• Knave Dave
    05/23/2016 - 18:16
    This past Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of the US stock market’s death when stocks saw their last high. Market bulls have spent a year looking like the walking dead. They’ve...

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Myths About Gold That Just Won’t Die





The mainstream loves to hate gold, but then again, these are the same people  who were bearish on gold all the way up from $250 to $1,900 (some turned bullish shortly before it topped, but that’s another story). What actually explains all this contempt for gold is the fact that it remains the main antagonist of the current statist centrally planned fiat money system. It’s as simple as that.

 
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Frontrunning: April 6





  • Cruz, Sanders score decisive victories in Wisconsin (Reuters)
  • Clinton Can’t Get to New York Fast Enough After New Sanders Win (BBG)
  • Trump, Clinton Have Single-Digit Leads in Pennsylvania (BBG)
  • Panama law firm says data hack was external, files complaint (Reuters)
  • ‘Panama Papers’ Puts Spotlight on Boom in Offshore Services (WSJ)
  • Barclays partners with Goldman-backed bitcoin payments app (FT)
 
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Frontrunning: April 4





  • Ties between Germany and Russia enter new chill (Reuters)
  • Tax authorities begin probes into some people named in Panama Papers leak (Reuters)
  • SEC investigates ex-JPMorgan debt traders (FT)
  • Who Will Win Wisconsin? Here Are Six Credible Predictions (BBG)
  • Victim in Wall St. Scheme Was a Classmate of Its Accused Architect (NYT)
 
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SunEdison Plummets 40% On "Substantial Bankruptcy Risk" Warning





Just as we warned was likely, the once infamous hedge fund hotel US solar company SunEdison unit TerraForm Global said on Tuesday there was "substantial risk" that SunEdison would soon seek bankruptcy protection  given liquidity difficulties, noting that "such an action would have a material adverse effect” on TerraForm Global. In 2016 alone, SUNE has collapsed from a hope-strewn $6 price to just 73c this morning...

 
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Silver Gone Wild, Report 20 Mar





Silver ran up 44 cents on the Fed announcement. Then consolidated before running up over $16. It finally exhausted itself $16.15. What happened?!

 
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Frontrunning: March 9





  • Angry White Males Propel Donald Trump—and Bernie Sanders (WSJ)
  • Trump Beats Back Attacks and Tightens Hold on Primary Race (BBG)
  • Fed Likely to Stand Pat on Rates, Keep Options Open for April or June (Hilsenrath)
  • Draghi Stimulus Fails in Stock Market as Swings Match 2008 (BBG)
  • Sabine Oil wins pipeline ruling in a blow to pipeline operators (Reuters)
 
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Gold-Silver Ratio Breakout Report, 28 Feb, 2016





Monetary Metals has been predicing a rising gold-silver ratio. This ratio moved up very sharply this week, and now it takes 83.2 ounces of silver to buy an ounce of gold.

It's within a hair’s breadth of breaking out past the high set on Oct 17, 2008.

 
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Kuroda's NIRP Backlash - Japanese Interbank Lending Crashes





Not only has the Yen strengthened and stocks collapsed since BoJ's Kuroda descended into NIRP lunacy but, in a dramatic shift that threatens the entire transmission mechanism of negative-rate stimulus, Japanese banks (whether fearing counterparty risk or already over-burdened) have almost entirely stopped lending to one another. Confusion reigns everywhere in Japanese markets with short-term interest-rate swap spreads surging and bond market volatility spiking to 3 year highs (dragging gold with it).

 
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Bailed Out RBS Faces Shareholder Revolt As Capital Return Plans Delayed Indefinitely





"People are disappointed" with RBS. The bailed out UK lender that's logged some £50 billion in losses since 2008 just reported its eighth consecutive annual loss, and investors are not happy. As one analyst put it, “I haven’t found any nuggets of good news.” 

 
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London Whale Blasts JPMorgan Management: "For No Good Reason I Was Singled Out"





"The losses suffered by the CIO were not the actions of one person acting in an unauthorized manner. My role was to execute a trading strategy that had been initiated, approved, mandated and monitored by the CIO’s senior management.”

 
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Gold Costs 80oz of Silver, Report 21 Feb, 2016





The big news is that the gold-silver ratio closed at 80, a new post-2008 record. Why?

 
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It Was Never About Oil, Part 2: It Was Always Leverage & Volatility





Unfortunately, we remain stuck in the cleanup phase so long as economists and their ability to direct policy continue to suggest the Great Recession was anything other than systemic revelation along these lines; a permanent rift between what was and what can be. It is and was never about oil; only now that oil projects volatility into the dying days of eurodollar leverage.

 
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Frontrunning: February 11





  • Gold Roars to One-Year High as Turmoil Drives Safe Haven Demand (BBG)
  • Banking Stocks Pummeled in Europe (WSJ)
  • Dollar, stocks plunge sparks scramble for safety (Reuters)
  • Nymex Crude Slips Below $27 a Barrel (WSJ)
  • No Respite for S&P 500 as U.S. Stock Futures Join Global Selloff (BBG)
 
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Agency Bond Rigging Probe Expands As Europe Grills Banks On SSA Debt





EU regulators have joined their counterparts in the US and Britain in probing the SSA market where banks may have colluded on price quotes. The big question is whether Deutsche Bank, which is struggling to reassure a nervous market, will find itself in the European Commission's crosshairs.

 
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