 3195288 LMLP
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Any Usd rally in North or South East Asian currencies should be smashed!



Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:05 | 3195682 mess nonster
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Abe's dillemma; currency devaluation means austerity. The only way for Japan to be competitive in export markets is to lower standard of living to the level of Cambodia or Bangladesh.

Energy triage in favor of production of export goods, less energy for fancy toliets and computerized rice cookers or bullet trains.

He thinks 2% will do it, but that is the dream of a politician. If he can make everyone think 20% inflation is really 2%, he will demonstrate how good he is at his job.

This bullshit is coming soon to YOU.

Welcome to Ingsoc.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:05 | 3195199 NoDebt
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I really liked this article.  Red is "winning"- very clever.

Look, if it's a race to the bottom you should probably know who's getting there the quickest.  Can't get more obvious than looking at simple color-coded pictures.  Even I can understand that.



Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:05 | 3195202 DaveyJones
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"he's gonna see the big board!"

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:11 | 3195213 Moe Howard
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Risk! Now there is a game the elites love playing. The Middle East changes hands every turn!

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:12 | 3195219 LMLP
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Nice maps! ...  Ccy wars in focus and underway..... FX and Metals Bitchez!!

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:15 | 3195231 yogibear
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Also last time there was a currency war, there was a world war.

When the fools game of devaluation doesn't work it's mass destruction time and mass rebuilding.


Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:29 | 3195278 fuu
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Where's cougar_w when you need him?

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:53 | 3195365 DeficitAlchemist
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The Fed lamented the lack of cohesion between Central Banks in the FT yesterday.

Meet The Hegelian Dialectic, also known as - Problem - Reaction -Solution

Problem - There is a Global currency war with each nation attempting to devalue away its debts and boost exports

Reaction - Get the people through mass media to blame all economic sufferage on this issue and all civil unrest and unemployment to boot.

Solution - the solution is as simple as it is obvious: the world needs a single, central monetary authority to smooth out the fluctuations among the present antiquated national currencies.

Enter Global Central bank and backdoor NWO... 

Rothschilds/Rockefeller/ Kissinger/Other's purr at their ingenuity..


BTW  I am St Albans Herts..UK ex SADF will go to SA for my piece if necessary.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 14:17 | 3195446 hooligan2009
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no peace?

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:37 | 3195853 Mi Naem
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DeficitAlchemist says: "Solution - the solution is as simple as it is obvious: the world needs a single, central monetary authority to smooth out the fluctuations among the present antiquated national currencies.

Enter Global Central bank and backdoor NWO... 

Rothschilds/Rockefeller/ Kissinger/Other's purr at their ingenuity.."

That's really the whole ball of wax. 

Sometimes, I feel like the game's so rigged that we can try to keep from drowning as the roar of the approaching waterfall grows louder. 

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:55 | 3195367 DeficitAlchemist
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The Fed lamented the lack of cohesion between Central Banks in the FT yesterday.

Meet The Hegelian Dialectic, also known as - Problem - Reaction -Solution

Problem - There is a Global currency war with each nation attempting to devalue away its debts and boost exports

Reaction - Get the people through mass media to blame all economic sufferage on this issue and all civil unrest and unemployment to boot.

Solution - the solution is as simple as it is obvious: the world needs a single, central monetary authority to smooth out the fluctuations among the present antiquated national currencies.

Enter Global Central bank and backdoor NWO... 

Rothschilds/Rockefeller/ Kissinger/Other's purr at their ingenuity..


BTW  I am St Albans Herts..UK ex SADF will go to SA for my piece if necessary.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 14:54 | 3195613 mess nonster
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Damn! The underlying cycle is deflationary- eroding EROEI means less profit from energy expenditure. This means harder and harder to pay off debt X3 usury, this means cuts in employment.

Peak oil is a reality under $70/bbl (that's $2.30/gal gasoline). Handy price bbl crude-to-gallon gas calculator here:

When oil prices drop even close to this threshold, production dries up, since oil is now too scarce (expensive) to produce below the $70/bbl threshold. This production dead-end shocks oil supplies and keeps prices high enough to act as a brake on economic growth

Debt bubbles based on high EROEI begin to implode. Without Gov't bailouts, underlying energy deficit would lead to deflationary apocalypse. Gov'ts bail out banks with fiat QE, and then impose austerity on citizens to pay back X3 usury, further cutting into employment, wages, and further exacerbating underlying low EROEI.

Gov'ts then debase currency in effort to underbid other nations for export earnings, except no-one anywhere can buy the export products manufactured, due to EROEI keeping prices just out of reach of all consumers, who are squeezed between EROEI rock and austerity, incipient stagflation hard place. It is stagflation because the QE/fiat debasement, inflation of worthless money supply can barely keep up with the underlying deflationary erosion of asset prices- said erosion based on instinctive knnowledge that no-one anywhere will ever get paid back what they are owed, much less what they think their debased assets are worth in their own deluded and greedy self-serving minds.

Frustration (pension fund collapse) at the bottom builds, and elected officials sense it. They know they WILL BE CONSUMED by the mob- somehow they must find a way to vent the pent up anger and frustration. Blaming someone else, preferably someone who doesn't look or sound like you- it's a tried and true misdirection technique. A close second is blaming someone who may look and sound similar, but who is better off. Another tactic is to blame those who have a different religious affiliation.

War is the inevitable result of this sort of pass-the-buck, kick-the-can, whistle-in-the-dark, you-today, me-tomorrow short term thinking.



Wed, 01/30/2013 - 04:04 | 3198014 Tall Tom
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Whistling in The Dark?

Instead of TBTF it is They Might Be Giants

A woman came up to me and said
"I'd like to poison your mind
With wrong ideas that appeal to you
Though I am not unkind"
She looked at me, I looked at something
Written across her scalp
And these are the words that it faintly said
As I tried to call for help:


There's only one thing that I know how to do well
And I've often been told that you only can do
What you know how to do well
And that's be you,
Be what you're like,
Be like yourself,
And so I'm having a wonderful time
But I'd rather be whistling in the dark
Whistling in the dark  (X5)
There's only one thing that I like
And that is whistling in the dark

A man came up to me and said
"I'd like to change your mind
By hitting it with a rock," he said,
"Though I am not unkind."
We laughed at his little joke
And then I happily walked away
And hit my head on the wall of the jail
Where the two of us live today.


Whistling in the dark 
Whistling, whistling 
Whistling in the dark

Whistling (whistling), Whistling (whistling)
Dark (dark), Dark (dark) (X4) 



Tue, 01/29/2013 - 14:55 | 3195622 G_T_A_44
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It is far beyond inflating away debts in order to boost exports.


This is about the greatest Heist i.e. transfer of wealth from Main St. to crininal elites in history, as well as attempting to preserve the $USD hegemony via force (MIC) if necessary. Just to name a few amongst many others.


No need to worry though. All ends well.


* $600+TT (Quad+?) Global OTC Apocalypse

* Global Bond Mkt Implosion

* Curreny Cris'/Wars

* Cannibalization (bankers/elitists)

* Massive/Pervasive Global Civil Unrest


= Global Hyperinflationary Depression


Carry On~


Tue, 01/29/2013 - 14:49 | 3195593 eddiebe
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So what does this mean?

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 14:50 | 3195599 obthedgehog
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FDR confiscated the gold first, then devalued.  Can't be paying the serfs back in real money, can we?

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 04:11 | 3198020 Tall Tom
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Stop being a serf. Get the Gold. There is still some time.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:48 | 3196138 AgAu_man
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Symmetric fiat currency wars, where a whole group circles the drain and takes turns at being tagged as "it", robs all the citizens of these countries of their wealth, by moving it up the foodchain.

This symmetric currency war and the asymmetric fiscal war on the Middle Classes ultimately lead to asymmetric physical warfare. Coming to a country near you.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 23:13 | 3197586 holdbuysell
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Speaking of the eponymous book: I heard there was a Twitter battle between Tyler and Rickards some time ago. What happened?

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 10:09 | 3198467 tradewithdave
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Jim Rickards vs Zerohedge... Pass the popcorn.

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