100 Years And 100 Reasons To Shut Down The Federal Reserve

February 26th, 2015

Federal ReserveMichael Snyder:  Janet Yellen is very alarmed that some members of Congress want to conduct a comprehensive audit of the Federal Reserve for the first time since it was created.  If the Fed is doing everything correctly, why should Yellen be alarmed?  What does she have to hide?  During testimony before Congress on Tuesday, she made “central bank independence” sound like it was the holy grail.  Read more…

Banking, Currency, Economy, Government, Stocks, Today's Top News

The Odds Of A War Between Israel And Iran Just Went Way Up

February 26th, 2015

JetsMichael Snyder:  Uh oh – Iran just got caught with both hands in the cookie jar.  It turns out that even while Iran has been negotiating a “historic peace deal” with the western world, it has been secretly operating a huge underground nuclear enrichment site that it didn’t tell anyone about.  But this is what the Iranians always do.  They lie, lie and then lie some more.  Read more…

Government, Military and Police, Today's Top News, World News

Talking ETFs And Stocks With Deron Wagner

February 26th, 2015

Stock Market NasdaqDeron Wagner:  Stocks closed in mixed territory with minimal gains and losses. Heavy volume selling in $AAPL put pressure on the Nasdaq 100, which closed with it’s first loss in a few weeks after a failed breakout attempt above the two-day high.

Not much to talk about in terms of broad market price action, as all major averages are in trend mode and above the rising 10-day MA, while avoiding bearish distribution days. Read more…

Biotechnology, ETF, Investing, Stocks, Today's Top News

The War On Preppers: Obama Bans Ammo For The Most Popular Rifles In America

February 26th, 2015

barack obamaMichael Snyder:  Because he can’t get Congress to approve the things that he wants to do, Barack Obama has apparently decided to rule by decree for the rest of his time in the White House.

One of Obama’s latest moves is to try to ban some of the most popular ammunition for the most popular rifle in America.  Read more…

Economy, Government, Military and Police, Today's Top News

The Next Step in ‘Dollars’?

February 26th, 2015

Currency GlobeAlhambra Investment Partners:  I continue to believe that the Swiss National Bank’s action on January 15 opened a “release valve” of sorts inside the world of the global “dollar.” Prior to that day, heightened bearishness all throughout dollar-denominated credit dominated trading. That included funding markets, especially eurodollars. Read more…

Banking, Currency, Currency Wars, Europe, World News

If Debt Was The Problem…

February 25th, 2015

Debt on backJohn Rubino:  Confounded Interest just posted a nice summary of a McKinsey report on the growth of global debt during what some persist in calling the “great deleveraging.” Turns out that since the crisis of 2008, debt has actually risen by $57 trillion, and the ratio of debt to GDP is up 17 percentage points to 286%. Meanwhile, central banks are monetizing 100% of newly-issued sovereign debt. Read more…

Banking, Currency, Currency Wars, Economy, Financials, Government

Government In Action: Why ‘Net Neutrality’ Is A Trojan Horse For Obama’s Web Takeover

February 25th, 2015

Internet Globe 2Paul Joseph Watson:  The federal government is about to seize control of the Internet and most Americans don’t even know about it.

Read more…

Government, News Of The Weird, Technology, Today's Top News

A New Way to Hold Gold (2015 Update)

February 25th, 2015

Currency AurumAdam Taggart:  What if you could carry and exchange gold in the exact same manner as you do with the dollar bills in your wallet?

Last year, we introduced the precious metals community to a company called Valaurum, which has develovped a technology that’s making this possible. Read more…

Currency, Currency Wars, Economy, Gold, News Of The Weird

Who Decides What Is Money?

February 25th, 2015

gold-dollar-billsJohn Rubino:  During a 2011 congressional banking subcommittee hearing, Texas congressman Ron Paul asked Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke if gold is money. “No,” replied Bernanke, “It’s an asset.” Video of this exchange went viral in the gold-bug community, because the difference between money and an asset is, to people who care about such things, both profound and crucial to the future of the global financial system. Read more…

Currency, Currency Wars, Gold, Government, News Of The Weird, Precious Metals

Janet Yellen Encourages More Risk Taking in Markets Tuesday

February 25th, 2015

Yellen 2Dian L. Chu:  Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testified before the Senate banking committee on Tuesday, and again the end result from the market`s point of view was to borrow even more money, and buy risk assets in the form of bonds and stocks. Read more…

Banking, Bonds, Economy, Government, Inflation/Deflation, Stocks, Today's Top News

Russian Billionaire Invests $15M In U.S. ‘Clean’ Fracking Technology

February 25th, 2015

fracking 2James Stafford:  Are the Russians coming to Texas riding the tailwinds of fracking? That depends on who you ask, as some believe Russian forces were behind the anti-fracking vote in Denton, while a $15 million investment in new Texas fracking technology by Roman Abramovich perhaps tells another story. Read more…

Crude Oil, Energy, Investing, Mining / Drilling, Russia, Technology, Today's Top News

Deron Wagner: Today’s Stocks And ETFs (Commentary and Charts)

February 25th, 2015

Stock MarketsDeron Wagner:  Stocks continue to press higher despite short-term overbought readings. As we have seen several times over the past few years, the Nasdaq can remain above the 10-day moving average for 30 to 50 sessions without closing below the 10ma for two consecutive sessions (the Nasdaq is currently on day 14 above the 10ma). Read more…

ETF, Gold, Investing, Stocks, Today's Top News

Obama’s ‘Deal’ With Iran Would Allow Them To Start Building ‘Nukes’ In 10 Years

February 24th, 2015

obama smileMichael Snyder:  Should Iran be permitted to build as many nuclear bombs as it wants just a decade from now?  Shockingly, this is precisely what the “deal” that the Obama administration is currently negotiating would allow Iran to do.  Even the Washington Post, an enthusiastic cheerleader for Obama all these years, says that this deal is the equivalent of “giving Iran everything it wants“.  Read more…

Government, Military and Police, Politics, Today's Top News, World News

American Consumers: Drones Are Now Collecting Your Cell Phone Data

February 24th, 2015

drone with CameraMac Slavo:  It seems that the NSA, the feds and law enforcement aren’t the only ones monitoring cell phone data and mobile devices.

The Ad companies are in on it, too – and are now using drones to spy, err.. track, err… keep pace with consumers. Read more…

Consumer, Technology, Today's Top News

Gold And Silver – Banker’s Grip On PMs Not Over

February 24th, 2015

BanksterEdge Trader Plus:  To leave the EU or not to leave the EU, that is the question?  Pick any hour, and you will have an answer that is good until the next hour passes.  While there have been cheers and encouragement for what the newly elected Syriza party has been telling the EU, that no more debt enslavement will work for Greek citizens, Read more…

Banking, Currency, Currency Wars, Economy, Europe, Government, Inflation/Deflation, World News

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