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Is Shorting The Yuan Dangeorus?





The announcement that China will start targeting the yuan against a basket of currencies and not the dollar is consistent with the strategy of undermining the dollar's value. While the view of a looming Yuan devaluation seems almost universal, GoldMoney's Alasdair Macleod warns instead that something else may be a foot - China will sell her dollars not to protect the yuan, but to dispose of an overvalued currency.

 
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World's Largest Silver Producer Slams LBMA's "Manipulated" Fix





“The large discrepancy between the spot price and the fix is very alarming to us especially that it happened twice in a row,” KGHM head of market risk Grzegorz Laskowski exclaimed.

 
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Silver Market In Disarray After Benchmark Price Fix Manipulation





"Unfortunately, it is not [a mistake]... This could be the end of the fix. It took 14 minutes to find a fix – they obviously found a fix way off of the market."

 
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SandRidge On The Verge Bankruptcy: Would Be 2nd Largest Shale Chapter 11 In Past Year





As we said two days ago when looking at the paltry recoveries on their total debt that bankrupt energy debtors are generating in liquidation and bankruptcy asset sales, "the energy bankruptcy party is only just starting." And sure enough, overnight we learned that another company is preparing to throw in the towel following a Reuters report that SandRidge Energy - a shale oil and gas producer in the Mid-Continent region of the U.S. - is exploring debt restructuring options, "as the heavily indebted U.S. oil and gas exploration and production company struggles with the fallout from plunging energy prices."

 
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Oil Markets Futures Curve Have Little Predictive Value of Future Price





Sort of like all those do it yourself Gold Mining shows hitting the reality television scene pretty much nailing the near term top in the gold market.

 
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Gold In 2016: "Economic Power Is Shifting"





An unseen bubble at the heart of the financial system is deflating with unknown consequences. When bubbles deflate, and here we are talking about one in the hundreds of trillions, bad debts are usually exposed. Even though much of the reduction in outstanding OTC derivatives is due to consolidation of positions following the Frank Dodd Act, much of it is not. When free markets reassert themselves, and they always do, the disruption promises to be substantial. We appear to be in the early stages of this event. If so, demand for physical gold can be expected to escalate rapidly as a financial crisis unfolds.

 

 
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Grey Swans Rising - All 6 Of Goldman's Global Risk Indices Are Worsening





Despite every effort by The Fed to convince the world that everything is awesome, it's not. From China growth risks to concerns about tightening financial conditions, Goldman warns so-called 'grey swan' fears are rising with Brexit, Trumpe elected, widening terrorist threats, and increased protectionism the most impactful.

 
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“We Don’t Remember How To Raise Interest Rates. None Of Us Worked Here The Last Time We Did It”





... I found myself seeking refuge in the tiramisu staring back at me, a bit uncomfortable that I was only hearing the wah wahs of Charlie Brown’s adult voices. Until this, during the back and forth of Q&A: (Laughter around the room…) “We don’t remember how to raise interest rates. None of us worked here the last time we did it.

 
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China's Gold Army





Meet 'The Gold Armed Police' - China's special army unit dedicated to acquiring and protecting the nation's precious metals.

 
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On Credit Default Swaps





"This is legal?" Stephanie Ruhle on CDS after watching "The Big Short" (Bloomberg TV) 

 
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London and World Gold Council look to regulate OTC Gold market





The LBMA wants to boost transparency and invited the market to suggest improvements including considering a new electronic platform that may lower trading costs and improve efficiency.

 
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Every SINGLE Big Wall Street Bank Got Stocks AND Rates Horribly Wrong, Except for... Here's Why It Will Always Happen!





This is a damn shame. You can't be upset if your banker calls you a muppet if you hand him the marrionette strings... The tools to cut the strings are just around the corner. Let's see if regulators do the right thing, or if will they stilfe innovation to protect status quo.

 
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Enough Already! Raise The Rate To 3 Percent





Everything is so wonderful that a rate hike would equate to saying the Fed has won. Seven years of ZIRP and a few selling periods when the Fed stopped POMO’s and QE injections, we can easily say with extreme confidence that the Fed won. And by won we mean didn’t ruin the system entirely. Except they did.

 
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Two Clear Signs That the Political/ Financial Elite Know Another Crisis is Coming





Behind the veneer of “all is well” being promoted by both world Governments and the Mainstream Media, the political and financial elite have begun implementing moves to prepare for the next Crisis.

 
 
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