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Greece Is On The Ragged Edge: Bloodied Idealogues Vs. Bloodthirsty Technocrats





"I would be more than happy to see the cradle of democracy put the imperial autocrats and financial kleptocrats in their place, teaching them a thing or two about enlightened self governance."

 
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WaRReN BuFFeT EXPLaiNS NaSH EQuiLiBRiuM





Another crony buck...

 
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We Have Entered The Mania Phase: Market Complacency Has Never Been Higher





More than merely a subjective, psychological state, the complacency of market participants can be effectively quantified, which is precisely what Deutsche Bank's David Bianco has done by looking at the ratio of the market's P/E to implied vol or VIX. As the chart below shows, on a daily basis the PE/VIX ratio just hit 1.49x - it has never been higher, and again based on DB's estimation, market sentiment has now crossed from the complacency zone into outright Mania. The last time this ratio was at the current level: late 2007/early 2008, just before the Fed had to launch a multi-trillion bailout to save capitalism as we know it.

 
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On Memorial Day, Who Is America's True Superhero





On such a 'patriotic' weekend, we thought it appropriate to consider who is the 'MVP' superhero of our time. Captain America? No. How about Ironman? No. What about Superman? Nope... The most valuable superhero of our time is a dark, deranged masked-human dressed in black...

 
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China Establishes World's Largest Physical Gold Fund





Overnight Xinhua also reported that a gold sector fund involving countries along the ancient Silk Road has been set up in northwest China's Xi'an City during an ongoing forum on investment and trade this weekend. (read more about the "New Silk Road" which could change global economics forever here). The fund, led by Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE), is expected to raise an estimated 100 billion yuan (16.1 billion U.S. Dollars) in three phases. The amount of capital allocated to nothing but physical gold purchases (without plans for financial paper intermediation a la western ETFs) will be the largest in the world.

 
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The Single Largest Misallocation of Capital in History





The global Central Banks, driven by their Keynesian lunacy, have induced the single largest misallocation of capital in history.

 
 
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Paul Craig Roberts: "Our Soldiers Died For The Profits Of The Bankers"





Memorial Day commemorates soldiers killed in war. We are told that the war dead died for us and our freedom. US Marine General Smedley Butler challenged this view in 1933: "War is just a racket... our soldiers died for secret agendas of which they knew nothing. Capitalists hid their self-interests behind the flag, and our boys died for the One Percent’s bottom line. Our Soldiers Died for the Profits of the Bankers." It appears 82 years later - nothing has changed.

 
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Small Cap Volatility Hitting Historic Lows





As measured by the Russell 2000 Volatility Index (RVX), volatility expectations for the small cap index have only been this low a couple of times since its inception in 2006. Of course, volatility expectations can always go even lower. Looking historically, though, the rubber band is essentially as stretched to the down side as it has ever been. Therefore, if the RVX continues lower, it would be pushing a new lower bound on its all-time chart.

 
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Should The Clinton 2016 Campaign Change Its Logo?





Clinton, or Clint-off...

 
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Drilling Efficiency To Keep Oil Prices Low





Economics 101 tells us that prices in a free market are set by the interaction of supply and demand. The world oil markets have gotten a graphic lesson in that truth over the last year, as the dramatic surge in US oil production has met stagnant demand. This, in turn, has pushed down spot prices by nearly half. The recent uptick in oil prices, however, has buoyed hopes among market watchers that a strong oil price rally is in order. Unfortunately economics is working against these investors.

 
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Game Theory Pioneer John Nash, Wife, Killed In Taxi Crash





The world lost one of its truly beautiful minds this Saturday, when a taxi carrying John Nash, 86, and his wife of nearly 60 years, Alicia, crashed on the New Jersey Turnpike. The two were killed on the spot when the driver of the Ford Crown Victoria lost control as he tried to pass a Chrysler in the center lane, crashing into a guard rail according to NJ.com.John Forbes Nash, Jr, was best known recently for the 2001 movie starting Russell Crowe"A Beautiful Mind" which depicted his struggles with schizophrenia. His biggest accomplishment was his groundbreaking and pioneering work on game theory. His thesis contained the definition and properties of what is now known as the "Nash equilibrium" - a crucial concept in non-cooperative games, it won Nash the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1994.
 
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Have You Heard Of India’s Newest Gold Ponzi Scheme?





And why this will end in tears... again!

 
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WoRLD TuRTLe DaY 2015





Meet Giganticus Douchebagus...

 
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Never Forget The Price Of Freedom





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