Surprise! Strong Swiss Franc Fails to Sink Economy

May 14th, 2015

Swiss National Bank:  We feel absolutely certain that the people running the SNB won’t be convinced by any evidence, whether theoretical or empirical, that puts their misguided assessment of the alleged dangers of “deflation” and a strong currency into doubt. Read more…

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

7 Charts That Show Gold Nearing A Key Pivot Point

May 13th, 2015

Gold IRA chart:  As usual, we look at gold from different angles. If anything, it becomes clear that the precious metals market is nearing a pivotal point.

We cannot be sure in which direction this will resolve, we can only keep on monitoring the developments in the weeks and months ahead until we see a trend. Read more…

Currency, Gold, Markets, Precious Metals, Silver

US Nearing Recession, Dollar Falling Hard

May 13th, 2015

currency-collapse1-1John Rubino:  The dollar soars by a record amount versus the euro and the yen in 2014. And economists predict strong growth in 2015. Really? Read more…

Banking, Currency, Currency Wars, Economy

The Worst Water Crisis In The History Of The U.S. Is Heating Up!

May 13th, 2015

water droughtMichael Snyder:  What are we going to do once all the water is gone?  Thanks to the worst drought in more than 1,000 years, the western third of the country is facing the greatest water crisis that the United States has ever seen.  Read more…

Agriculture, Economy, News Of The Weird, Today's Top News

Frontier Communications Corp Election Of Directors Results

May 13th, 2015

Frontier Communications CorpFrontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ:FTR) held its 2015 Annual Meeting of the Stockholders on May 13, 2015.   Read more…

Material Events

Saudi Arabia Continues To Turn Screws On U.S. Shale

May 13th, 2015

Oil 6James Stafford:  Saudi Arabia continues to ratchet up production, taking market share away from U.S. shale producers. Read more…

Crude Oil, Markets, Oil Wars, World News

Productivity Crashes While Labor Cost Surges In Q1 2015

May 12th, 2015

down arrowAndre Sealy:  What better time to elaborate on my last blog post about labor cost and productivity than to discuss the recent productivity report. Read more…

Economy, Inflation/Deflation, Today's Top News

Why the US Should Support the AIIB

May 12th, 2015

aiib BankGlobal Risk Insights:  While many fear China’s rise and emerging power in international institutions, the AIIB represents a unique opportunity for the United States. Read more…

Banking, Economy, Markets, World News

Why NSA Surveillance Is Worse Than You’ve Ever Imagined

May 12th, 2015

NSA is WatchingJames Bamford:  Last summer, after months of encrypted emails, I spent three days in Moscow hanging out with Edward Snowden for a Wired cover story.

Over pepperoni pizza, he told me that what finally drove him to leave his country and Read more…

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

China Stops Growing, Starts Easing As The Currency Wars Collateral Damage Stacks Up

May 12th, 2015

China MapJohn Rubino:  When a country pegs its currency to a bigger one like the US dollar, it in effect outsources its monetary policy to the operator of that other currency. This confers several benefits, including the enforced discipline of the other, presumably more rigorous monetary regime and the simplicity of letting someone else stress over controversial policies like QE. Read more…

Banking, China, Currency, Currency Wars, Markets, World News

Small-Cap Tech To Save Giant Coal

May 12th, 2015

CoalJames Stafford:  The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new mercury pollution regulations that took effect last month opened the flood gates for a new multi-billion-dollar energy industry that has investors scrambling to get in on second-generation technology poised for massive revenue gains. Read more…

Energy, Markets, Stocks, Technology, World News

China’s Silk Road Economic Project Will Include Gold

May 12th, 2015

Gold ChinaKoos Jansen:  The Chinese government seems to be very keen on developing the New Silk Road Economic Belt as fast as possible; an initiative, said to be designed by President Xi Jinping himself, that will increase economic cooperation in the wide Eurasian region. Read more…

Asia, Banking, China, Currency, Currency Wars, Emerging Markets, Gold, World News

It’s Official: Police Were Ordered To Stand Down And Let The Baltimore Riots Rage Out Of Control

May 1st, 2015

Baltimore Riot Police - Public DomainMichael Snyder:  We now have official confirmation that the rioting in Baltimore on Monday was purposely allowed to spiral out of control.  Read more…

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

Is Solar Power About To Crush The Competition? (Oil And Coal)

May 1st, 2015

solarJohn Rubino:  Something amazing has happened in the energy market. The cost of solar power has fallen to the point where, in a growing number of places, it’s cheaper than the electricity that utilities deliver from their coal-fired power plants. And it’s still getting cheaper. Read more…

Crude Oil, Energy, Markets, Oil Wars, Technology

Great China International Holdings To Invest 26.5 Million Yen With FT Solution Co.

April 30th, 2015

HandshakeGreat China International Holdings, Inc.(OTCMKTS:GCIH) entered into a Cooperation Agreement with FT Solution Co., Ltd., a Japanese company, effective April 27, 2015.   Read more…

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