News From Washington: The Economy Is Improving And Other Lies They Hope You Believe

December 10th, 2014

brainwashedETF Daily News Staff:  The headlines were promising this week. Some 320,000 jobs have been added to the mix and the November figures for unemployment proclaim to be holding steady at the relatively respectable rate of 5.8%. Since most Americans are guilty of only scanning the headlines before going about their day, the news of more jobs and no new spikes in the unemployment figures may have made Read more…

Economy, ETF, Gold, Government, Today's Top News

Will Russia’s New Interbank System Threaten Global Banking Transactions?

December 10th, 2014

Russian BankTed Baumann:  The international financial system is based on the U.S. dollar. The greenback is both the world’s “reserve currency” — the one everyone wants to hold when things go bad — and the principal means of exchange. The vast majority of transactions between companies, countries and people are denominated in dollars. Read more…

Banking, China, Currency, Russia, Today's Top News, World News

Why The US Is (Temporarily) Outperforming; The Fed More Than Quadrupled Its Balance Sheet

December 9th, 2014

america united statesJohn Rubino:  Today’s US employment report was, at first glance, the best in years. 300,000+ new jobs, rising wages, fewer people dropping out of the workforce, the whole package. Very hopeful. And also curious, since the rest of the world seems to be moving in the other direction. Read more…

Banking, Economy, Today's Top News, World News

Robert Baylis: Low Capital And Operating Costs Act As The Honey In The Tungsten Investment Space

December 9th, 2014

TungstenBrian Sylvester:  Finding the right combination of factors for an investable tungsten operation is no easy matter, says Robert Baylis, managing director of London-based Roskill. Much of the tungsten space is held privately, but some publicly traded equities offer leverage to future demand growth. Read more…

Commodities, Today's Top News

Economy Post-‘Jobs’ Report; Real or Memorex?

December 9th, 2014

Federal Reserve buildingGary Tanashian:  Now it gets interesting because early in the bailout process the Fed talked about achieving certain employment milestones before hiking interest rates.  Here we are at the 10th consecutive month with 200,000+ job gains (321,000 in November) and the jobless rate down to 5.8% and still there is a question on when or whether ZIRP will be withdrawn? Read more…

Banking, Economy, Today's Top News

Wisconsin Police Ask Residents To Search Their Homes For Guns Without A Warrant

December 9th, 2014

toy-gunKurt Nimmo:  A police boss in Wisconsin expects residents to allow gun searches by police without a court issued warrant.
Police Chief Norm Jacobs of Beloit believes the searches will turn up firearms residents didn’t know they had and guns linked to crimes.

“Maybe we’ll find a toy gun that’s been altered by a youngster in the house — and we know the tragedies that can occur there on occasion.” Read more…

Military and Police, News Of The Weird

The Most Important Variable For 2015

December 9th, 2014

Thinking ManChris Ciovacco:  What Drives Bond Yields And The Fed?

Since the Fed is the largest player in the bond market, it plays a big role in the direction of interest rates. However in the end, interest rates are determined by all bond market participants. If consumer prices are stable, conservative bonds are more attractive. Conversely, if prices are rising at 4% annually, a 2% bond yield starts to look less attractive. Therefore Read more…

Banking, Bonds, Inflation/Deflation, Today's Top News

Government In Action: Guns Being Seized By Police From People On Secret List

December 9th, 2014

cops seize gunsAdan Salazar:  Legal gun owners in New York State deemed mentally unfit by health professionals are unknowingly being added to a state database for probable future gun confiscation. Read more…

Government, Military and Police, News Of The Weird

Ferguson Riots Leave St. Louis Officials Concerned About The Future Of Their City

December 9th, 2014

ferguson-fire-celebratePaul Joseph Watson:  With protests around the country still swirling after the Michael Brown and Eric Garner grand jury verdicts, St. Louis is to get its own dedicated ‘civil unrest’ czar, with authorities fearing more riots that could “radically alter” the city’s future. Read more…

Military and Police, News Of The Weird, Today's Top News

Black Guerrilla Family Publicly Threatens To Shoot On-Duty NYPD Officers

December 8th, 2014

Black Guerilla FamilyMac Slavo:  While outrage continues to brew over the non-indictment of the officer that choked Eric Garner to death for selling “loose” untaxed cigarettes on the streets of New York, the NYPD is digging in, as the below New York Daily News image suggests.

Amid anti-police sentiments, the NYPD has claimed that members of the “Black Guerrilla Family” are threatening to shoot on-duty police officers in New York. Read more…

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Selling Put Options: “So Easy A Caveman Can Do It”

December 8th, 2014

Stock Market 1Chad Shoop:  I’m sure you have heard the slogan: “It’s so easy a caveman can do it.”

Geico, the insurance company, made this tagline famous with its commercials that seemed to play every few minutes. Granted, switching insurance has been an increasingly easy task to do; citing that a caveman could do it is a bit of a stretch.

Either way, if Geico believes switching insurance is so easy, I am convinced that this simple options strategy to collect thousands in extra income is just as easy. Read more…

Investing Guide, OPTIONS, Technical Trading

Racial Tensions In America Could Lead Us Into A “New” Kind Of Civil War

December 8th, 2014

PolicePaul Joseph Watson:  Author and journalist James Howard Kunstler warns that America is careening towards “a new and different kind of civil war” as a result of “guilt-tripped white political culture,” oppositional black culture and militarized police. Read more…

Government, Military and Police, News Of The Weird

Violence And Looting In Oakland CA: Eric Garner Protesters Throw Explosives At Police

December 8th, 2014

riots 5Kurt Nimmo:  Eric Garner protests in Oakland, California, have taken a dangerous turn.
During a protest late Sunday night on a highway demonstrators threw rocks, bottles, glass and explosives at police. Read more…

Military and Police, News Of The Weird

Rick Mills: Diamonds Thrill Again In Saskatchewan

December 8th, 2014

DiamondRichard (Rick) Mills:  As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information

De Beers shaped today’s diamond market. They started in the U.S. back in the late 1930s.

De Beers wanted to expand its market (at the time De Beers controlled 90% of the global diamond market). Diamonds, the larger diamonds, had always symbolized wealth and status but how could Read more…

Mining, Today's Top News

World In A Box

December 8th, 2014

World-in-a-BoxJohn Rubino:  Of all the problems with fiat currency, the most basic is that it empowers the dark side of human nature. We’re potentially good but infinitely corruptible, and giving an unlimited monetary printing press to a government or group of banks is guaranteed to produce a dystopia of ever-greater debt and more centralized control Read more…

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

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